A new online tool allowing people to report ‘grot spots’ launches today (Friday) as part of the ‘Big Clean’, a major street cleaning programme announced last week by South Kesteven District Council.
Residents, community groups and businesses will be able to report grimy areas that need extra attention by dropping a pin on a map via the local authority’s website.
This can be litter, weeds, fly-tipping, graffiti or broken street furniture.
SKDC’s cabinet member for environment Councillor Dr Peter Moseley said: “The next few weeks are about pooling our knowledge about what areas we need to tackle.
“Submitting an area for us to look at is really easy – you just need to drop a pin in the map on our website.
“Once the clean starts you’ll be able to follow our progress on the site and if you enter your email address we’ll be able to update you personally when we get to your area.
“District, county, town and parish councillors have been contacted to play their part and many are pledging their support to help our efforts in their communities.
“If you would like to volunteer to support the ‘Big Clean’ in your area please also get in touch online or via the phone.
“We’re really keen for people to join us on our drive to raise the street standard and make our villages and towns nicer places to live in and visit.”
The council hopes the project will encourage volunteers to come forward, thereby getting the community involved in sprucing up their neighbourhoods. Businesses are also being asked to lend their support around the campaign.
Coun Moseley added: “This is a team effort between the council, residents and businesses. We know that businesses are keen to play their part in keeping our towns clean and attractive – they just want to know how. That’s exactly what we’ll be explaining in the coming weeks.”
The council will be issuing regular updates on social media. Follow #SKBigClean as the project develops.
Find the map-based reporting tool at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/skbigclean
‘Grot spots’ can also be reported by calling 01476 406066.