Street cleansing and grounds maintenance
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice
Normally at this time of year the West Lancashire Borough Council Clean and Green Team would be starting their Grounds Maintenance schedule, which includes grass cutting and the upkeep of our parks and playgrounds.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the need to prioritise essential services they will be delivering a reduced service and areas will be unmaintained for longer periods of time than usual. We would like to ask residents not to contact us during this time to enable us to dedicate our resources.
We understand that residents value the open space environment when they undertake their daily exercise and we ask for your understanding at this time that these areas will not be maintained to their usual standard. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.
We undertake the removal of litter and fly tipping from public places that the council is responsible for, such as streets, parks, playgrounds and pedestrianised areas.
We recognise how strongly local people feel about street cleansing - and that the environmental quality of the area where you live is maintained. As a result, we are improving this service all the time.
Some of the services we carry out that can be reported online quickly and easily include:
- Litter picking
- Road and footpath sweeping
- Clearing dog fouling
- Removing fly tipping
- Removing animal remains in certain circumstances
The quickest and easiest way for residents to report any other street cleansing and grounds maintenance problems, such as grass cutting and flower bed maintenance on council land, graffiti removal in certain areas and bonfire clearances is via the online self service facility.
The Grounds Maintenance team is responsible for the maintenance of the landscaped areas within the borough, which includes flowerbeds, shrub bed areas, hanging baskets and parks. This team also carry out sports marking and maintenance of the football pitches on public recreational areas.
Due to the possible dangerous condition of some trees on public land within the borough - including large broken branches or decay - a tree maintenance programme is carried out where suspected trees will be assessed and appropriate action taken.