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Media invite: Partnership working to clean-up Chatham estate

Date: 24/07/2008           Category: Community Safety

Date: Friday, 25 July Time: 2pm Place: Outside Glencoe School, Glencoe Road, Chatham. Contacts: Neil Howlett - 07813 919933 Dean Laws - 07980 232364 Nearly 20 skip loads of rubbish, rubble and weeds have been cleared from an estate in Chatham, during a week-long clean-up campaign involving Medway Council, Kent Probation Service, Kent Police in Medway and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). All week, 20 offenders under the supervision of Kent Probation's Community Payback Officers have been clearing rubbish, including dumped fridges, televisions and weeds from alleyways on the White Road estate. Untaxed vehicles were also removed from the estate, while residents were given the chance to raise any issues and concerns with members of the Medway Safer Communities Team. Tomorrow, Friday, 25 July, there will be a chance to see their results of their hard work and efforts as they come to the end of the gruelling mission. You are invited to send a photographer / media crew to Glencoe Road in Chatham at 2pm, where they will be a chance to interview officers from the Environmental Enforcement Team and Kent Probation Service. The team will be working near Glencoe School, but please contact either Neil Howlett on 07813 919933 or Dean Laws on 07980 232364 in case they have moved to another location. All sites are within walking distance of Glencoe Road. A full press release will be issued tomorrow. Please contact Laura Patrick on 01634 332017 or email laura.patrick@medway.gov.uk for more details.