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Weekly operational schedule

Blyth Town Council and Northumberland County Council work together to provide core and enhanced environmental services in Blyth.

The Weekly Operational Schedule can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Weekly Operational Schedule responsible for the following play areas:                                         

Area 1

Axwell Drive, Briardale Road, Lindsay Avenue, Ogle Drive/Isabella Skate Park, Burns Avenue, Chase Farm and North Farm

Area 2

Bowes Street, Broadway, St Johns MUGA, Millfield Gardens

Area 3

Cottingwood Green, Laverock Place, Mulberry Close (play area and X-Fit gym), Newsham Farm, South Beach Play Area and Teen Trail

All play areas are inspected on a weekly basis by ROSPA & RPII registered inspectors.

Maintenance issues identified from all inspections are acted upon immediately with appropriate action taken to rectify and replace defected equipment parts and surfaces. Temporary quarantine of individual pieces of equipment or play area closures may be required depending on the extent of the works required to rectify any issues.

Ridley Park, Blyth Links Junior and Blyth Links Toddler play areas and the Skatepark at Blyth Sports Centre are the responsibility of Northumberland County Council.

Fixed Operational Schedule

Litter Bins

All litter bins are emptied at least once a week and bins in higher footfall areas are emptied more frequently.

Grass Cutting

All grassed areas are regularly cut and this is programmed to be completed on a fortnightly basis throughout the grass cutting season. This is reviewed on a weekly basis throughout the season and programmed around exceptional weather conditions.

Bus Shelters

Blyth Town Council bus shelters are cleansed and inspected monthly.  All maintenance issues reported are programmed in to be completed at the earliest opportunity.

Weed Spraying

It is planned to complete a minimum of 2 weed spraying programmes across all areas throughout the year.

Achieving successful and complete weed spraying can become problematic if parked vehicles or other obstructions prevent adequate treatments to take place.

Other issues which play a part in delivering a successful treatment programme include avoiding wet and windy conditions.