Havering Council cracks down on, street drinkers, tenancy scams and more in Harold Hill Day of Action

Day of Action
Published: Monday, 14 November 2016

Havering Council officers were joined by the Police as they took to Hilldene Road, Harold Hill to crack down on street drinkers and housing scams in second day of action.

Officers carried out tenancy investigations and audits and dealt with anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping, licensing and food safety. 

On Thursday 10 October 2016, the Metropolitan Police charged a man for theft for a motor vehicle and put in place a dispersal zone which prevents anti-social behaviour in the area. Throughout the day the council visited 29 properties, completed five tenancy audits to ensure the correct tenants occupied the property and have arranged a further nine visits.

Other results on the day:

  • 63 waste transfer notices, that demand businesses dispose of their waste legally, were handed out by the Council to businesses on Hilldene Road
  • Falsely Food Standard Rated businesses found which will be further inspected
  • One Fixed Penalty Notice issued
  • 30 Anti-social behaviour diary sheets handed out to local shops 
  • 72 mini cigarette bins handed out to smokers
  • 52 dog poo bags handed out to local dog owners

Community wardens were also present and give out advice on anti-social behaviour, personal safety and handed out Crime Prevention Packs.

Councillor Damian White, Cabinet Member for Housing said: “We are determined to improve the safety of our tenants and will continue to work with the police to crack down on those who take part in tenancy fraud.”

This was the council’s second day of action and took place as a result of the increase of anti-social behaviour in Hilldene Road, Harold Hill.

The action team consisted of Havering Council’s Community Wardens, Housing tenancy, Housing CCTV, Estate Services, Community Safety, Street Enforcement, Environmental Health, Licensing, Food Safety, Trading Standards teams along with the Metropolitan Police.

Follow #HaveringDayofAction on Twitter to find out more about the Day of Action initiatives.