July 27, 2017 10.08 am This story is over 76 months old

‘Grotspot’ areas pass the 500 mark as countdown to The Big Clean begins

More than 500 grotspots have been identified and the council wants you to report even more.

South Kesteven District Council is urging residents and businesses to continue reporting ‘grotspot’ areas as part of its Big Clean – despite being inundated with more than 500 suggestions already.

The Big Clean is targeting not only litter but also weeds, fly-tipping and broken bins as it aims to set a higher street standard across the district.

Weeds in Vine Street in Stamford and Bramley Road in Market Deeping, graffiti in Huntingtower Road tunnel in Grantham and litter around Bourne Recreation Ground are just some of the grotspot areas that have been reported.

SKDC’s cabinet member for environment, Councillor Peter Moseley, said: “Our towns and rural areas are among the most picturesque in the county but we know that there are many areas that need to be improved.

“Cleaner streets make our villages and towns nicer places to live in and to visit and we want South Kesteven to be as attractive as possible to businesses that will provide the future jobs and growth in our area.

“Hundreds of residents have already told us where The Big Clean needs to concentrate its efforts but we want even more people to inform us of where grotspots exist.”

Grotspots can be reported on the website or by calling 01476 40 60 66.