Environment

Southwold will be sparkling thanks to cleaning blitz

By Sarah Edwards at

With an intensive clean-up starting this week, Southwold will soon be looking as bright as a button.
From today (Monday, 23 January), Cherwell District Council’s street cleansing team will be targeting litter, graffiti and dog mess at the Bicester estate for the first blitz of 2017.
Residents of selected Southwold homes will be able to sign up for a free bulky waste collection service as part of the five-day cleanliness campaign. The council is asking residents to report trouble spots in need of extra attention to help the street cleansers target their efforts.
There will also be a sale on the blue and brown recycling bins, which will be available for £18, a £12 saving on the normal retail price.
Cllr Debbie Pickford, Cherwell’s lead member for clean and green, said: “Our street cleansing operatives dedicate themselves to keeping the district as clean as can be throughout the year, but they also run around six blitzes a year. They are all about giving the busiest areas, which suffer the most from littering, a deep clean.
“The team is expecting to collect tonnes of waste, both by hand and with the mechanical street cleaners. We hope local residents will show their support, both by taking advantage of the free bulky waste collections, and by doing their utmost to keep their estate looking pristine for the rest of the year.”
The council’s green team will be delivering flyers to the homes of those who are entitled to the bulky waste offer. It ordinarily costs £16 but is free to eligible Southwold residents if they book their collection during the week of the blitz.
Residents using the bulky waste collection service are reminded that the items they leave out for collection must not obstruct roads or pavements.
For more information on the blitz, visit: www.cherwell.gov.uk/blitz or call 01295 227003.