The big autumn sweep begins
Leaves are swept by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s street cleansing team throughout the year, but in autumn and winter the leaf clearance schedule begins, to collect the autumn leaf fall.
From October 2021 to January 2022, the teams will be targeting different areas each day and this schedule is now available on the council’s website for residents to check. In rural areas of the borough local street cleaning teams will carry out leaf clearance.
The dates may change due to adverse weather conditions or service priorities, so please check the website for the latest information.
Last year the teams collected over 600 tonnes of leaves through mechanical and manual sweeping much of which was turned into compost locally.
Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “The colours of autumn are particularly beautiful but fallen leaves can cause a variety of issues.
“We ask residents to check the schedule and bear with us as we tackle leaves that have already fallen and are ready to fall. If residents have a specific concern about a particular area, they should call the council or report it via the council website.”
The full leaf clearance schedule can be found at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/leafclearance Any issues with leaf fall can also be reported on the council's website: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/report-grounds-maintenance-problem