Environment

Clean and Green campaign heads to Greater Leys

By Sarah Edwards

For two weeks from Monday 17 July Oxford City Council, together with the local housing associations, will concentrate resources on Greater Leys as it becomes the focus of the next Clean Green Oxford campaign.
Greater Leys will benefit from a targeted effort to build on the good work started in previous Cleaner Greener campaigns. Apart from general street and site cleansing, they will be removing graffiti, clearing any fly tips, and getting rid of any abandoned vehicles.
But it’s not just about cleaning; the campaign will also tackle environmental issues through education and enforcement. The teams will be out and about talking to residents and tenants to find out what they think the main recycling and waste issues are on the estate.
Cllr John Tanner, Board Member for a Clean and Green Oxford, said: “This is the latest in our series of campaigns. We are determined to make sure Oxford stays a clean and green place for everyone. By concentrating our efforts in one area for a fortnight we can make a tangible difference to the quality of life of those who live there.
“The City Council wants to work with residents, businesses and housing associations to make Greater Leys an even better place to live than it already is. We’ll be giving the area an intensive wash and brush up, as well as encouraging people not to drop litter or allow their dogs to foul in the first place.”
The campaign will be launched at the Barn, next to the Catalyst offices, from 10am on 17 July.