Test Valley Borough Council’s Environmental Services team cleared seven tonnes of waste during recent Sparkle Days.
Roads were tidied and footpaths swept at The Crescent and neighbouring roads in Andover on 23 September. The team carried out similar work in Rownhams on 20 October when they also met with the Rownhams School Green Team, a group of pupils from Year 2 to Year 6, to discuss waste and recycling.
Sparkle Days were introduced in 2012 by the Environmental Services team as part of its ongoing ‘Love Where You Live’ litter campaign. Held once a month, a Sparkle Day’s aim is to add an extra bit of sparkle to different parts of the borough to improve its appearance.
Environmental Portfolio Holder, Councillor Graham Stallard, said: “The team has delivered another two successful Sparkle Days in recent weeks. The Sparkle Days are key opportunities to talk to the public about what the council does and where rubbish goes, as well as encouraging people to take care of their community. I would like to thank the team for their hard work making the areas sparkle.”
The next Sparkle Day will be in the Junction Road area of Andover on 21 November 2014. To find out when future Sparkle Days will be held, visit www.testvalley.gov.uk.