Clean up day in Newick and Plumpton as initiative continues

Plumpton street clean

Newick and Plumpton received special attention this week when two areas were  blitzed by mechanical street-sweepers, barrows and new cleaning equipment all designed to give that extra sparkle.

The clean-up in Newick concentrated on clearing rubbish, removing unauthorised signs and cutting back over hanging branches. While in Plumpton the council worked around the area of the Half Moon and train station with staff sweeping streets and picking up litter.

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 Newick and Plumpton follows on from the very successful Newhaven, Seaford and Lewes town centre clean- up days which took place in April, June and July. We also carried out a clean-up along the roadside and verges at Ditchling Bostall, when 20 black sacks of rubbish were filled, leaving the area in pristine condition.

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.

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:
http://www.lewes.gov.uk/community/15254.asp

Story published on 16 August 2016