A clean-up of Bath & North East Somerset’s autumn leaf fall has got underway as part of the council’s drive to keep the streets clearer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Extra staff and sweeping equipment have been allocated to clear up leaves on key routes across Bath & North East Somerset, including in rural areas and Bath city centre.
The extra funding is part of the £40,000 street cleansing drive announced by the council in August to provide extended periods of high-quality cleaning and washing and remove litter.
Councillor David Wood, cabinet member for Climate Emergency and Neighbourhood Services, said: “One of our priorities is to improve the cleanliness of the whole district as well as the centre of Bath.
“The extra funding we have put into the autumn leaf cleaning will mean that key pedestrian and cycling routes will be clearer and safer for people to use for their commutes and for leisure.
“We would ask residents whose own trees drop leaves onto the public highway to please help us where they can by clearing up outside their own properties.
“We also invite people to let us know if they experience dangerous slippery leaves that need clearing in priority areas by emailing us.”
To get in touch about leaves that need clearing in priority areas, email Leaves_Cleansing@bathnes.gov.uk.