In a press release today Ealing Council announced that it will spend an extra Â£1.5 million on street cleaning next year. The street cleaning budget this year (2006/07) is just over Â£2.035 million. The extra spending of Â£1.528 million will take this budget up to Â£3.563 million next year.
As a result many more streets will be cleaned every day instead of twice a week. Other streets will be upgraded from being cleaned once to twice weekly. Streets around rail and Tube stations will be cleaned daily in the morning and again in the afternoon, so they will be tidier when commuters arrive home.
Council Leader Jason Stacey said:
Once the new arrangements are up and running, residents should be able to see the difference, especially in our town centres and around our key community areas.
I am pleased to be able to announce this significant additional investment as it will mean more parts of the borough will get cleaned more regularly.
Residents have told us they want cleaner streets and that is why it is one of this administrationâ€™s three key priorities.