Official figures show that the borough’s streets are the cleanest they have ever been.
The month’s monitoring figures show 96% of our streets in the borough received a ‘grade A’ score, which means it is free from litter and other materials such as fallen leaves.
In the last eight months there has been a succession of good results. In July, 93.5% of the borough’s streets were grade A, in August this rose to 95.6% and in September 94.6% of streets achieved this result. A 90% score in October and November was also the best ever achieved at that time of year when it is harder to gain good results because of falling leaves in the autumn. In December the results were up again to 95% being grade A.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said:
“Our best ever results, achieved last month, show that our streets are getting cleaner and cleaner.
“In December we introduced Grimebusters, a 24-hour, seven day-a-week hotline on 020 8825 8825 – for reporting incidents of fly-tipping, graffiti and emergency cleansing in our streets. Last year we also introduced Saturday street cleaning in the north of the borough and focused resources on problem areas.
“We know that having clean streets is a priority for residents. Although I’m pleased that our actions are proving to be so effective, there is no room for complacency and our staff and contractors will continue to work closely to ensure these high-standards are maintained.”