A clean and green Cowley Road

Published: Monday, 12th March 2018

For two weeks from 19 March, Oxford City Council staff will be out and about along Cowley Road to bring the Clean Green Oxford campaign to the area.

The team will be carrying out street and site cleansing, clearing gullies and tidying shrubberies and gardens, and there will even be a concentrated effort to remove graffiti in the area. In addition they will step up littering patrols, street  sweep with mechanical sweepers, and clear dog fouling hotspots. 

The team also aims to raise awareness around environmental issues to help reduce litter and dog fouling, to target fly tipping and promote the City Council’s bulky waste collection service. 

The City Council’s Recycling Team will be out and about getting residents to make a Clean Green pledge to do something more; they will be in with the chance of winning a £50 Westgate shopping voucher. 

There will be a launch event from 10.30am on 19 March at Manzil Way Gardens. The Recycling Team will set up their gazebo and be on hand to talk to passersby about recycling and waste, as well as handing out free recycling goodies.

Cllr John Tanner, Board Member for a Clean and Green Oxford, said: “Once again we are focusing resources to give a targeted area of the city a deep clean. The City Council does it's best to keep the entire city clean but sometimes an area can really benefit from an all-out spruce up with the help of local residents. The result will be a clearly visible improvement to the area."