Campaign cleans up on Templar Road Estate

Published: Monday, 11th July 2016

A two-week long campaign by Oxford City Council’s Clean Green Team took place on the Templar Road Estate from 20 June to 1 July.

As the cleaning operatives went about sprucing up the area, staff from Waste and Recycling, Community Response and Housing went door-to-door to over 280 properties to listen to residents’ concerns about cleaning issues and offered advice on recycling and other general issues.

Cllr John Tanner, the City Council’s Board Member for a Clean and Green Oxford, said: “Templar Road highlights the problem our street cleaners face to keep Oxford pristine. It’s a credit to them that our city is kept clean - but their job is made a lot harder by a thoughtless minority who drop litter, allow their dogs to foul the pavements and flytip their unwanted rubbish for others to clear up.”

“Residents raised the issue of dog fouling as a particular concern so we’ll be looking into increasing warden patrols in the area and issuing penalty notices to anyone found not to be cleaning up after their dogs.“

The two week initiative had kicked off with a recycling road show where residents were able to have questions answered by the Recycling Team and request larger blue recycling bins. New food caddies and free caddy liners were also given out. Oxford’s new recycling competition, the Blue Bin Recycling League, which gives residents and communities the chance to win exciting prizes by recycling, was also promoted.

The next Clean Green Campaign will take place in Oxford during the autumn.