How clean is your street
28 January 2011
A new documentary series currently being filmed in Preston, aims to discover what would happen to our streets if all the council services were withdrawn.
Called ‘The Street That Cut Everything’, the programme will see residents living without a rubbish collection, street lights or street cleaning.
Fiona Ashurst from Keep Britain Tidy said: "It costs £858m a year to keep the country's streets free from litter, graffiti and grime. This experiment will highlight how hard councils work, as well as the extent of our bad habits.
"It might make uncomfortable viewing but it will certainly make people value these services and think twice before they treat their community as a dumping ground."
One part of the programme looks at the problem of dog fouling and following a successful campaign last year Keep Britain Tidy are keen to continue to get the message across that it is the owners responsibility to clean up after their pet.
Fiona added: “Being a responsible dog owner means picking up after your pet. We recently ran a successful dog fouling campaign, calling on all dog owners to bag it, bin it and put it in any bin. There was a great response to our call to action and the campaign saw a 43% reduction in dog mess across the country.”
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