West Reading Street Receives Love Clean Reading Treatment

MEMBERS of the council’s Streetcare Team and Neighbourhood Services Team joined forces to carry out a deep clean of a west Reading street this week.

The crews embarked on Elm Park Road on Tuesday (20th September) to clean the street and footpaths, litter pick, clear rubbish and clean gullies.

An officer also invited householders to put out any unwanted small electrical items, such as toasters, hairdryers and irons for collection.

The deep clean was part of the council’s third year of the Love Clean Reading campaign where streets, footpaths, towpaths, alleyways and grass verges are targeted.

The council is hoping to hold more community clean-up events through the year.

Councillor Liz Terry, Lead Member for Neighbourhoods, visited the teams taking part in Tuesday’s operation.

She said: “The council’s Streetcare and Neighbourhood Services teams are always busy around the borough but wherever possible it’s great to be able focus on one area and give it a thorough deep clean.

“Elm Park Road was suggested to the local Neighbourhood Officer by a resident who was willing to go around delivering leaflets to neighbours advising them of the work, the electrical items collection and asking them to park their cars elsewhere if possible.

“I’d like to thank the householders who co-operated and hope they are pleased with how tidy their street now looks.”


Notes for Editors:

The Love Clean Reading app can be used for reporting a range of matters to the council, including, fly-tipping, abandoned vehicles, highways issues and overgrown vegetation. It can be downloaded on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phones from http://loveclean.reading.gov.uk/reports.


David Millward

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