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Ealing Council changes environmental crime enforcement contractor

Mon 08 Jul 2024
Ealing Council has ended its 5-year partnership with Kingdom Services Group Limited for enviro-crime enforcement.

The new contract has been awarded to APCOA (Airport Parking Company of America) a European company specializing in parking and environmental enforcement services.

APCOA manage parking and environmental services for 26 local authorities across the UK and Ireland, including seven London boroughs.

This new arrangement, effective 1st July 2024, is a joint effort with Harrow and Hounslow Councils to address a variety of environmental offenses, including fly-tipping, littering, dog fouling and spitting.


The company's Environmental Enforcement Officers (EEOs) will patrol streets, town centres, parks, and open spaces, promptly address incidents of fly-tipping, littering, and dog fouling. These officers are authorized to issue on-the-spot fixed penalty notices (FPNs) to offenders, ensuring immediate and effective action against environmental crimes.

This new agreement, lasting three years with the possibility of annual extensions up to three additional years, underscores a long-term commitment to maintaining clean and safe public spaces.

Kim Challis, APCOA's Regional Managing Director (UK&I), expressed her excitement about the partnership, highlighting APCOA's extensive experience in environmental enforcement and its dedication to improving local communities. She stated, "We are really pleased to be working now with Ealing, Harrow, and Hounslow councils, using our extensive experience in environmental enforcement to help tackle anti-social problems. We welcome the opportunity to make a difference to the local communities across these three London boroughs."


APCOA is actively recruiting officers for this role, offering a wage of £13 per hour. According to APCOA, the role involves enforcing local laws to protect the area from litter, dog fouling, and other by-law violations, issuing tickets and notices to those who breach these regulations.

For further details on the specifics of the enforcement measures and fixed penalty notices, residents can visit the Ealing Council website.

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