Clean up day in Seaford enhances town centre as initiative continues

Seaford clean up day

Seaford received special attention today when the town centre was blitzed by a variety of mechanical street-sweepers, barrows and new cleaning equipment all designed to give that extra sparkle.

The clean-up in Seaford concentrated on Broad Street, High Street, Church Lane and Church Street areas. Special thanks to the volunteers from Seaford Town Council and local residents who came along to assist, it was a real partnership effort by all involved.

Particular attention is being targeted on those who are responsible for putting up unauthorised signage, including advertisements on lamp posts and banners attached to railings.

Lewes District Council staff regularly carry out street cleaning and litter picking.  Today’s deep clean in Seaford follows on from the very successful Newhaven town centre clean- up day in April, with more clean-up days scheduled for Lewes Town Centre, Plumpton and Newick in July and August.

Councillor Paul Franklin, Lead Member for Waste & Recycling at Lewes District Council said: “These special clean up days planned across the district throughout the coming months do focus attention on the small things that when combined make a big difference.  Litter picking, removing waste and deep cleaning makes the area clean and attractive for people to visit and spend time.  The Council is also keen to send a message to people and advertisers who display unauthorised signage. We are checking and any unauthorised signage is being removed.”

Unauthorised signage that has been removed will be stored at the Robinson Road depot for 14 days should the owner of the signage wish to reclaim, and if not the unclaimed signage will be destroyed.

Lewes District Council crews also carried out a clean-up on Sunday 12 June, along the roadside and verges at Ditchling Bostall. They started at 5am and a crew of nine staff with two mechanical sweepers filled 20 black sacks of rubbish, leaving the area in pristine condition.

We urge people not to discard rubbish from car windows and to take their litter home with them. Or alternatively use the bins that are provided.  The Council will issue £75 fixed penalty notices for littering offences.  If you see a litter bin that needs to be emptied you can report it online: www.lewes.gov.uk/community/15254.asp

The Council recently invested in a new mechanical street sweeper and other equipment that is making a real difference as we regularly target pavements and pedestrian areas that get high use.

Story published on 13 June 2016