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Clean and Green Bath & North East Somerset

We are investing an additional £950,000 in neighbourhood services including:

  • More street cleaning
  • Free graffiti removal for domestic properties
  • A new ‘Clean and Green’ team to respond to issues reported by residents

Expand the sections below to find out more about what we are doing, and how you can get involved.

Weed removal

As part of our response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency we have stopped using the chemical weedkiller glyphosate for our regular maintenance of street plants and weeds. We are investing in additional staff and equipment to carry out the more manual and mechanical weed removal.

You may see more smaller street plants re-growing as a result of not using chemical weedkiller. We are balancing the benefits to the environment and keeping public spaces attractive and safe to use. We will continue to prioritise removing weeds where they are causing safety issues, such as:

  • obstructing routes for pedestrians and cyclists
  • blocking drainage channels and increasing flood risk
  • damaging paving or roads

You can use Fix my Street to report problem weeds to us, and you can find our more about our greener approach to the maintenance of public streets on our web page.

Volunteering

Within B&NES there are lots of dedicated volunteers helping to keep their local areas Clean and Green through activities such as litter picking and re-wilding. We’d like to thank everyone for their time and effort.

As part of the Clean and Green funding we have provided each of the No Place for Litter hubs with hoes, brushes, and shovels to help community volunteers carry out weed removal in their local area. Please contact your local hub if you would like to borrow them.

If you would like to become a local hub for community weed removal equipment, please email cleanandgreen@bathnes.gov.uk

Graffiti removal

Domestic properties

We are now offering graffiti removal from domestic properties free of charge. If you are a homeowner or a tenant and there is graffiti on your home that you would like removed, you can now use our online form to request this service from us.

If you are a tenant, please ask your landlord or letting agency to complete it.

Commercial buildings

We have also introduced an at cost chargeable service for removing graffiti from commercial buildings. Once you have made your request, one of the team will review it and we will provide you with a quote. You can request a quote using our online form.

Council buildings, road signs, benches, or litter bins

You can use Fix my Street to report problem graffiti on a council building, road sign, bench, or litter bin to to us.

Gully emptying

We already empty 22,000 gullies a year, but as part of the Clean and Green campaign we will be able to empty gullies more frequently in priority locations.

You can use Fix my Street to report a blocked gulley to us.

Fly tipping, littering and dog fouling

Fly tipping

We have invested in additional covert cameras and signage to use across the district, especially in heavily littered laybys, to catch people littering and fly tipping.

You can use Fix my Street to report fly tipping to us.

Dog fouling

Have you witnessed dog walkers not clearing up after their dog? We really want to collect information on where this is regularly happening, so we can better target our enforcement resources. If you see this happening on a regular basis in your neighbourhood, tell us about it. Please include your contact details at the start of the report, in case we need to contact you to find out more information.

You can use Fix my Street to report dog fouling to us.

Highways signs and street name plates

We will be replacing more worn out and damaged signs and name plates as part of our Clean and Green campaign. If you have seen a damaged highway sign or street name plate, please tell us about it.

You can use Fix my Street to report a damaged highway sign or street name plate to us.

Clean and Green Action Weeks

In addition to our routine cleansing, our new Clean and Green team are spending time in each ward across Bath and North East Somerset to respond to cleansing priorities, with opportunities to bring volunteers and staff together for a Community Action Day.

If you’re interested in taking part in a Clean and Green Community Action Day, please email CleanAndGreen@bathnes.gov.uk

We will post before and after pictures of work completed under the Clean and Green campaign on our main social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as more specifically on Recycle for Bathnes and B&NES Highways and Traffic channels.