We want to make our district even Cleaner. The campaign will:
- Increase the reporting of littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping
- Reduce littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping
- Increased reporting of "grot-spots" to build a grot spot map and target cleaning activities
- Reduce litter levels by supporting and encouraging community litter-picks
- Take an uncompromising approach to the use of fixed penalty charges for environmental offences
The quick and simple way of reporting an incident relating to the campaign is to complete the relevant online form. Alternatively call the Customer Services team on 01636 65000
Day of Action success
A Day of Action to help make two areas of Newark Cleaner, Safer & Greener has been hailed a great success with waste collected the weight equivalent of a double decker bus.
A team of community volunteers, staff from the district council and partner organisations spent a day in Yorke Drive and Winthorpe Road as part of the clear up, which yielded 13.5 tonnes of rubbish.
They were involved in an extensive programme of works on Thursday, August 30, which also extended to the Winthorpe Road area, including a community litter pick and street deep cleanse. Overgrown hedges were pruned, grassed areas cut and fences repaired by Newark and Sherwood District Council grounds maintenance team.
Regrettably, just hours later some streets were spoiled by litter bugs and fly-tipped waste, but the district council, which organised the Day of Action, has today warned that there will be a stronger focus on enforcement and will seek the maximum possible penalties for those involved in environmental crimes.
During the clear-up operation, the district council collected:
- 13.5 tonnes litter/road sweeping, including 3.5 tonnes bulky waste
- 14 fridges
- 8 microwaves
- 10 TVs
- 3 electric fires
- 28 tyres
- 30 litres engine oil
- An 8ins kitchen knife
- Two trailer loads of green waste
"It's been really good to be part of this." - Alan Aleksanderwicz, Fernwood Foxes under-9s defender.
"I saw an advertisement posted locally. It's nice to see the community working together and great to be able to try to make a difference." - Ann O'Brien, local resident
"Cleaner, Safer, Greener is an excellent initiative. My wife Pat and I are often out walking our dog and make a habit of picking things up and making sure they are disposed of properly or sent for recycling. We have been really pleased to support the campaign." - Geoff Whicker, local resident
"I'm really up for things like this. I walk my two dogs and am always picking up litter while I am out with them so it's good to see members of the community helping out." - Janet Farrell, local resident
"When you take your dogs out for a walk you tend to realise just how much litter there is out and about, so days like this are important. I have been pleased to be involved." - Tracy Madigan, local resident
If you are concerned about litter, fly-tipping or similar issues please let us know by using our online forms. These forms go direct to our waste team so they can deal with the issue faster and more efficiently.