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Bexley Council seeks Community Champions to be eyes and ears of borough

PUBLISHED: 11:27 10 January 2014 | UPDATED: 11:27 10 January 2014

Bexley Council are looking to recruit eagle-eyed residents to report litter, graffiti and fly-tipping across the borough.

Those with time to spare each day are encouraged to register their interest in becoming a Community Champion, a voluntary group who will be provided with a smartphone to photograph and report incidents.

The Community Champion Scheme is organised by the council and funded by Serco - who will provide the phones.

Reporting eyesores was part of the first phase of the scheme which has been running successfully for more than 12 months.

The second phase will see the initiative rolled out across the whole borough, with the aim being to have a Community Champions in each of the 21 wards.

Cllr Gareth Bacon, cabinet member for the environment said: “Our Community Champions carry out a valuable service in their local area. These community-spirited individuals help keep the borough looking clean and tidy.”

Bexley residents who are interested in volunteering as a Community Champion should call 0208 303 7777 or visit bexley.gov.uk/commnitychampions to register their interest.

The closing date for applications is January 31.

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