Banbury’s Hardwick estate to be receive autumn clean-up

CDC's cleaners are heading to Hardwick
CDC's cleaners are heading to Hardwick

Cherwell District Council’s street cleansing operatives will be devoting themselves to getting Hardwick’s streets and public spaces spick and span as part of an upcoming week long blitz.

Council officers will be hitting the streets armed with feather dusters and marigolds from October 24 and residents can take advantage of special offers to allow them to join in the communal cleanse.

These offers include a free bulky waste collection service and discounted recycling bins.

Cllr Debbie Pickford, Cherwell’s lead member for clean and green, said: “We regularly run these focussed clean-ups on the areas of the district that get the most use from residents.

“Our officers do a great job cleaning the district all year around, but this blitz is an opportunity to tackle concentrations of rubbish, graffiti and litter in the Hardwick area.

“Hardwick does suffer from flytipping, so we have combined our campaign with focussed messages to make sure people are getting the best use out of their waste collection services, including the bulky waste service.”

The council’s green team has been delivering flyers to the homes of those who are eligible for the above-mentioned offers, featuring answers to frequently asked questions about bulky waste collections in an attempt to prevent inadvertent flytipping.

During the cleaning blitz residents can have up to three large items removed through Cherwell’s bulky waste service for free but must be booked for collection between October 24 and 30. It ordinarily costs £16.

Residents using the bulky waste collection service are reminded that the items they leave out for collection must not obstruct roads or pavements.

To book a bulky waste collection and for more information on the blitz click here or call 01295 227003.