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Council’s Extra Help To Clean Up In Local Communities

Published on: 24 Apr, 2013
Updated on: 26 Apr, 2013

A new tidy up programme run by Guildford Borough Council is offering parishes and town centre wards extra help to clean up their area.

Help is at hand to clear up littler like this.

Help is at hand to clear up littler like this.

The programme is being run as part of the council’s Love Where You Live campaign.

Parish councils and ward councillors in the town centre (where there are no parishes) have been contacted and invited to suggest the areas they would like tackled. Every parish or town centre ward that takes part will receive a minimum of two days work from the council’s crew who will be out cleaning up during August, September and October.

The council’s head of operational services, James Whiteman, said: “We have a two-man crew who will go to parish or town centre wards to tackle extra tasks that would not normally be covered by regular street cleaning. It could be an overgrown alley, signs that need washing down, or an area of housing estate that needs a good tidy up

“This programme covers the whole of Guildford. We felt it was important that people at local level had a say about the areas that matter to their community. So we’re dedicating around 500 working hours to clear up the spots they think are important. Every parish and the town centre wards will be covered. We’ve asked parish councils and town centre ward councillors to tell us what needs doing in their area.”

If you love where you live and want to influence which areas in your ward or parish get a clean up – send an email to

You can also go direct to your local parish council or, if you live in the town centre, get in touch with a ward councillor. You can get details of your local parish or ward councillor at the council’s  website or ring the customer service centre on 01483 505050, for help.

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Responses to Council’s Extra Help To Clean Up In Local Communities

  1. Kelly-Marie Blundell Reply

    April 25, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    This is fantastic initiative, it will help develop more community cohesion across Guildford.
    I’m sure everyone has an area gripe, they should contact their local candidates and let them know so it can be tackled.

  2. Jim Allen Reply

    April 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    If only, after four years of prevarication over who owns the slope from Sainsbury’s to the A3 up Clay Lane, someone would accept responsibility and collect the litter there.

    If only, they wouldn’t restrict litter picking to one meter from the kerb.

    If only, they didn’t micro manage the litter pick teams and simply gave them an area to keep clean, so I wouldn’t have to clean up Clay lane, Bowers Lane and the Nature reserve car park on a regular basis.

    If only!

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