Clean sweep for local roads

A deep clean of 21 streets across the town is currently taking place, as part of the council’s commitment to keeping Watford clean green, and safe.

Published: Thursday, 12th November 2015

So far, around 15 bags of leaves, each weighing nearly 3kg have been collected, and over the next three weeks we be replacing the tarmac and repairing 99m2 of footpaths and 39m2 of roads.

Our partners at Veolia regularly clean all the streets in the town, but these 21 streets – in the wards of Callowland, Leggatts, Holywell, Vicarage and Central Watford, are usually busy with parked cars. This makes it difficult for the regular street cleaning patrols to access parts of the road.

As well as working in partnership with Veolia to give the roads a good clean, we are working with Herts County Council, Ringway and Murrills Construction Ltd to repair signage, potholes and paint new lines on the road, where necessary.

Elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill said: “These deep cleans can make a real difference to a road, and to the local community, but people must keep the roads clear. That is absolutely crucial – if there are lots of cars on the roads, we can’t do what we need to do.”

If you have any queries about these works, please contact Veolia Watford at: or 020 3567 6900.

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