Brownlow Fold and Crompton beat sweep 


Bolton’s Beat Sweep team will hit the streets of Brownlow Fold and Crompton next month.

Officers from Bolton Council, Bolton at Home, the police, fire service and community payback will join together to work with the community on improving their environment.

The Beat Sweep will take place from Monday, November 9 to Friday, November 13 and the team will tackle issues such as litter, graffiti, fly tipping and dog fouling.

There will be a number of skips located around the area on Wednesday, November 11, between 8am and 6pm, so residents can dispose of their household waste.

The skips can be used for rubbish, bulky items and white goods but not commercial waste, builders’ rubble, car oil, glass and large pieces of metal or concrete.

Residents are responsible for moving their own waste to the skips, which will be situated in St Joseph Street, the end of Crumpsall Street, the end of Boardman Street, the junction of Duty Street and Eckersley Road, the car park at the junction of Nottingham Drive and the car park at the junction of Barnwood Drive and Stewart Street.

Throughout the week, fire officers will carry out free home fire safety checks and the police will be speaking to residents about anti-social behaviour and any other crime issues in the area.

Executive member for Cleaner, Greener, Safer, Councillor Sufrana Bashir-Ismail, said: “The Beat Sweeps are an excellent way of encouraging residents to take pride in their community. They also provide an opportunity for people to speak informally to the police and council staff about any problems in the area.

“With everyone working together the local environment and quality of life for local residents can be vastly improved.”

Anyone requiring a free home fire risk assessment should telephone 0800 555 815.

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