The Templar Road Estate Clean Green Campaign has entered its second week with a targeted campaign aimed at giving the area a spruce up.
Following a launch event at the Kendall Crescent shops last week, where around 25 residents braved heavy rain to pick up waste and recycling tips and chat to Oxford City Council staff, the Clean Green Team went to work with brooms, spades and mechanical sweepers. They tackled hotspots on the estate and installed a new bin outside the shops as a result of consultation with the shop keepers.
Cllr John Tanner, the City Council’s Board Member for a Clean and Green Oxford, said: “Most residents take pride in their neighbourhood and take great care to keep it clean, but the thoughtless actions of a few can quickly blight an area. We will continue to put resources into campaigns like the one on Templar Road to ensure that Oxford is kept clean for residents and visitors alike.
“Working alongside the Streetscene staff, Council officers have also been visiting homes on the estate to offer recycling advice and the Council’s Community Response Team have been on patrol keeping an eye out for litter, dog poo and fly tipping.”
The campaign continues right through this week and includes a focus on the area around Pennywell Drive flats, cleaning of the Kendall Crescent shopping parade drainage and continuing patrols and home visits.