Rose Hill spring clean ends with significant success

Published: Tuesday, 28th March 2017

A targeted clean-up of the Rose Hill area has been hailed a “success” by Oxford City Council Streetscene Services Manager Doug Loveridge.

The two-week campaign between 6-17 March, saw Oxford City Council teams concentrating their resources in the area as part of its Clean Green Oxford agenda.

After listening to residents’ and officers’ feedback in the area, City Council teams got to work removing fly-tipping, deep-cleaning alleyways and pedestrian areas as well as offering advice on recycling and waste disposal.

With the help of volunteers, more than one tonne of fly-tipping and household rubbish was removed from Rivermead Park. The clearing of the waste has opened up space which can now be reclaimed as a meadow area as mowers will now be able to reach the land free of obstacles.

The waste and recycling team visited more than 560 properties delivering information on easy ways to recycle household waste while offering items such as food disposal bags. Residents with severely untidy gardens were also visited and advised on the council’s free bulk waste removal services.  

The Streetscene team installed new waste and recycling bins across Rose Hill while addressing dog fouling in the area. In addition, alleyways, footpaths and parking pays were cleared and scrubbed and hedges were cut down.

Streetscene vehicles removed 2,000kg of waste from main roads and graffiti was cleaned from various walls and road signage.

The community response team generated 34 new residents’ concern cases during their patrols, with 11 cases being immediately resolved. Issues raised included fly-tipping and dog fouling in the area.

Williamson Way was rejuvenated with new bin stores and clothes drying areas installed. Street signs were repaired or replaced, while general removal of bulk waste was conducted.

Doug Loveridge, Streetscene Services Manager at Oxford City Council, said: “I am delighted the Rose Hill campaign has been such a success and I’d like to thank resident volunteers and the council staff for their efforts.

“It is important that we keep listening to residents and working to improve the area that they live in. We are striving to create a Clean Green Oxford and we hope to announce further targeted clean-ups later in the year.”