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Clean streets

by Natalie Vincent Tue 2 January 2018, 12:40 pm

A three-month deep cleaning programme has begun for 400 of Hounslow's roads.

The first stage of a wider borough initiative, 400 specific streets were identified in need of 'deep cleansing', which includes graffiti removal, gulley cleaning and removal of overgrown vegetation.

The roads were chosen because of difficult access by cleaning teams due to parked cars, and car users will be advised through notices when the works will be carried out on their street.

With multiple streets scheduled to be cleaned each day, cleaning is staggered throughout the day and not targeted during the morning rush hour for busier routes.

Amrit Mann, deputy leader and cabinet member for environment at Hounslow Council, said: "We're pleased to be working with our contractors Hounslow Highways to ensure the borough's roads are clean and, most of all, safe.

"This first stage will involve around 400 of the borough’s roads, so clearly this is a major programme of work being undertaken.

"The council currently invests £2.7m on average each year in maintaining Hounslow's roads and pavements and this initiative is just one of the ways we work with Hounslow Highways to deliver essential improvements."

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