One week in and our Spring Clean teams have already made a massive difference to the parts of the district they have visited – and they will be coming soon to a street near you.
Our campaign launched on 1 March and saw extra resources ploughed into our street scene teams over the next couple of months to get the district looking fantastic.
Crews from our service providers Norse SE and from EHDC will roll across East Hampshire litter-picking, road-sweeping, pulling up weeds and generally tidying up prominent places around the district.
They have already visited Petersfield, Horndean and Grayshott, battling through rain and icy weather, and there’s plenty more to come.
The extra work is being carried out through more boots on the ground and more mechanical sweepers cleaning the roads and kerb-sides.
As the campaign progresses we will continue to ramp up our activities.
All this extra work has been made possible through our transition to a new service arrangement which brings control back to East Hampshire District Council.
We’re also calling on Hampshire Highways to collect redundant roadside signs that may have been left after works have been completed.
And, to make sure the hard work is not undone, we are increasing litter enforcement patrols at littering hot-spots, including rural areas. Littering is a criminal offence and offenders can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80 or a fine of up to £2,500 together with a criminal record.
Repairing potholes, a huge issue for many residents, remains under the authority of Hampshire County Council.