A-Z of street care and cleaning

Animal Fouling

Animals fouling on public footpaths and playing fields causes many problems. It can get on your shoes and clothes, or in the worse cases it can lead to blindness due to an infection called 'Toxocara canis'.

It is an offence for a dog owner not to clean up after their dog on a road, footpath, school playing field, sports field or park. Failure to comply can result in a prosecution and fine up to £1000.

If you see someone committing a animal fouling offence or need to notify us of animal foul, report it using the e-services form: Dog Fouling

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Dead Animals

The council provides a free service for the removal of dead animals from all public accessible areas and private residential properties.

To report a dead animal in a public place or to make an arrangement for a dead animal to be collected from your home you can telephone the Customer Contact Centre on telephone number 0191 427 7000.

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Fly-Posting

Fly-posting is an illegal, anti-social activity that creates a negative impression of an area and contributes to people's fear of crime.

If you see someone committing a fly-posting offence or need to notify us of fly-posting, report it using the e-services form: Fly Posting

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Fly Tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of household and trade waste in lay-bys and down quiet country lanes. It is more hazardous than littering and is therefore a criminal offence under waste legislation. On conviction, the fine is up to £20,000 or six month's imprisonment or both.

If you see someone committing a fly-tipping offence or need to notify us of fly-tipping, report it using the e-services form: Fly Tipping

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Graffiti Removal

The council is responsible for removing graffiti on property it owns. We may also be able to organise the removal of graffiti from privately owned property but there may be a charge for this.

If you see someone committing a graffiti offence or need to notify us of graffiti, report it using the e-services form: Graffiti

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Litter Bins / Removal

The council is responsible for maintaining 4,600 litter bins in the borough. The Blitz-it team removes litter, graffiti and waste in South Tyneside. They look after green spaces as well as streets.

If you see someone committing a littering offence or need to notify us of litter, report it using the e-services form: Litter in the Street

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Public toilets

There are nine public conveniences in South Tyneside, which are situated throughout the borough. A number of the seafront toilets have seasonal opening times 9.00am to 6.30pm through the summer (April to September) but are closed from October to March.

If you experience any problems at these toilets, please contact our Customer Contact Centre 0191 4277000.

Public Toilets

Pier Parade

Ocean Rd, South Shields

Male and Female

9.00am - 6.30pm Monday to Sunday

April to September

Closed October to March

Disabled & Baby changing facilities

Amusements

Amusement Park/Promenade

Male and Female

9.00am - 6.30pm Monday to Sunday

April to September

Closed October to March

Baby changing facilities

Bents Park

Sea Road, South Shields

Male and Female

Open for pre-arranged events/shows during the Summer

South Marine Park

Beach Road, South Shields

Male and Female

9.00am - 7.00pm Summer

9.00am - 4.00pm Winter

Disabled & Baby changing facilities

Sandhaven

Sea Road, south Shields

Male and Female

9.00am - 6.30pm Monday to Sunday

April to September

Closed October to March

Marsden

Coast Road, South Shields

Male and Female

9.00am - 6.30pm Monday to Sunday

April to September

Closed October to March

Disabled WC

Station

Queen Street, South Shields

Male and Female

9.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday

Baby changing facilities

Market

Market Square, South Shields

Male and Female

9.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday

Baby changing facilities

Jarrow

Sheldon Street, South Shields

Unisex

6.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Sunday

Disabled Access

Hebburn

St James Mall, Hebburn

Male and Female

9.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday

Disabled & Baby changing facilities

If you have a problem with a public convenience, report it using the e-services form: Public Conveniences Problem

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Street Cleaning

Street cleansing in the borough is arranged on an area basis. The borough is divided into 26 areas and each area has a cleansing attendant.

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