The District Council joins forces with partners ahead of Bilsthorpe day of action

Posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The District Council are putting plans in place and teaming up with partners to tackle a variety of issues during an upcoming day of action in Bilsthorpe.

The event, which will take place on Thursday 30 June 2022, will focus on targeting issues raised by local residents, councillors and those identified during a pre-event assessment that was attended by District Council officers and local councillors.

The proposed itinerary for the day includes various cleansing activities, safety discussions and activities to tackle environmental offences, in an effort to create a Cleaner, Safer, Greener Newark and Sherwood for local residents to enjoy.

Partners from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue, Waste Investigation Support and Enforcement (WISE), Nottinghamshire Police, and Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) will be attending the day.

Residents are being invited to join in the event as part of the community litter pick that will run alongside the District Council’s deep cleaning operations. The volunteer litter pick will also be attended by students from Bilsthorpe’s Flying High Academy.

The ‘to do’ list for the jam-packed day includes:
• Community litter picking including local school children
• A deep cleanse with intensive street sweeping
• Jet washing on Burton Court
• Graffiti removal
• Cleansing of fenced landscape areas and Kirklington Road with NCC
• Grounds maintenance around Valley Road and Allandale/The Crescent link path
• Community speed watch
• Fly tip removals
• Installing new responsible dog ownership signage
• Providing advice to residents on responsible dog ownership
• Litter and dog fouling enforcement with WISE
• Home visits to check safety with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue
• Providing advice to residents on responsible dog ownership
• Vehicle idling checks
• Thank you cards delivered to well-maintained homes

Councillor Roger Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Cleaner, Safer, Greener at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “I’m looking forward to seeing these plans put in action during the day of action at Bilsthorpe. It will be a fantastically productive event with a huge amount of activities planned to address issues identified in the area.

“Events like this are always a great demonstration of what we can achieve when the District Council, partners, and residents all work together to create a Cleaner, Safer, Greener Newark and Sherwood.”

Councillor Bruce Laughton, Deputy Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “This is a great example of everybody coming together to tackle issues and take part in activities to improve their area. Bilsthorpe has always had a fantastic community spirit and a Day of Action like this builds on that energy and enthusiasm, strengthening communication between local residents and local service providers, such as councils.”

The Bilsthorpe day of action follows several highly successful days of action run by the District Council in the last three years, including those in Newark, Ollerton, Boughton, Southwell, Blidworth, and Clipstone.

If any residents would like to get involved they should meet between 9am-9:30am on Thursday 30 June, at The Green in time for the safety briefing that will begin at 9:30am.