STREET CLEANSING – IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW WORK PRACTICES

I am pleased that the Council has finally completed the work to bring all the cleansing and enforcement teams together working on a zonal basis to a conclusion and will soon be implementing their proposals.

I have long been advocating a more community based service and it seems that this is what we are going to get with small teams working on local zones building up community knowledge and partnerships with local people and their representatives.

I am also pleased that local supervision is going to be put in place. I receive lots of complaints about street cleansing activity and environmental issues that need enforcement action and the proof of the new working practices will show in a reduction in complaints, if it proves effective.