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Cherwell continues cleaning blitz

Banbury residents are playing their part in a neighbourhood blitz as the Cleaner Greener campaign addresses waste issues in the area.

In the latest phase of Cherwell District Councils (CDC) initiative to gain greater public co-operation, 2,700 households in the Neithrop and Hardwick wards were visited, with 850 residents helping to identify problem areas that need cleaning up.

As a result of the interaction, 15 fly-tips were identified and tackled and 17 tonnes of rubbish was removed from the area during the week-long campaign.

A further 116 residents asked for bulky waste collections from their homes and 12 abandoned or unwanted vehicles will now be taken away, with 143 residents volunteering for a local litter pick being organised for October.

CDC portfolio holder for the environment, councillor Kieron Mallon said: This is a very encouraging response. Weve given the residents a chance to point out problem areas in the community and we provided the extra staff to tackle them.

Im also very pleased to see that so many residents have already agreed to join us on the litter pick next month. This all helps make Cherwell cleaner and greener and we very much hope residents in the areas weve been to for a blitz, will make sure their community stays that way.

Banbury is the second part of Cherwell to see extra resources focused on the area during a week-long campaign. Among the features are extra street sweeping services, camera surveillance in areas where fly-tipping has been identified as a problem, a car amnesty and graffiti removal.

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