RESIDENTS in a popular seaside resort can look forward to their neighbourhood undergoing an intensive makeover next week.
Seaton Carew will be the target of Operation Cleansweep, a campaign that focuses intensive resources on a specific part of Hartlepool in the hope of improving the area.
The campaign, which comes just in time for the summer season, will be carried out with a whole host of improvement works including street cleansing, graffiti removal and the weeding of shrub beds.
Other improvements will be repairs to footpaths, the removal of litter, repairs to street lighting and the painting of columns.
Patrols to clamp down on litter/fly-tipping, abandoned/untaxed vehicles, dog fouling and illegal parking will also be enforced.
A range of agencies, including Hartlepool Borough Council, Cleveland Fire Brigade and Cleveland Police, will come together under the banner of the Safer Hartlepool Partnership.
There will be high-visibility police patrols and Cleveland Fire Brigade officers will be carrying out fire safety checks to properties above shops along The Front.
The council’s trading standards team also intends to carry out test purchases to identify any premises that are illegally selling age-restricted products.
Hartlepool Mayor, Stuart Drummond, said: “Seaton Carew is incredibly popular, especially when the sun is shining.
“Operation Cleansweep will ensure that it looks its best for visitors this summer.”
The Operation will target the area stretching from Newburn Bridge to Seaton Carew coach park.
Work will begin on Monday, July 11, and will last for five days.