On the road to cleaning up the borough

A new team is being introduced to help crackdown on litter in the borough.

North Tyneside Council has created the unit to help make the borough spick and span.

The season teams, which started last week, are tasked with tackling litter hotspots.

Over the next six weeks they will be visiting known areas as well as focusing on clearing rubbish from the A19 in North Tyneside.

Coun John Harrison, the borough council cabinet member for the environment, said: “Residents have told us that making sure North Tyneside is a clean and attractive place is very important to them, as it is to us, and I am delighted we have been able to introduce this additional team.

“Unfortunately, to allow us to clean the A19 there may be some disruption to drivers and I’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.”

The work takes place across the borough until March 27, while clearing litter from the North Tyneside stretch of the A19 will be carried out this week.

While the A19 is being cleaned, traffic management will be in place, including lane closures and coned off areas, but this will be kept to a minimum.