Dedicated street sweepers posted to every part of the borough

“New approach” to street cleaning by Enfield Council sees staff given specific areas to keep clean and become “familiar faces” to residents

Street cleaner Tony Smith (left) with cabinet member Rick Jewell (right)
Brimsdown street cleaner Tony Smith (left) with cabinet member Rick Jewell (right)

A “new approach” to Enfield Council’s street cleaning service is being rolled out in the borough in the hope individual street sweepers will become “familiar faces” in their wards.

Street cleaning operatives with their yellow hand barrows will be posted to all 25 of the borough’s wards.

It comes after the council successfully piloted its local service delivery model scheme in Brimsdown and Enfield Lock wards over a period of three months and “received positive feedback”. 

Last week, cabinet member for environment Rick Jewell met Brimsdown street sweeper Tony Smith on his round in King Edwards Road. Cllr Jewell said: “It was a pleasure to meet Tony and to find out more about how he is settling into his role and the challenges he faces.

“Residents are already noticing that Tony is their dedicated street sweeper and are stopping him and asking questions about his job and letting him know when they see incidents of litter and fly-tipping in the local community.

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“We are committed to keeping the streets clean, and by allocating a regular street cleaning operative in every ward and having a familiar and regular face on the job who maintains the cleanliness of the local area, will make a real difference.”

At this time of the year, falling leaves are cleared by street cleaning operatives and are assisted by additional staff to help clear roads affected by heavy leaf fall. In addition, they pick up litter, remove overgrown weeds and report any large, dumped items to the fly-tipping team for investigation and clearance.

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