Technology used to make Daventry district cleaner

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Plans have been unveiled to help councillors report environmental crimes with state-of-the-art technology.

Councillors at Daventry District Council (DDC) could be given GPS cameras or use a new smart phone application to help record and report environmental incidents such as littering, graffiti and fly-tipping.

Enterprise, the company that delivers environmental services on behalf of the Daventry District Council, is investigating ways in which councillors can help report incidents in their ward.

The initiative is designed to help ensure that reports and feedback of environmental issues can be dealt with quicker and help improve the quality of service, and was originally agreed as part of the contract with Enterprise when they took over the service last year.

DDC leader Cllr Chris Millar said: “We think this scheme is a good idea and will allow councillors to take up issues on behalf of the residents in their ward by quickly and accurately reporting any incidents they spot.

“Although the initiative is only being rolled out now and the exact technology has yet to be decided, it does form part of the contract we entered into with Enterprise last year and is another way that we can help to keep our district clean and tidy.”

Simone Wade, Partnership Director at Enterprise, said: “It is our aim to deliver the highest levels of service and customer satisfaction and we are delighted to be able to provide the Councillors with GPS cameras or smart phone applications that will enable them to respond positively and quickly to our customers issues as they arise.”