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Council makes a clean sweep of autumn leaves

News release 9810, published on 30 Oct 2020
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 2020 to January 2021, 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 as part of their work.

The dates may change due to adverse weather conditions or service priorities resulting from the pandemic, so please check the website for the latest information.

Last year the teams collected over 860 tonnes of leaves 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 work 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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