Investing For Cleaner Streets
The Council has invested £338,000 in additional resources to improve street cleansing services.
This investment includes the introduction of town centre cleaning on weekends, increasing capacity in the cleansing team to clean more streets across Blaenau Gwent, focusing on litter picking, sweeping up debris and removing chewing gum.
Cleaning Our Town Centres
Over the last few months, additional deep cleansing of the town centres in the borough has been undertaken. Pavements, street furniture and bus stops were cleaned using high pressure water jetting. Weeds and overgrowth were also removed.
The street cleansing team will also improve the dog fouling service, working with ward members to identify problem areas across the Council to target efforts to clearing and disinfecting areas affected.
Weed spraying across the area will also be increased to three sprays a year with the aim to reduce weed growth over time.
From April 2018 we are allocating more resources into grass cutting and expanding in more areas throughout Blaenau Gwent.
We hope you’ve noticed the difference these investments have made in the last couple of months. We’d like to know your views about the street cleaning, please visit our website at www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk to access a short survey to leave your comments so we can continue to improve our services where we can.