Fylde Council’s Amenity Team are working in partnership with Community Payback throughout Autumn to clear leaves from pavements and roads across the borough.
Fallen leaves can pose a hazard to pedestrians and drivers alike, particularly after periods of wet weather, and Fylde Council’s teams are hard at work to keep the public highways clear and safe.
The seasonal clearance of leaf-fall from public areas is performed both manually and through use of sweeper vehicles, with priority given to high footfall areas such as town centres, shopping areas, and in the vicinity of schools. Whilst every endeavour is made to clear fallen leaf from the public highways, this may not always be possible in areas of on street parking.
Fylde Council respectfully ask residents not to sweep leaves from their gardens onto the public highway for removal. Leaf-fall in private gardens should either be placed in a green wheeled bin with a valid Green Waste Collection Service subscription, taken to Lytham Household Recycling Centre or removed and disposed of responsibly by commercial gardening companies. Residents are also asked to help by managing the trees in their gardens to prevent leaves from blowing onto public highway areas wherever possible.
Cllr Michelle Morris, Lead Member for Customer & Operational Services, said: “Our teams work very hard to keep the roads and pavements safe for public use, and we thank all residents for their patience whilst the ongoing leaf clearance is conducted across Fylde.”
For more information about the optional Green Waste Collection Service for the removal of garden waste, and to subscribe online, please visit the Fylde Council website: https://new.fylde.gov.uk/gardenwaste/
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