Environmental teams are a cut above

Dunedin Canmore’s environmental teams are working hard to improve communities.

Our new environmental teams are already improving communities

The new environmental service, introduced earlier in the year, is already making a difference.

The guys provide an all-round service for customers, including grass cutting, bulk uplift, cleaning and removing graffiti.

They also work closely with housing officers to help tackle issues like dog fouling and other anti-social behaviour.

Among many other things, the team carried out a one-off request to remove ivy for a customer in Saughton Gardens and cut hedges at Rosemount Buildings and at Thornybauk.

The guys also cut back shrubs and trimmed grass at Rollo Court.

And the area around Gorgie is looking cleaner and greener after the guys cut back shrubbery at Gorgie Park Close and at Gorgie Road. The team also removed dumped items at Enoch Glen House.

At the moment, the teams are getting ready for their winter maintenance programme, including cutting back bushes and shrubs and applying sand and cement between paving slabs to prevent weeds.

Dunedin Canmore Managing Director Hazel Young said: “We want people in our communities to be proud of where they live.

“Customers are really noticing a difference in how their neighbourhoods are maintained.

“We’re using new state of the art machinery which will make jobs faster and easier, giving us more time

to help out with requests from customers.

“Customers are really benefiting from the new environmental service.”

Pictured at the top are members of our new environmental teams, while also pictrured are examples of the work the guys have done recently – shrubs cut back at Gorgie Park Close and the removal of rubbish at Enoch Glen House.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018