Published on: 31 Mar 2017
PARTS of Fishponds are now looking much tidier thanks to the efforts of residents.
Local people joined MP Kerry McCarthy and Hillfields councillors Anna Keen and Craig Cheney on a litter pick as part of the Bristol Clean Streets Campaign.
They were joined by Bristol mayor Marvin Rees, students from Bristol Metropolitan Academy and staff from Little Hayes & Hillfields Early Years & Family Centre.
Using equipment provided by Bristol Waste, the group set about making the Lodge Causeway and Forest Road areas spick and span.
Councillor Keen said: "We were really pleased by the support we received and hope to make this a regular event. We are committed to making our area visibly cleaner."
Residents can help the campaign by:
• Making sure the many public bins are used and by picking up anything accidentally dropped
• Ordering and using nets for green recycling bins to prevent plastic and cardboard blowing around and littering streets. Order or replace yours here: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/bins-recycling/order-new-bins-boxes-and-net
• Reporting incidents of fly tipping or streets that need cleaning here: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/streets-travel/street-that-needs-cleaning
• organising, joining or requesting a clear up session in your area with the help of your councillors.