Weekly Operational Schedule

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Weekly Operational Schedule

W/C 19 October 2020

Mechanical Sweeping

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Street Cleansing

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Additional Cleansing/Maintenance:

This week we plan to undertake the following additional works:

Area 1 

- Footpath edging on Poets Estate 

Area 3 

- Sweeper to attend cycle path around South Beach playing field 

- Shrub works at Sandringham Drive 

Fixed Operational Schedule

Litter Bins

All litter bins are emptied at least once a week and bins in higher foot fall areas are emptied more frequently.

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Grass Cutting

All grassed areas are regularly cut, and this is programmed to be completed on a fortnightly basis throughout the grass cutting season. This is reviewed on a weekly basis throughout the season and programmed around exceptional weather conditions.

Bus Shelters

Blyth Town Council bus shelters are cleansed and inspected monthly. All maintenance issues reported are programmed in to be completed at the earliest opportunity.

Play Areas

All play areas are inspected on a weekly basis with all inspection reports submitted directly to Blyth Town Council electronically by ROSPA & RPII registered inspectors.

All play areas also receive programmed quarterly and annual independent inspections.

Maintenance issues identified from all inspections are acted upon immediately with appropriate action taken to rectify and replace defected equipment parts and surfaces. 

Temporary quarantine of individual pieces of equipment or play area closures may be required depending on the extent of the works required to rectify any issues.

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Weed Spraying

It is planned to complete a minimum of 2 weed spraying programmes across all areas throughout the year.

Achieving successful and complete weed spraying can become problematic if parked vehicles or other obstructions prevent adequate treatments to take place.

Other issues which play a part in delivering a successful treatment programme include avoiding wet and windy conditions.