20 Jul 2017

GreenSquare joins campaign to clean up Greater Leys

GreenSquare is joining up with housing association Catalyst and Oxford City Council to give neighbourhoods in Greater Leys a spring clean this month.

For the next two weeks, from 17 July, GreenSquare along with the other organisations will be working on cleaning up the area in Greater Leys, as part of the City Council's Clean Green Oxford campaign.

People living in Greater Leys are also invited to get stuck in and help to spruce up the area.

At the launch of the initiative on Monday (17 July), representatives from GreenSquare and Catalyst spoke to local residents in Nightingale Avenue about three key issues: litter, fly-tipping and dog fouling.

GreenSquare's community involvement officer Lew Fryer explained: "We are looking forward to working with both of these oganisations, and with local residents, over the next two weeks, to tidy up the area. In the past, we have organised large-scale community clean-ups with Catalyst on individual streets, and they have always proved very popular.

"As well as getting the neighbourhood to look its best, we will also be focusing on environmental issues and education to get people thinking about the long term. We want to encourage people to get involved with keeping the area clean and green, both now and in the future."

Teams from the council's environmental health and street cleaning departments will also be out working at the Leys for the next fortnight.