Think Green: By South Holland District Council’s waste and recycling officer Laura Simpkins
Our street cleansing crew is kept busy seven days a week helping keep South Holland clean and tidy.
The street cleansing crew of ten can be regularly seen out and about in the district with their daily duties covering the cleaning of toilets, litter picking and sweeping. On top of this the team responds to at least 70 street cleansing remedial requests a month.
A normal day starts at around 6am when daily tasks and requests are allocated. From here our crews disperse across the district to deal with their requests.
On Thursday, October 23 three additional helpers were employed to tidy up Fulney Skate Park and the surrounding Royce Road estate. These volunteers were all part of a restorative justice campaign that the waste and recycling team got involved with through local PC Craig Lockton from the Spalding Estates team. Joining the three young men were PCSO Kimberly Marlowe and Dave Rodwell from the waste and recycling team at South Holland.
The day was a success with twelve bags of litter cleared from the skate park and surrounding area. Dave Rodwell, engagement and monitoring officer, praised the work, saying: “It’s schemes like this that really give something back to the community and help our busy street team out.”
Another welcome addition to the team is the new fleet of vehicles pictured above. So please remember it is your South Holland so please take care of it!