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Public spaces

Clearing abandoned vehicles

You can report an abandoned vehicle here

Safe disposal of dead animals

You can report dead animals in public areas (such as dogs, cats, deer, foxes and badgers), particularly if they are causing an obstruction on the highway or footpath. Report a dead animal here or call 03000 610610 or email admin.vale@biffa.co.uk.

Dog fouling

If you see someone allowing their dog to foul on public land and not picking up after them please report it here dog fouling report form here.

Fly posting

Display of advertising material on street furniture or buildings without the consent of the owner.  The council is responsible for removing flyposting from council buildings, public toilets, car parks etc

Report fly posting here or call 03000 610610 or email admin.vale@biffa.co.uk

Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for removing fly posting on street lights or on grass verges or roundabouts.

Fly tipping

To report an issue of fly tipping here

Graffiti

If you notice graffiti on property we own, like public toilets, rubbish bins, street name plates or one of our leisure centres, please contact our waste contractors Biffa by emailing admin.vale@biffa.co.uk or calling 03000 610610. You can also report graffiti online.

Removal of graffiti on private property or business premises is the responsibility of the property owner so please contact them directly, as they may not be aware it is there. If you live in a housing association property, please contact your local housing officer.

Litter

We empty litter bins as follows:

  • Town centre litter bins – daily
  • Outer town area litter bins – once a week
  • All other litter bins –  once a week on refuse collection days

Our waste enforcement officers issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) of £80 (reduced to £50 if paid within 10 days) to anyone over the age of 18 for dropping litter on a public land/ highway but not picking it up. 

To report an offender please contact the envirocrime team on envirocrime@southandvale.gov.uk or report littering here

Street litter

To report litter on a public highway please use the Fix My Street website.

Community litter picks

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have suspended our litter picking services until further notice. This is to enable our team to focus on essential services whilst building resilience in our workforce due to an increase in staff shortages due to illness.