Grounds and Street care
Winchester City Council has teamed up with East Hampshire District Council to share environmental services across both areas, saving more than £2 million in the process.
The new contract sees id verde cutting grass, sweeping the streets, emptying litter bins and clearing illegally dumped (fly-tipped) rubbish.
Schedules and collection rounds have been re-arranged to make them more efficient, economic and environmentally friendly so you may notice a change in your local area.
The council cleans and sweeps public highways in the district and arranges for grass verges and open spaces to be cut. We currently have 9 cuts per annum in most areas which has recently been increased to account for the longer growing period now experienced in southern England.
The Waste Services department covers the following aspects of streetcare:
- litter-picking & emptying of over one thousand bins
- grass cutting of public verges and open spaces
- mechanical road sweeping
- graffiti cleaning (offensive)
2017 Grass Cutting programme
The Grass Cutting programme for 2017 began on Monday the 27th February. This programme covers the cutting of Hampshire County Council highway verges and open spaces under the control of Winchester City Council. Each of these areas will get nine visits during March to October (approximately every 4 weeks). The grass will be cut with arisings (cuttings) left in situ whilst paths will be blown clear.
Contract Monitoring Officers will be carrying out checks of grass cutting work, however if you have any particular concerns regarding grass cutting in your area, in particular any that may potentially be unsafe then please call the Customer Service Centre on 0300 300 0013. Voicemail messages can be left or use the online reporting app.
Your Winchester App
Report fly tipping, refuse, street light, health and safety issues, and more on Your Winchester app. Download the app from your app store or go to the Report It page for links.
Local Litter Champions
Could you organise a street or neighbourhood litter-picking event?
Or perhaps act as the 'eyes and ears' of your community if your area suffers from fly-tipping? (see 'Stop The Drop' below)
We will provide equipment, training and support, and take away however much rubbish you collect. Studies show that when people take an active interest in their neighbourhood it is the best way to deter anti-social behaviour. Please come forward and contact us if you'd like to make a difference and look at the websites below for ideas.
Littering is an offence - report it
Litter picking on main trunk roads is expensive, time consuming and dangerous. If you see litter being thrown from a vehicle please report it to: Keep Britain Tidy website (see link below).
WCC Community Neighbourhood Services hold regular Big Clean UP’s across the district. Please see their web page to find out how you can get involved.
If there is glass on pavements or roads, or if the litter is likely to cause a hazard to pedestrians the council can also arrange for its removal outside normal working hours:
- Telephone: 0300 300 0013 (during office hours)