Councillors give streets thorough clean-up

 

Councillors joined forces to give the streets of Watford a “thorough clean-up”. The annual Deep Clean project targets areas that would usually be difficult to clean due to obstacles, such as large numbers of parked cars. Watford Borough Council, its partner Veolia, Hertfordshire County Council highways contractor Ringway and Watford Borough Council’s highways and civil engineering contractor Murrill Construction joined together in the initiative. Councillors from different parties worked together to power-wash pavements and street surfaces, repaint road markings, repair or replace street name plates, empty gullies, trim hedges and collect leaves. Hertfordshire County Councillors Nigel Bell (Holywell), Asif Khan (Callowland), Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Central) and Mark Watkin (Nascot and Park) provided additional funding for the project. Cllr Peter Taylor, who oversees Watford’s waste and recycling services, said: “It is so important that we keep Watford’s roads and pavements as clean as possible. “Working with Veolia and our other partners, these deep cleans mean that we can go the extra mile to make streets immaculate. “We’re proud of Watford and want our residential roads to reflect this. I’m grateful to all the street cleaners who have helped with these deep cleans and who work so hard – week-in and week-out.” Matthew…

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