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Operation to tackle littering and fly-tipping begins

The city council is also investing in providing extra daily cleaning in the city centre Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 12 week long spring clean programme is beginning in Peterborough.

The project will tackle littering, fly-tipping and graffiti.

It'll cost 100,000 thousand pounds a year - funding that was agreed in the 2016 budget.

The council will aim to refurbish benches, litter bins and dog mess bins Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Council is also investing in providing extra daily cleaning in the city centre. This includes chewing gum removal, additional cleansing of benches and bin areas.

A team of workers will also be contributing towards the programme targeting hotspots and fly tipping.

"The council is focused on making sure Peterborough is a great place to live, work and visit. Ensuring our streets, neighbourhood and parks remain clean and tidy plays a big part in this.

We have listened to residents' concerns on littering and this investment will fund an extensive spring clean operation for each of the next five years.

This spring time push will help clear fly-tipping, graffiti and the rubbish dropped by the irresponsible minority".

– Councillor Gavin Elsey