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City getting spring clean
9:30am Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
THE streets of Oxford are receiving their annual spring clean, thanks to a city-wide scheme this weekend.
Oxford Civic Society initiative OxClean gathers community groups across the city to tidy up public spaces and well-known grot-spots.
Yesterday, about 10 volunteers, including Sir Hugo Brunner, president of the society, cleaned up Northfield Brook, Blackbird Leys.
They picked up coffee cups, cans, crisp packets and even bits of old motorbikes from the surrounding area.
Ros Weatherall, 66, said: “We picked up about 30 bags of rubbish. Some hadn’t been picked up for years and years because it was dug into the ground.”
Further spring cleaning events will be taking place across the city today.
Among the events are clean-ups of the area around Rose Hill, Littlemore roundabout and around Mortimer Hall, Marsh Lane and St Nicholas Primary School in Marston.