Autumn leaf clear-up beginsBy Becky Barnes
November 01, 2012
A street cleaning operation to combat fallen Autumn leaves has begun across the borough.
Ringway, Bracknell Forest Council's street cleaners, has a new 'vacuum-cleaner-style' machine and has deployed extra street sweepers for the next six weeks to deal with the 'huge quantity' of fallen leaves.
The council has asked members of the public to be patient as leaf fall is 'unpredictable' and to report any safety issues to them.
A Bracknell Forest Council spokeswoman said: "The cleansing schedules have been realigned to ensure that the Ringway crews are in the area of most need at the right time.
"If there has been a blanket fall of leaves during windy weather then residents are asked to be patient, as it is not possible to sweep every street with such a problem in the borough immediately."
The new machine purchased by Ringway allows 'proper cleansing' in corners and around obstacles such as parked cars.
Bracknell Forest Council and Ringway say they will 'continually monitor' the leaf clearance operation is going.
But anyone with concerns about safety on their road such as wet leaves contact Customer Services team via www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk or (01344) 352 000.