Tidy neighbourhood scheme launches in Bedminster

A week-long project to clean up an area of Bristol that has been affected by anti-social behaviour has begun.

Bristol City Council said there were about 1,100 incidents of issues such as fly-tipping and graffiti reported in Bedminster in the past year.

Volunteer group, the Greater Bedminster Community Partnership has now launched a campaign entitled "Love Bemmy I Do".

The campaign aims to make residents take pride in the area and report instances of anti-social behaviour.

Local people will be encouraged to join the Street Representative scheme in order to report rubbish or graffiti that needs removing to the council.

They will also be invited to get involved with other community safety and improvement schemes such as Business Watch or Neighbourhood Watch.

Council officers will conduct patrols to spot instances of tipping and littering and will issue offenders with fines.

And offenders will clean up untidy areas as part of a community payback scheme.

Ben Barker, of the Greater Bedminster Community Partnership, said: "Bedminster is a great place to be and a very positive place. But there's a few people letting it down so we're trying to remind them to make a good place even better."

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