“Norwich is a unique and incredible city that we are all proud to call home.
“Whether you live here, work here or are a visitor to Norwich, we all want to see the city looking its best.
“That is why the city council and Norwich City Services Ltd (NCSL), which provides a number of environmental services on behalf of the council, have launched a new campaign aimed at cracking down on environmental crime and cleaning up the city.
It’s called Love Norwich – play your part and its about tackling issues such as fly-tipping and graffiti as well as keeping the streets clean and litter free.
As a council and a society, we’re facing huge economic pressures and we don’t want to see money that could be used for vital services wasted. That’s why we need everyone to play their part.
You’ll find more information on these pages about how you can get involved. We know Norwich has a great community spirit and so many of you are already out helping where you live, so a really heartfelt thank you to everyone who is already playing their part.
“Let’s keep our city looking pretty!”
Councillor Cate Oliver, cabinet member for environmental services
What will the council and NCSL be doing?
Norwich City Council and NCSL will be emptying litter bins in key areas more often, street washing in city centre hot spots and putting in place robust measures to tackle littering, fly-tipping and graffiti. We are also replacing a number of city centre litter bins with larger, more modern alternatives.
The first phase of the Love Norwich – play your part campaign has already started, and the council has written to businesses in the city centre detailing measures they should adopt to help keep Norwich tidy. There are new set hours for trade waste to be put out for collection, in a move to keep the centre of Norwich clean and tidy and free of bin bags, trade bins and pallets during the day.
The city council is also holding a series of clean up events in areas identified as being hot spots for fly-tipping. These events will see teams from the council and NCSL remove any fly-tipping, clean graffiti from public buildings in the area, take off any dried paint from pavements, tidy up grass edging, sweep hard surfaces and tidy up shrubs.
They will also be on hand to talk to local residents about any issues they have with environmental crime and give advice on reporting these to the council.