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Street cleaning and grounds maintenance

We clear litter and refuse from the public places the council is responsible for, like streets, parks, playgrounds and pedestrianised areas.

We recognise how strongly local people feel about street cleaning - and that where you live is clean and tidy. As a result, we are improving this service all the time. Some of the services we carry out include:

  • Litter picking 
  • Scheduled road and footpath sweeping 
  • Grass cutting and flower bed maintenance 
  • Weed removal on highways and footpaths 
  • Removing fly tipping 
  • Removing animal remains in certain circumstances 
  • Graffiti removal in certain areas 
  • Bonfire clearances 
  • Clearing dog fouling

You can report problems online use the Refuse and Recycling Enquiry form. Or for more information about street cleaning, or to report any problems, please call 01695 577177 or email customer.services@westlancs.gov.uk.

Grounds maintenance

The Grounds maintenance team is responsible for ensuring the maintenance of the landscaped areas within the district, which includes flowerbeds, shrub bed areas, hanging baskets and town parks. This section also carries out line marking and general maintenance of the football pitches on the public recreational areas.

Due to the possible dangerous condition of some trees on public land within the district - including large broken branches or rot - a tree maintenance programme is carried out where suspected trees will be assessed and the appropriate necessary action taken.