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Council's Street Pride Scheme Extended

John Freeman
A further 22 areas which will benefit from Lancaster City Council’s ‘Street Pride’ cleaning scheme have been named, including locations in Morecambe, Heysham and Carnforth.

The Council is also launching a voluntary Street Pride charter" which residents will be asked to sign up to a drive to keep streets clean after 'Deep Cleaning' has taken place

Launched last year, the Council's Street Pride is a series of deep cleans in which a 'hit squad' of council workers moves into chosen areas to give them a thorough clean. The areas taking part have been chosen following nominations from members of the public through their elected councillors.

During the day, a range of services are carried out including street cleansing, grounds maintenance, gully emptying and minor street repairs.

“This is an excellent opportunity for the selected streets to have a thorough spring clean," commented Coun Jon Barry, cabinet member with responsibility for the City Council's Direct Services. "And once this is done, we very much hope that they will stay clean for a long time!”

Information pack detailing the scheme will be delivered to households along each of the streets in the week prior to the clean, which will include "a Street Pride charter" which residents will be asked to sign up to.

The charter is a voluntary agreement between the council and residents to maintain the appearance of the streets once the city council has finished the deep clean, with the aim of encouraging residents to take pride in where they live. (Let's just hope council workers collecting waste and recycling sign it too, eh?)

As an added incentive, households included in the Street Pride scheme are being offered the opportunity to have their unwanted bulky household items collected by Bulky Matters, the Council's waste collection service at half price, for bookings made in the week of the clean up.

Area/Week commencing

Chester Place, Lancaster: 6 April 2009
Slaidburn Drive, Lancaster: 20 April 2009
Appletree Drive, Lancaster: 20 April 2009

Percy Street, Lancaster: 4 May
Carleton Street, Lancaster: 25 May
Woodhill Lane, Lancaster: 25 May

Beeching Close, Lancaster: 8 June
Gresley Court, Lancaster: 8 June
Belle Vue Terrace, Lancaster: 22 June

Prospect Street, Lancaster: 6 July
Dale Street, Lancaster: 6 July
• Roundhouse, Lancaster: 13 July
Penny Street, Lancaster: 19 July
Salford Road, Galgate: 27 July
Chapel Street, Galgate: 27 July
Main Road, Galgate: 27 July

By-pass Road, Bolton-le-Sands: 10 August
Queen Street, Morecambe: 24 August

Eastham Street, Lancaster: 7 September
Westham Street, Lancaster: 7 September
Back New Street, Carnforth: 21 September

Eidsforth Road, Morecambe: 12 October
Clark Street, Morecambe: 12 October

• Area between cycle track and Scale Farm Road: 7 December

January 2010
Hunter Street, Carnforth: 11 January
McDonald Road, Heysham: 25 January
Connaught Road, Heysham: 25 January
Londonderry Road, Heysham: 25 January

February 2010
Denmark Street, Lancaster: 8 February
Gerrard Street, Lancaster: 8 February
Regent Street, Lancaster: 22 February