A clean, green Littlemore

Published: Tuesday, 10th July 2018

For two weeks from 16 July, Oxford Direct Services staff will be out and about in Littlemore bringing the Council's Clean Green Oxford campaign to the area.

The teams will carry out street and site cleansing, clear gullies, tidy shrubberies and gardens and keep a lookout for cigarette butts. And there will be a concentrated effort to remove graffiti.

In addition they will be out and about checking on litter hot spots, bringing in mechanical street sweepers, and focusing on dealing with dog fouling, particularly around Giles Street, Alice Smith Square and the side streets. Dog fouling patrols will give out dog bags and take enforcement action against anyone flouting the law.

Areas singled out for the intensive wash and brush up include Champion Way, Cowley Road and Priory Road.

The teams also aim to raise awareness around environmental issues and promote the City Council’s bulky waste collection service. They will go out and about, knocking on doors and talking to schools, businesses, shops and community groups to spread the clean and green message.

There will be a launch event starting at 10.30am on 16 July at Littlemore Community Centre. 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 Nigel Chapman, Board Member for Customer Focused Services said: “July will see the Council focus its cleaning resources on Littlemore in the latest area-based clean and green campaign.

"The City Council does its best to keep the entire city clean, but sometimes an area can really benefit from an out-and-out cleaning blitz with the help of residents. The result will be a visible improvement to an area and I'm confident that the before-and-after effect in Littlemore will be clear to see."

Previous areas that have benefited from a concentrated spruce up have included Cowley Road, Barton, and the Templar Road Estate.