GCC_EnvTaskForce_ImageWe recently attended the launch of Glasgow City Council’s new Environmental Task Force (ETF) which aims to revolutionise the way the city is maintained and gives the public the opportunity to make its voice heard through Facebook and Twitter.

The information submitted by the public will be dispatched to 30 rapid response teams across 4 Task Force teams across the city to tackle the issues as quickly as possible. The ETF’s main aim is to tackle environmental issues including fly tipping, littering and dog fouling. An emphasis will also be placed on improving neighbourhoods throughout the city through environmental enhancement.

The ETF will utilise a rolling model of engagement, enforcement and enhancement activities. There will be a week of each in each of the 21 wards in the city before the cycle starts again. A typical ETF team comprises of specialist units who will focus on graffiti removal, improving roads, dog fouling, community payback and littering. And as part of the programme a major recruitment drive will take place which will see unemployed people of all ages from across the city trained up as ETF officers.

You can report an incident in the following ways:

You can also become a Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer (NIV) as well!

You can download the information leaflet here GCC_ETF_LeafletAll_Jun2016 and also a poster for your home or workplace here GCC_EnvTaskForce_Poster

The ETF can deal with the following issues:

We have tried the service a couple of times and await to see the results…