More than 160 residents inspired by a fortnight-long deep clean of one of the city’s busiest areas have pledged to keep Cowley clean.
The campaign, which ran in Cowley Road from March 19, involved Oxford City Council-led staff removing graffiti, stepping up litter patrols, tidying up gardens and carrying out other cleaning tasks.
While this was under way, volunteers went door-to-door to advise residents and businesses about refuse collection and recycling.
As well as lending a hand – and a broom – to sweep the roads, the teams knocked on doors of more than 200 homes in Cowley, put on three recycling road shows and visited 30 businesses to offer advice.
They also investigated 24 cases where enforcement action may be taken, and removed a large amount of graffiti.
Shaun Hatton, Oxford Direct Services’ head of operations, said: “Oxford City Council regularly carries out intensive, focused cleaning in targeted areas. As well as Cowley, we’ve already sent the teams around the Templar Road Estate, Barton, Rose Hill and Greater Leys.”
Details of the next clean-up event for June are yet to be revealed.