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Neighbourhood Blitz hits Bicester

The Glory Farm area of Bicester is going to be litter-blitzed between 21 and 25 January. The neighbourhood blitz will see intensive activity to improve the area and make it a cleaner, greener place to live.

Residents can call to report things like abandoned vehicles, graffiti and overflowing litter bins, as well as:

• free bulky waste collections (01295 227003 to make a booking) 
• grab a free bag of compost at a mini-compost giveaway at Hart Place car park on 23 Jan between 3pm and 5.30pm, while stocks last. Glory Farm residents will receive a publicity leaflet through their door and will need to bring it along to claim some compost.    
• swap clothes and household items at the Freecycle Live event in the Methodist Church, Bell Lane, Bicester, OX26 6JQ, on 26 Jan, from 10am to 2pm.

Cherwell's Street Cleansing Team will travel around Glory Farm and remove fly tips, investigate dog fouling issues and look into anti-social behaviour.

Cllr Nigel Morris, Cherwell's lead member for clean and green said: "Concentrating our efforts in a small area really reaps rewards and everyone will see the benefit. The residents will be able to get involved, not only in making Glory Farm a cleaner and greener place, but also by visiting the swap shop and getting some free compost." 

That's not all. Every Glory Farm resident can try to win a recycling incentive prize. They can win one of 20 blue bins blue bins, or one of 20 compost bags and a year's supply of caddy liners. Cherwell staff will be take a note of who is recycling between 28 January and 1 February and will be entering the addresses into a prize draw.

Some aspects are available for Glory Farm residents only;

• recycling incentive scheme
• mini-compost giveaway
• fee bulky waste collections

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