The Big Clean buffs Bourne and surrounding villages

Streets across Bourne and the surrounding villages are looking better than ever thanks to the District Council's Big Clean programme.

Cllr Robins in Burton Coggles with team members Brendon Jablonski, Mick Evans and Sarah Hallam

The programme, which aims to raise the street standard across the district, is targeting 'Grotspots', clearly weeds, fly-tipping and graffiti, as well as broken bins. Even road signs are getting a good clean.

Weeds encroaching on pavements in Bourne have been cleared, whilst SKDC cabinet member Cllr Nick Robins was with a Big Clean team in his ward in Burton Coggles and Corby Glen last week to see the difference that is being made.

Parts of Stamford and Grantham have also continued to be highlighted as looking greatly improved in before and after shots the council have released.

South Kesteven District Council (SKDC)'s Cabinet Member for the Environment, Cllr Dr Peter Moseley, said: "Work on our streets has continued into a sixth week, with Bourne and many villages being spruced up.

"In many cases it's testament to local residents how clean some areas are, but we've been able add the finishing touches to communities' hard work by removing long-term weed growth or scrubbing road signs.

"We've received some great feedback from lots of villagers who have said some streets are looking better than they have seen in decades. That's so great to hear and really spurs the teams on!

"Keep reporting where we need to concentrate our efforts or sign up to volunteer efforts at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/skbigclean or by calling 01476 40 60 66 so that we can tackle even more grotspots." 

Resident Darren Martin submitted images of his street in Bourne before and after The Big Clean

Resident Darren Martin submitted images of his street in Bourne before and after The Big Clean

Arran Road in Stamford before and after The Big Clean

Arran Road in Stamford before and after The Big Clean