A total of twenty-six streets have been subjected to a joint ‘Deep Clean’ by several companies and the council.

Watford Borough Council, alongside its partners Veolia, Ringway, Murrill Construction and Hertfordshire County Council undertook street improvement works across Watford during November.

Twenty-six streets – in the wards of Callowland, Leggatts, Holywell, Vicarage, Oxhey and Central Watford - received a ‘Deep Clean’, a project that targets areas that would usually be difficult to clean.

one to three tonnes of waste, leaves and detritus were cleared from each road and workers from Veolia and Ringway jet washed footpaths, removed graffiti and dug out gullies to help water flow.

Murrill Construction also repaired over 60m2 of road and pavement surfaces, as well as repainting lines and replacing street name plates.

Hertfordshire County Councillors Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Nigel Bell and Asif Khan provided additional funding for the project.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said: “Keeping Watford's streets clean and tidy is a priority for the council.

“Working with Veolia and our other partners, these deep cleans mean that we can go the extra mile to make streets look immaculate.

“The 'deep clean' makes sure that some streets get a bit of extra attention and I'm pleased that this has gone so well.

“We’re proud of Watford and want our residential roads to reflect this.

“I'm grateful to all the street cleaners who have helped with these deep cleans and who work so hard - week-in and week-out."

Darren Harding, Senior Contract Manager at Veolia Watford, said; “Our staff take great pride in keeping Watford clean. By carrying the deep cleans during November; the height of heavy leaf fall, we can remove large amounts of leaves that would otherwise be blocking drains, as well as a multitude of other works. We rely on residents to help us gain access to all parts of their streets, and once again they did a great job by keeping their vehicles off the roads we were working on. We would like to thank everyone for their help and co-operation during these works.”