A NEW campaign to clean up Oxford's streets got underway in November 2003.

Oxford City Centre Management Company chief executive Bill McCardle toured the central area of the city with Oxford City Council cleansing staff and city councillors.

Streets that were identified for extra cleaning included: High Street, Turl Street, Broad Street, George Street, New Inn Hall Street, Queen Street and Magdalen Street.

Cornmarket had already been covered as part of the previous 'Sparkling Oxford' campaign.

The idea, Mr McCardle said, was to develop a clear plan of action to clean up the area, with improvements then set to start before Christmas.