Streets and open spaces - operation team
Over 150 staff in the streets and open spaces team work every day to keep Cambridge’s streets clean and tidy. There are five different teams within the Streets and Open Spaces operation team that work closely with residents, community and campaign groups to keep Cambridge clean, green and safe.
We work to clear city centre streets and shop fronts on a daily basis and maintain all residential streets to a good standard of cleaning by sweeping them regularly. The team empties litter bins and dog bins in the city centre and across parks and open spaces. We also remove graffiti and clear needles as well as taking part in community clean ups.
The team maintains all council housing and highway grass and shrub beds across the across the city. They carry out the maintenance of the city’s cemeteries and crematoriums as well as the maintenance of all parks across the city including Parker's Piece, Christ’s Pieces and Jesus Green.
The City Rangers proactively look for, and resolve environmental issues across Cambridge. They cover a wide variety of issues including graffiti, bike releases and abandoned bikes. They also attend educational events and give school talks to educate students across Cambridge.
The team has eight staff members which cover North / South / East and West Cambridge. This includes a dedicated city centre Ranger and support staff who assist in dealing with special projects.
The City Ranger service works closely with members of the public, residents groups and other agencies to help keen Cambridge clean, green and safe.
The dog warden patrols parks, recreation grounds, open spaces and streets within Cambridge to increase people's awareness of the requirement to clear up after their dogs. The council also collects stray dogs within Cambridge and works alongside local animal charities to deliver educational roadshows
Public realm enforcement
This team investigates instances of environmental crime in public places across the city. As well as undertaking enforcement action where necessary, the team provide advice for residents and businesses on issues including fly tipping, litter, waste (duty of care), illegal advertising, and abandoned and nuisance vehicles.