Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 14.48.54South Tyneside Council has responded to residents’ concerns about waste in Hebburn by providing more bins to tackle littering and dog fouling hot spots within the local area.

Following issues raised by local residents two waste bins have been installed on Crusade Walk and one leading onto Sherburn Grange, leading onto Bedeswell, thanks to funding from Hebburn Community Area Forum.

The additional bins were put in place in partnership with South Tyneside Homes’ Handy Estates team to meet residents’ needs and help keep Hebburn clean.

Councillor Jim Sewell, Chairman of the Hebburn Community Area Forum, said: “We know that litter and waste are big issues which really concern local residents. We are delighted to have been able to respond positively to the request from residents.

“Our street cleaning and Area teams work very hard every day to keep the area clean, green and tidy for residents and visitors. However we wanted to ensure we are doing all we can to enable residents to help improve the appearance of their local environment.”

South Tyneside Council is working with South Tyneside Homes on the Borough wide Report It campaign which aims to take action against those who fail to clear up after their dog, or litter while raising awareness of the detrimental impact of dog fouling and littering has on local communities.

Mr Bede Woods, from Sherburn Grange North, said: “My neighbourhood is concerned about national issues but what they want their local authority to do is to fix the pot holes, clean their drains, cut back the trees blocking light and empty their bins.

“Dog fouling is the issue residents raise most frequently and our local councillors have listened to their constituents views and have done something about it.

“The Monkton Councillors listen to their residents and act on what people are concerned about.”

Residents are urged to report any dog fouling or littering issues to South Tyneside Council’s Contact Centre on (0191) 427 7000.

These issues can also be reported online at www.southtyneside.gov.uk/reportit or simply drop the Council a text message on 07786 200 802 when out and about.