Over 100 tonnes of litter and weeds cleared in first month of The Big Clean

The Big Clean has cleared an incredible 113 tonnes of litter and weeds from across South Kesteven's streets in its first month of operations.

Cllr Dr Peter Moseley and Ruth Cullen from MID Uk recycling on site where Big Clean litter and weeds are being recycled

Hundreds of roads in The Deepings, Stamford and Grantham have now been cleared, cut and cleansed to transform their appearance and remove items from public pavements, alleyways and paths.

Grotspots, fly-tipping, graffiti, broken bins and road signs are also being scrubbed and cleared.

Bourne and villages around the district will receive the same treatment in the coming weeks, as well as areas of the other towns that are on the District Councils' hit list.

The mountain of weeds and cuttings are not going to waste. Thanks to the support of the team at MID UK Recycling, the team has been able to transport the green waste to their depot in Market Deeping to be turned back into fertiliser.

South Kesteven District Council (SKDC)'s Cabinet Member for the Environment, Cllr Dr Peter Moseley, said: "The volume of litter and weeds we are clearing and ripping up highlights the sheer size of this project.

"It's been thanks to our residents and businesses assisting us with information on where the 'grotspots' exist that our teams have cleared so much.

"Please keep reporting them at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/skbigclean so the standard of the district's streets can be raised above the national average.

"Plus, we need the public's help too to join our heroic volunteers who have already pledged time to the project. Again, sign up online or call 01476 40 60 66."

Cllr Jacky Smith and Cllr Ray Wootten from Grantham and Cllr Nick Neilson and Cllr Judy Stevens from the Deepings have been among those to view the scale of the project as they joined teams in action in their respective wards last week.

Big Clean Report It Cllr Jacky Smith and Cllr Ray Wootten join one of The Big Clean teams on North Parade in Grantham Mark Franklin, Cllr Judy Stevens, Cllr Dr Peter Moseley, Cllr Nick Neilson and Sarah Hallam on a freshly Big Cleaned alleyway in Market Deeping