Extra cash to tackle fly tipping and graffiti in Sheffield neighbourhoods

Extra cash is being given directly to neighbourhoods so communities can take action on fly tipping and graffiti.

Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 2:11 pm

Seven new Local Area Committees are being set up and council chiefs are giving each one a budget of £100,000 to help communities get back on their feet post-Covid.

There will also be extra investment to tackle fly tipping and graffiti which local councillors can spend directly in their wards.

Sheffield Council director Dawn Shaw said: “A team was set up to tackle both fly tipping and graffiti citywide, for an initial two year period, and up to £500,000 was allocated to the project.

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“The proposal to provide additional money to Local Area Committees to tackle fly tipping and graffiti with a further £200,000 allocated to the citywide project to bring the total budget to £700,000.

“The fly tipping and graffiti team will work with each Local Area Committee to assess and prioritise the top hotspots for fly tipping and graffiti and agree potential solutions.

“We want people and communities in every part of Sheffield to be in control and shape the decisions and issues which matter to them and their area and Local Area Committees need dedicated funding to achieve this.”

Ward Pots are also being doubled with an extra £230,000 of funding.

These are budgets overseen by local councillors, who have the discretion to hand out grants to voluntary, community and self-help groups and projects that want to make a difference in the community.