ICCQ (Improving Croft and Cowpen Quay) mini site

Welcome to the ICCQ (Improving Croft and Cowpen Quay) section of the site. This area is dedicated to a local resident led charity that continues the work of the Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder Initiative for the Croft ward of Blyth. We are a partnership, involving local residents from the area with a range of local organisations aiming to improve the local neighbourhood and keep it a safe and pleasant place to live.

You can download our latest PDF Bulletin sent out to residents here - ICCQ Bulletin APRIL 2016

18/03/2016 by 
5.00 of 4 votes

Nobody likes to see litter in our streets. It makes them look scruffy and untidy, is bad for the environment and costs a lot to deal with. At Northumberland County Council we take this issue very seriously. See below for details of how we take a pro-active approach to preventing and responding to this problem. But remember you’ve also got a responsibility to help keep Croft litter free...

What we have agreed...

Northumberland County Council WILL:

  • Litter pick your area on a targeted basis to supplement regular litter picking
  • Provide public litter bins where appropriate
  • Mechanically sweep your streets on a monthly schedule
  • Sweep and litter pick the main roads and verges
  • Provide additional litter picking where litter hotspots are identified on a targeted basis
  • Carry out regular litter patrols and issue fixed penalty notices to offenders

Residents' Responsibilities:

  • Not drop litter (remember chewing gum and cigarette ends are litter too)
  • Use public bins and encourage others to do the same
  • Report streets that get badly littered between sweeps
  • Let Northumberland County Council on 01670 627 000 know if a litter bin has been damaged
  • Report to Northumberland County Council on 01670 627 000 any public bins that have not been emptied or are over flowing

Your Street Reps suggest:
"Local organisations work with Probation services and others to organise litter picks. Find out how to get in touch with them by calling 01670 627 000 for information."




Other ways to reach us

  • Email


  • Phone

    01670 542854

  • Mailing Address

    Suite G10, Blyth CEC
    Ridley Street, Blyth
    Northumberland, NE24 3AG