Pinpoint Grantham ‘grot spots’ on the map ready for blitz on grime

A chair has been dumped in the River Witham near Bridge End Road.
A chair has been dumped in the River Witham near Bridge End Road.

Members of the public are already pinpointing ‘grot spots’ throughout the district as part of the Big Clean project.

South Kesteven District Council has set up an interactive ‘grot spot’ map where people can highlight areas which need cleaning up. These can be areas of graffiti, weeds, fly-tipping or litter.

Dirty road sign near the Witham at Witham Place.

Dirty road sign near the Witham at Witham Place.

In only a week or so hundreds of reports have been submitted from the public.

Reports can be made at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/skbigclean and on 01476 40 60 66.

All reports can be viewed on the webpage and these show where SKDC will make assessments on the information supplied when the clean-up starts next month.

Volunteers and businesses are also encouraged to register their support on the website so they can help the council in its drive to raise the street standard in the district.

Graffiti by the Witham at Dudley Road.

Graffiti by the Witham at Dudley Road.

SKDC’s Cabinet Member for Environment Coun Dr Peter Moseley said: “Thank you to all those individuals, community groups and local councillors that have already taken the time to report issues. It’s been very encouraging to see how much people want to join us as we improve the cleanliness of our streets.

“You can easily check online to see what’s already been reported, and then if there’s an area we don’t know about, just use the reporting tool at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/skbigclean, or give us a call on 01476 40 60 66.”

The Journal is encouraging readers to get involved and report any ‘grot spots’ they come across. We have reported a few of our own by the Witham and near the railway station where weeds and graffiti are spoiling a lovely river walk and one of the main entrances into town. Follow #SKBigClean as the project develops.

Weeds on Railway Terrace, Grantham.

Weeds on Railway Terrace, Grantham.