Sweeping success for autumn campaign

Autumn campaign

A North Tyneside Council campaign to keep the borough clear of leaves and litter has been hailed a success.

The annual autumn environment campaign aims to make North Tyneside an even cleaner and safer place to live, work and visit.

It included the introduction of two extra cleaning vehicles to help to reduce the amount of litter and fallen leaves on the borough’s streets, as well as a crackdown on dog fouling and anti-social behaviour.

And as a result 65 tonnes of leaves, litter and bonfire material have been removed since the beginning of October, during 10 community litter picks and joint work between the council and its partners to tackle illegal bonfires.

Welcoming the news, Cllr John Stirling, cabinet member for Environment, said: “North Tyneside is a great place to live, work and visit and campaigns like this one help to keep it that way.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who lent a hand, helping to make it another very successful year.”

Two events were also held by the council, Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter and the Dogs Trust to provide free micro-chipping and basic health checks for dogs, supporting the council’s work to promote responsible dog ownership.