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Operation Cubit helps keep Medway's streets safer in 2009

Date: 27/01/2009           Category: Community Safety

Untaxed vehicles have been taken off the streets in a week-long joint operation between Medway Council and its partners to make Medway safer. From Monday, 19 to Friday, 23 January, officers from Medway Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team, Kent Police in Medway and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) checked vehicles across Medway to ensure they had valid car tax. In total, officers removed 43 untaxed vehicles from Medway’s streets, which were taken to a car pound where they will stay until their owners pay a release fee and tax their vehicle. Three owners have since paid their fine. Medway Council's Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Enforcement Cllr Rehman Chisti said: "I welcome the strong partnership work carried out by council officers and our colleagues in Kent Police in Medway and the DVLA. Initiatives such as this ensure than our roads remain safe.”