Get set for a clean green St Clement's

Published: Monday, 16th September 2019

The latest area to benefit from the City Council's clean and green initiative has been announced - it's St Clement's.

From 30 September until 6 October 2019 the area will see the City Council and Oxford Direct Services concentrate resources as St Clement's becomes the focus of the cleaning campaign.

This is the latest in a series of clean green campaigns over the last three years. It's not just about cleaning though; the campaign will also tackle environmental issues through education and enforcement. This will include knocking on around 500 doors to talk to resident and find out what they think the main recycling and waste issues are in St Clement's.

“These regular clean and green campaigns mean we put extra resources into one specific area for a limited time to give it a deep clean. On top of that we will be door-knocking to talk to residents about the refuse and recycling issues that affect them.

"St Clement's is known as a student area so we particularly want to talk to new arrivals to make sure they understand Oxford's recycling scheme and use it to the full so that we can maintain and improve our recycling record.

"The City Council is determined to keep Oxford a clean and green place for residents and visitors. Focusing efforts in this one area will make a visible difference in St Clement's."  

Cllr Nigel Chapman, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities and Customer Focused Services

Apart from general street and site cleansing, the teams will remove graffiti, clear any fly tips, and get rid of abandoned vehicles. 

The initiative kicks off with a launch event in Manzil Way Gardens at 10.30am on Monday 30 September that will see student wardens and Divinity Road Residents' Association carrying out a litter pick.