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A cleaner journey on the A338 Spur Road following essential maintenance at the end of March

Drivers who use the A338 Spur Road will soon benefit from a cleaner journey following a deep clean of the road, verges and gullies that’s taking place from the 24-26 March.

BCP Council will be working alongside Dorset Council to clean up the road from the Cooper Dean to the Ashley Heath roundabout. The crews will undertake litter picking, road sweeping, gully cleansing and the removal of any flytipping.

The road will be closed in both directions from 9pm – 6am while the work takes place and diversion routes will be signposted to enable traffic to continue on with their journey.

Councillor Mark Anderson, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cleansing and Waste, BCP Council commented:

“This annual spring clean is essential work that we’re carrying out in joint partnership with Dorset Council. Unfortunately, there is always a lot of litter dumped on the roadside by drivers who seem unaware of their contribution to soil and water pollution.

“We are committed to protecting and enhancing our natural environment and we’re addressing the issue of litter across our conurbation through our Cleaner, Greener, Safer campaign that aims to bring back a sense of pride to our area. We treat instances of littering and flytipping very seriously and anyone caught dumping rubbish can be fined. We want people to be proud to live in this area, and by having cleaner roads and seeing people actively cleaning our streets will hopefully encourage people not to drop litter and bring back a sense of pride in our place.”

The council’s cleaner, greener, safer campaign focuses on the issues that matter to residents which includes investment in additional CSAS officers on the streets to tackle anti-social behaviour and enhanced manual cleansing initiative across the whole conurbation.

You can find out more about BCP Council’s Cleaner, Greener, Safer campaign on our News Features webpage

Posted on Wednesday 17 March 2021