Reducing litter and cleaning Bitterne Park

litter in bin graphic“Street Sparkles” — which allow the Council to deep clean streets that are always full of cars — take place in Bitterne Park between March and June. Work is also taking place with schools on the issue of litter.
Image: Kriss Szkurlatowski

The Council says the Street Sparkles schedule is:
19th & 20th March            Copsewood Road and Dell Road
26th & 27th March            Manor Farm Road and Newton Road
30th April & 1st May         Whitworth Crescent, Harcourt Road and MacNaghten Crescent
12th & 13th May               Oaktree Road and St Catherines Road
11th & 12th June              Bond Road and Diamond Road

John Martin, City Cleansing Officer, reports that a great deal of good work has been carried out with Bitterne Park School on the issue of litter, including assemblies, litter picks, poster designs and the presence of City Patrol at local shops when students are going to and from the school.

Last year he attended several assemblies and gave presentations on the problem of chewing gum pollution in the school and on the streets of Southampton, and posters endorsing the message were put up at strategic locations around the school. Mr Martin says he’s always happy to work with schools to discuss litter, and develop programmes to try and reduce it.

Next month “The Big Tidy Up”, a national campaign organised by the Keep Britain Tidy Group will be re-launched and the whole community, including schools, will be encouraged to participate. The web page is:

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