COWLEY Road will be having a two-week 'deep clean' as residents are urged to get involved to tidy up the area.

Oxford City Council staff will be removing graffiti, stepping up litter patrols, tidying shrubberies and gardens, and carrying out street cleansing over a two-week period from March 19.

Dog fouling hotspots will also be tackled and mechanical sweepers deployed.

The public has been asked to help and could be in line for a £50 Westgate Centre shopping voucher.

The city council's board member for a Clean and Green Oxford, John Tanner, said: "Once again we are focusing our resources to give a targeted area of the city a deep clean.

"The city council does its best to keep the entire city clean but sometimes an area can really benefit from an all-out spruce up with the help of local residents.

"The result will be a clearly visible improvement to the area."

A launch event will take place from 10.30am on March 19 at Manzil Way Gardens.