Local news | Twice the sparkle for Artists Way AndoverAn Andover neighbourhood saw double in July as Test Valley Borough Council’s Sparkle Day was twice its usual size in a pre-summer holiday tidy-up.

The Council’s Environmental Services team took to the area and cleared more than three tonnes of waste, carried out hedge maintenance and removed debris from Artists Way on 30 and 31 July. One of Andover St Mary’s ward members, Councillor John Cockaday, also helped to litter pick the area.

Sparkle Days have been part of the Council’s ongoing Love Where You Live litter campaign since 2012. They provide the opportunity for the team to add an extra bit of sparkle to the borough and to distribute information to residents about waste and recycling. Hundreds of Artists Way homeowners will have spotted a new sticker on their brown bin to remind them about what can and cannot be recycled.

Environmental Portfolio Holder, Councillor Graham Stallard, said: “It’s amazing how much can be achieved in two days to make an area shine. The team worked really hard to clear a large amount of waste and they also took the opportunity to distribute information about the types of waste that can be put in each bin. I’d like to thank Councillor Cockaday and the team for dedicating their time to the two-day clear up.”

The next Sparkle Day will take place in Broughton on 23 September. For more information about Sparkle Days and the Love Where You Live campaign, visit www.testvalley.gov.uk/love.

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