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Two week 'deep clean' in South Ham started this week
RESIDENTS are being urged to take pride in their neighbourhoods by getting involved in community clean-ups across the borough over the coming months.
The third community clean-up, in a programme of six, will be taking place in South Ham from today to September 13 to tackle issues that were flagged up in response to the action plan created by South Ham Direct Community Planning Group along with any others previously highlighted by the council’s community services operations team.
Work during the clean-up, which will concentrate on the areas bordering St Peter’s Road, Pinkerton Road and going from Russell Howard Park to Alliston Way, covering the area by Burnaby Close, will include:
- A mechanical sweep of all roads along with pedestrian power brushes for less accessible areas.
- Graffiti removal
- Clearing dog mess using an all-terrain vehicle
- Grass cutting
- Hedges and shrub bed maintenance.
In addition to support from the council’s community services operations team, the waste and recycling team is also supporting the event by providing additional glass recycling boxes, recycling bags and more information on how to recycle as much as possible to the community.
The South Ham Direct Community Planning Group will also be displaying information on their action plan for the area at Westside Community Centre during the two weeks.
Councillor Robert Donnell, borough cabinet member for the environment and climate change, described the South Ham programme as an “enhanced tidy up”.
He added: “Over the next year, alongside our normal grounds maintenance and cleansing operations, we are providing a programme of six community cleans at locations where enhanced tidy- ups are most needed in the borough.
“By helping the community-led clean ups, we are able to really support the excellent work done by the community planning groups in the area and also encourage residents to take a real pride in where they live.
“We are committed to doing this with no council tax rise, showing our commitment to deliver more services to local people with less money.”
For more information, or to get involved in the South Ham clean-up, call council community development officer Simon Christian on 01256 845292.
For more general information on the further three clean-ups – in Eastrop in November, Popley East in January, and Brighton Hill South, in March – contact the council on 01256 844844.
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