Langford Village gets the cleaning blitz treatment
A cleaning blitz hit Langford Village last week when Cherwell District Council's cleaning blitz team arrived. By the end of the week they'd shifted 6165 kgs of waste from the streets.
The week long campaign followed on from September's successful Big Tidy Up Campaign. Extra resources were focussed on giving the area the deep clean treatment, including:
- extra street sweeping
- graffiti removal
- a leaflet drop to households, in co-operation with the local street wardens, that gave contacts to report fly tipping, stray dogs, overflowing litter bins and much more
- free bulky waste collections to clear away furniture, fridges, electrical goods or mattresses - the usual charge is £10 for up to four items
- a car amnesty for unwanted cars. The council normally charges £10 to take them away.
Councillor Dan Sames, member for Bicester South, met up with the team during the cleanup. He said: "The blitz reinforces the Council's commitment to a cleaner, greener Cherwell in all corners of the district."
"The initiative has a proven track record. By concentrating our resources in one area for an intensive clean up, it makes a real impact. And we'll work with the community to make sure that clean areas stay cleaner and greener. It is great that Langford Village has received the Cherwell Touch."
The council constantly strives to keep the district clean with a range of initiatives in both the towns and the countryside. Regular street cleaning, fly tip removal and dealing with graffiti are carried out all the time. But by concentrating efforts and working with residents through the blitz programme targeted areas will get extra attention.
The "Cleaner Greener Cherwell" priority aims to build on the huge success of the recycling scheme that's put the district among the country's top recyclers, with a recycling rate approaching 50 per cent.