Street Scene is responsible for the cleaning of streets, pavements and pedestrian areas. Cleaning of areas is broken down into sections and takes place at a frequency dependent on need. The teams use a combination of manual and mechanical sweeping methods. In addition, inspections are undertaken to address any ‘hot-spots’ or identify areas which require particular attention.
We also maintain all council-owned grassed areas, shrub beds, trees and hedges planting more than 150,000 flowers annually. This year we have removed over 700 tonnes of cuttings through our extensive shrub bed maintenance programme.
The Green Team maintains 22 football pitches and 24 play areas, including the themed 'Castle Grounds' play area and play areas at Wigginton Park and Amington Recreation Ground.
Cyclical routes are in place for the maintenance of council maintained grass, dependent upon need, for grass verges, parks, open spaces and communal gardens. The grass cutting usually commences from the end of March until October depending on the weather conditions. Further information on grass cutting.
Our commitment to you:
• Frequently clean the town centre, remove accumulations of rubbish from Council land
• Provide and empty litter and dog bins, assist with locally organised community clean ups
• Target the removal of chewing gum deposits in pedestrian area
Help us to keep the area clean:
- Use the bins we provide for your litter/chewing gum and cigarette ends. Dropping litter is a criminal offence and you could be fined up to £2,500.
- Use the free household waste recycling sites - or the bulky collection service on 0345 002 0022.
- Do not fly tip, you can be fined up to £50,000 or sent to prison for up to twelve months.
- Clean up after your dog – Dog fouling is offensive and can spread disease. You could be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80.
Some areas are not maintained by Tamworth Borough Council. For example, Ventura and Jolly Sailor Retail Parks are privately run and are responsible for their own litter collection and maintenance.
Road/pavement maintenance, bollards, road signs, drainage problems and road gulley emptying are dealt with by Staffordshire County Council.
Contact: 0300 111 8000.