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‘Hands on’ promise of new street scene boss

Blackpool Councils new cabinet member in charge of keeping the streets clean, Coun Amy Cross (centre) has promised a 'hands on' approach to the new job

Blackpool Councils new cabinet member in charge of keeping the streets clean, Coun Amy Cross (centre) has promised a 'hands on' approach to the new job

Actions speak louder than words for this hands-on councillor.

Coun Amy Cross has honoured her pledge to keeping the town clean by helping to tidy up around Stanley Park.

Blackpool Council’s new cabinet member for streetscene and the environment joined teams from the new Local Environment Action Force (LEAF) to improve the green spaces around the resort park.

And she has vowed to create better standards on the town’s streets, promising rubbish will be removed, grass verges will be cleaned up and residents will be consulted on what work they would like to see done.

She said: “People want a very simple service from us - that is keeping the streets clean, the bins emptied and the grass cut on a regular basis.

“From today, we are introducing a simple priority system.

“Areas that are most problematic such as those with weeds, litter and long grass will take precedence over those that need minor aesthetic work.

“That way, we can make sure residents get the best service possible for their street.

“In these difficult times of cuts to our local services by the Government we are still trying to offer the best possible deal for residents.”

Coun Cross has also met with a group of adults with learning disabilities who meet every Monday to help with gardening, bulb planting and maintaining paths and walkways at Woodland Gardens.

 

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