Patrols at Skew Bridge clean up site

Rushden Lakes: Rushden: area for new shopping development on area previously known as Skew Bridge. 'Thursday 26th April 2012
Rushden Lakes: Rushden: area for new shopping development on area previously known as Skew Bridge. 'Thursday 26th April 2012

Skew Bridge in Rushden, where developers hope to build a £50m shopping and leisure park, has been made tidier and safer.

Waste officers from East Northamptonshire Council and local police officers have been carrying out regular patrols as part of the ‘I Love East Northants – Improving where you live, work and play’ campaign launched in February.

Cllr Glenn Harwood, lead member for the Enviro-crime strategy, said: “This site has suffered from litter and damage by off-road motorcycles for many years and the actions we’ve taken are part of a long-term plan to protect the district from environmental crime.

“We’ve seen a significant drop in incidents and amounts of littering and nuisance vehicles on the site which is great news. We’ll continue to patrol and take the necessary action to tackle those who blight our lovely district.”

Visit the council website, www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/envirocrime, to find out more about the campaign, progress on the grotspots and what you can do to help.

People can also report a grotspot by phone on 01832 742026 or tell an advisers at the council’s customer service centres in Thrapston, Rushden and Oundle.