Keeping the borough clean

Keeping the borough clean

To keep the borough clean, to the standards of cleanliness as set out in the government's Code of Practice, we currently cleans the following areas daily:

  • Major shopping areas
  • Local shopping areas
  • Village centres

Other areas are cleaned and responded to as set out below:

  High intensity of use Medium intensity of use Low intensity of use Special circumstances
Nature of the area Areas which, through
intense pedestrian
and/or vehicular
movements, are
prone to fluctuations
in litter and refuse
and require both
high levels of
monitoring and
frequent cleansing
Areas which, through
intense pedestrian
and/or vehicular
movements, are
prone to fluctuations
in litter and refuse
and require both
high levels of
monitoring and
frequent cleansing
Areas affected by
moderate levels of
pedestrian and
vehicular activity and
therefore less prone
to fluctuations in
litter and refuse,
usually situated
outside centres of
retail or commercial
activity, but used
regularly by members
of the public
Types of land where
issues of health
and safety and
reasonableness and
practicability are
dominant
considerations when
undertaking
environmental
maintenance work
(includes legislative
restrictions for all
land types)
Maximum response
time to restore to
grade A standard
if it falls below
grade B
1/2 a day
This means by 6pm
if reported before
1pm or by 1pm the
next duty day if
reported between
1pm and 6pm on
the previous day
1 day
This means by 6pm
the following
evening
14 days 28 days or as soon
as reasonably
practicable