Council cleaning team under review

Residents in Craven are being asked their views as part of a review of the district’s street cleansing service.

Craven Council, which is implementing a programme of service reviews as part of its “value for money” approach, wants to hear what people think of how the service operates and how it could be shaped in the future.

Councillor Paul Whitaker, lead member for the environment, said: “In order to provide the best possible value for money service we need to know what residents really think.”

The service is provided by nine staff.

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They sweep roads, pavements and the other public land across the Craven district for which the council is responsible.

They also pick up litter in towns and villages, empty litter and dog waste bins, litter pick from verges and hedgerows beside the main roads across the district as well as dealing with cleaning up smaller incidents of fly tipping.

In 2011/2012, the net cost of providing the service will be about £285,000.

Copies of the street cleansing survey can be downloaded from the website.

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