March 10, 2011 3.03 pm This story is over 156 months old

Locals set to clean Lincoln streets

Spring clean: Ripon Street and Monson Street are set for a serious tidy up during a residents’ week of action.

Residents of the Sincil area of Lincoln have devised a “week of action” to tidy up Ripon Street and Monson Street.

Following concerns about the messy appearance of the two streets, the week of action will take place from Monday, March 14 to Friday, March 18.

This will be the second time people in the Sincil area got together to clean up, after a similar event saw Sincil Dyke cleaned up in a day.

As previously reported, almost 50 people showed up on February 12 for a three-hour cleanup of the Sincil Dyke (pictured).

During the action week, volunteers will encouraging Ripon and Monson Street residents to clear out their back yards and to tidy and plant up their front gardens.

Community development workers will also set up a gazebo on the streets every afternoon during the action week to engage with people passing by.

“We hope the Week of Action will encourage residents to take greater pride in keeping their streets clean and tidy and free of dog fouling, litter and fly tipping,” said park ward community development worker Rosemary Robinson.

“Litterpickers, plants, wheelie bin numbers and even paint for doors and window frames will be available free of charge from the community development workers, Rosemary and Amanda who will be out on Monson Street and Ripon Street every afternoon next week.”

The City Council street cleaning contractor, Cory, will also participate in the week of action, cleaning pavements, gutters and the road.

This would be done manually, so that it reaches in places where the mechanical street cleaners cannot reach normally.

On Thursday, March 17, from 10am residents will also clear the strip of unused land running alongside Sincil Dyke of weeds and rubbish.

They intent to prepare it for planting flowers or vegetables and tools and gloves will be provided by the Neighbourhood Team.