Oldham Council are sprucing up the borough as part of The Don’t Trash Oldham campaign.
As part of the “Don’t trash Oldham campaign” Environmental teams started work in St James and Waterhead helping supporting communities to look after their neighbourhoods.
Oldham Council staff have also been planting Spring flowering bulbs, removing grass that has grown over footpaths, getting rid of algae from seating and street signs and tidying shrub beds.
The initiative will be rolled across Oldham throughout next year, other initiatives including playground markings in alleys and the planting of greenery and wildflower meadows will be undertaken. This is in addition to the day-to-day duties, such as litter picking and emptying street bins.
Oldham Council will continue to target those who dump waste and blight local communities. Handing out fines, fixed penalty notices, and prosecution of those found guilty.
Thirty eight hotspot areas where more than 60 per cent of fly-tipping incidents were reported. Of these, 29 are residential hotspots, which over the coming year will be the focus for intensive engagement, enforcement and interventions by officers.
Tackling incidents in the remaining nine areas will be handled by a variety of measures, including newly acquired deployable CCTV cameras and joint working with social landlords.
Don’t Trash Oldham – and to report environmental crimes – visit www.oldham.gov.uk/donttrasholdham