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Council makes a clean sweep of autumn leaves

News release 9572, published on 01 Nov 2019
Borough council crews are out and about sweeping leaves across the borough.

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 comes into force.

From November 2019 to January 2020, the teams will be targeting different areas each day and this schedule is now available on the council’s website for residents to check.

The dates may change due to adverse weather conditions, so please check the website for the latest information.

Last year the teams collected over 900 tonnes of leaves in 2018 through mechanical and manual sweeping. 

Cabinet Member for Environment and Enforcement Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “Autumn is a beautiful time of year but fallen leaves can cause a variety of issues. Our street cleansing team has already started working to tackle the leaf fall across the borough.

“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 by calling the Contact Centre on 01256 844844 or logging on to the council’s website.

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