500 signatures reached
To: Gateshead Council
Restart Birtley Street Cleaning
We are calling on Gateshead Council to restart / re-employ street cleaners in Birtley
Why is this important?
We love living in Gateshead's best kept secret... Birtley!
But the streets and pavements of our little town have now gone beyond what is an acceptable level for public health.
There are increasing amounts of litter but more worryingly, dog waste.
People with buggies are finding it impossible to steer away from unwanted 'deposits' and in the summer when children wear sandals it's nothing short of dangerous.
When I asked the local council what could be done I was told cuts to local authority budgets meant a street cleaning service can no longer be provided in the Birtley area.
We love living in Birtley - great schools, a bustling high street and amazing people, but the cleanliness of the streets is now unacceptable.
As residents, many of us are vigilant and make sure any litter is picked up. But more needs to be done!
Will you join me in signing and sharing this petition, as well as doing what we can when we see litter, to make Birtley better?