22/07/2011 - Permalink

Over five tons of dirt removed from Dinham and Linney in Ludlow

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A total of 5.4 tons of dirt and leaves were collected from Dinham and Linney in Ludlow as part of Shropshire Council’s deep clean earlier this month (8 July 2011).

The council’s environmental maintenance team were kept busy helping the council’s contractor Veolia Environmental Services to jet wash part of Linney as well as sweep the pavement to gather leaves, moss and dirt.

As parked vehicles usually prevent sweeper access, visitors and residents were asked to park in Castle Street car park for free, whilst the work took place along the 1400m (0.87miles) length of road.

This enabled the large road sweeper and smaller pavement sweeper to operate without disruption to great effect, collecting a staggering amount of detritus.

Councillor Martin Bennett, Shropshire Council’s deputy cabinet member, said:

“This work has had a big impact along the street. Several residents have made appreciative comments to all involved, congratulating the team on the work carried out.”

Councillor Rosanna Taylor-Smith, Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow North, said:

“I am grateful to the residents and visitors of Ludlow that moved their cars for the morning so that we could clean the road and pavement properly. The residents and visitors noticed the improvement immediately – the road and pavements look so much better – ready for the busy tourist season.”

People can report any problems with litter or graffiti to the Environmental Maintenance teams on 0345 678 9006 or alternatively report a problem online.