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The Great British Spring Clean - Heroes Wanted!

By Amanda McCaw on Wednesday 22nd February, 2017
The Great British Spring Clean Initiative is taking place from the 3rd to 5th March 2017. It's a campaign with one simple ambition ? to bring together people from across the country to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline. The Great British Spring Clean has gone from strength to strength. It started in 2015 as the brainchild of one individual, and in March 2016, the Clean for the Queen campaign inspired 250,000 people to get involved in their local communities. This year, the campaign is hoping to inspire 500,000 people to get involved. They're calling on individuals, community groups, charities, sports clubs, businesses and local authorities to sign up and take part. At Streetwise Environmental, we're working with Rushcliffe Borough Council to support this wonderful initiative. We're providing rubbish bags free of charge, and a free collection and disposal service from a designated location for the bags you've filled! We can also offer you very reasonable rates for the supply and delivery of litter picking equipment including gloves, Hi Viz jackets and litter pickers. You can find out more about the campaign, check where your local event is happening, or register here www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk. Follow what's happening on Twitter using #GBSpringClean If you'd like us to support your community by providing bags, collections, or litter-picking kit, please contact eneary@streetwiseenvironmental.co.uk at Streetwise Environmental for further information. But why restrict your spring clean to a few days in March? If you'd like to continue keeping your community clean and tidy, we can support you with a range of additional services. * Tree and Arboricultural Services; planning and planting schemes, pruning and pollarding, TPO inspections, pest and pathogen control * Environmental Services; mechanical sweeping, graffiti removal, gritting services, grass cutting, hedge cutting and weed spraying * Playground and Recreational Services; line marking, ROSPA inspections, repair and maintenance of playground equipment, mowing and maintenance of sports fields and pitches * Cleaning Services; window cleaning (internal and external), deep specialist cleaning services, gutter clearance and full janitorial services For your free, no obligation quote, and a 10% discount till the end of May, please contact Emily Neary at eneary@streetwiseenvironmental.co.uk quoting SPRCL2017. Terms and Conditions Streetwise can only remove litter from public areas, not privately owned land. The Parish Council are responsible for obtaining a quote for gloves and litter pickers and are responsible for informing Streetwise Environmental where the rubbish bags will be located ready for collection and disposal. Happy spring cleaning! From the Streetwise Team Tel: 0115 914 8408

Happy New school year for Bluecoat Academy Primary School

By Amanda McCaw on Friday 27th January, 2017
January '17 didn't just represent a new year for the 420+ pupils of Bluecoat Academy Primary School, it also heralded an exciting new building. We're proud to have played a part in the state of the art premises at Bilborough, having been commissioned by the construction company, Wates, to undertake the landscaping and planting. In the run-up to the 11th December when the project was completed and the school moved in, we were kept busy turfing, prepping, bulb and tree planting. The new school building and grounds look fabulous and the pupils are settling in well to their new environment. We will be looking after the grounds for the first year while they mature, ensuring the new planting thrives. We were delighted to celebrate the completion of the new school building by hosting an Owl Experience day for the pupils in the new school hall. Bob Morley who runs the educational experience centre, Owl Experience, brought four of his owls to Bluecoat Academy in December. Because of the recent outbreak of bird flu, the owls were confined to the hall, but this didn't spoil anyone's enjoyment! Bob's talk was packed full of information and facts about his beautiful and magnificent birds, and the children were encouraged to interact and ask questions, and to sketch the birds. They were also given the opportunity to handle the owls, see them fly, and learn valuable and interesting information about how they are trained and cared for. As an extra moving-in present, we gave the school two magnificent Christmas trees ? one for the grounds of their old school while they were waiting for the handover date, and another for the new school hall ? we think the owls appreciated it too! We wish the staff and pupils of Bluecoat Academy Primary School all the very best in their new home. The Streetwise Team

Snow and ice - be prepared!

By Amanda McCaw on Wednesday 21st December, 2016
Salt and grit are your best friend through the winter months. Don't wait till the temperature drops, add some tubs to your shopping list now if you haven't already got any. Then they're available whenever the need arises. Brown rock salt contains large granules and its colour is useful as its visible on snow. It can be spread manually or mechanically on larger areas. Streetwise provides a grit-spreading service for many businesses and commercial customers and private individuals. It's easy to have an arrangement for us to grit-spread as soon as the temperature is forecast to drop to zero. Businesses that rely on customer footfall such as pubs, supermarkets, schools, industrial units, benefit from knowing that their premises are always accessible by grit-spreading last thing at night and first thing in the morning. A word of warning - some external floorings such as York stone are damaged by grit - an organic substitute should be used. If snow falls, early action pays dividends. The longer it lies, the more impacted it becomes, ice forms at the base, it becomes increasingly hazardous, is harder to clear, and it takes longer to melt. So for manageable areas, get outside with a shovel and deal with it! If you're unable to do this yourself, or if the area is large, give us a call. Streetwise will clear footpaths, drives, walkways around businesses, leisure centres, community areas and sheltered homes - anywhere that can't be reached by a snow plough. If you have an emergency, we offer an out of hours help line for weather-related problems. Between 5pm and 7am, when the office isn't fully manned, you can contact our emergency call centre on 0115 981 1143. So don't let the weather spoil the festivities, be prepared for all meteorological eventualities! Bob Alderton, Operations Director