Tackling litter ‘Hot Spots’ makes for cleaner Lambridge

Residents and Councillors in the Lambridge area of Bath have welcomed extra efforts by Bath and North East Somerset Council to keep the area tidy. Action has been taken after the issue was raised with local Conservative councillors Richard Maybury and Bryan Chalker at a public meeting at the end of last year.

Following the concerns raised by Lambridge residents, Cllr Chalker met with a member of the council’s Cleansing department to discuss what action could be taken to address the issue. After working closely with council’s Cleansing department, local councillors have identified particular litter-prone ‘Hot Spots’ for the street cleaning team to focus on.

After working to make the streets cleaner in the area and focussing on the particular ‘hot-spots’ for the past few months, feedback received from residents has been positive. Bryan and Richard, who previously performed somewhat of a ‘DIY’ street cleaning job by doing their own litter patrols in the area, have said they are really pleased with the results.

Cllr Bryan Chalker (Con, Lambridge) commented:

“As a local councillor, it’s really important to have a close working relationship with the council’s cleaning team so they know what the issues are in your area.

“After gathering feedback from local residents and passing this on to the cleaning team we are seeing some really positive results. Before, myself and fellow councillor Richard used to go around and help pick up litter in the area, but we’ve found precious little to pick up on recent litter-picking strolls!”

Cllr Richard Maybury (Con, Lambridge) said there had been a notable improvement in the tidiness of the area in recent months, he added:

“I know that a lot of work is currently being undertaken by the Cleansing department with the Bath City Liaison Forum on ways to improve street cleaning in Bath. So I’d like to thank the hard work of the Cleansing department, we are very grateful to them for listening to the concerns of residents in the area. We will continue to work with the cleaning team to ensure we keep our area tidy.”