Less litter in Littlemore

Published: Wednesday, 22nd August 2018

A two-week Littlemore clean-up campaign last month targeted the area with intensive deep clean while staff went from door to door to advise residents and businesses on refuse collection and recycling

The campaign ran from 16 to 29 July and involved street cleansing, graffiti removal and dog fouling patrols. It focused on encouraging positive environmental behaviour, such as using bins and reporting fly-tipping, and raised awareness of the Council's bulky waste and kerbside small electrical collections.

Apart from sweeping the roads, the teams knocked on over 350 doors, put on a recycling launch event and roadshow, visited seven businesses to advise on commercial refuse collection and removed graffiti in the Long Lane subway and in Thompson Terrace.

The campaign targeted dog fouling as this had been raised as a problem by both councillors and the public. The Community Response Team carried out visual inspections and high visibility patrols around dog fouling - particularly around Minchery Road where residents had raised concerns.

Local residents signaled their enthusiasm for the project as over 75 signed a pledge to keep Littlemore clean.

Cllr Nigel Chapman, Board Member for Customer Focused Services said: "This was another successful clean-up campaign. Our street cleaners work hard all year round to keep the city clean but sometimes it really pays off to concentrate our resources in a specific area for a limited time.

"We've carried out five of these concentrated, area-based, cleaning efforts over the last two years and the results speak for themselves. Littlemore has benefited from a concentrated wash and brush up, and with our staff also out door knocking to talk about waste and recycling issues we had residents and businesses involved too.

"I hope everyone will notice the difference and be inspired to keep their area clean throughout the year."

More clean up campaigns are being planned. To find out  more visit the street cleaning page