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Street cleansing and washing

Street cleaning

Litter picking/cleaning works are carried out on all council maintained roads/footpaths, parks, and open spaces. All scattered litter will be removed as part of our regular programme of street cleaning works.

Cleaning is regularly carried out as part of routine programmed street cleaning works. If you do feel the need to report any areas that require cleaning i.e. scattered general litter, drinking cans, crisp packets etc. in a park, street, or open space you can let us know using Report It.

Please tell us the nearest:

  • property number/name
  • street light number
  • road junction

Cleaning works can be delayed during wet or wintry weather conditions.

Please note, if the area which needs cleaning contains broken glass and/or dog fouling, please include this when you complete the Report It form.

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Street washing

We are one of only a few councils in the country to provide a street washing service.

We currently provide the service over a seven month period each year for the street washing of the pedestrianised town centre areas only. The machine used for street washing is then converted to a mechanical sweeper if required during the winter period.

The street washer uses a low-pressure water jet and brushes to scrub the pavement. As the machine travels along the pavement water is sucked up along with any residue, leaving only a damp surface. The machine also has a facility to recycle the water collected, which reduces water usage.

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