18 March 2015

Spring Clean's dream teams!

Residents in Brighton will be joining forces with council staff to give their streets a spring clean this weekend.

Over the weekend of March 21 and 22, staff from Brighton & Hove City Council’s Cityclean team will be working with volunteers from residents associations and councillors to clean several areas of the city. The events are being organised as part of National Spring Clean Week.

On Saturday 21 March, the team will be in action is St James Street where work will include replacing old bins with refurbished ones, repainting bollards and street furniture and washing and cleaning the pavements. The Aids Memorial will also be given a Spring clean.

Weeding, street sweeping and graffiti removal will also be carried out in the Brunswick and Palmeira areas of the city centre while flytipping will be removed from Hodshrove Woods in Mouslecoomb.

On Sunday 22 March Cityclean staff will join members of the Roundhill Residents Association for its annual Spring Clean Up. The council will also be providing vehicles to take any waste away.

Councillor Pete West, Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said: “It’s fantastic to see people taking responsibility for their local area.

“I will be joining the Round Hill clean up, now a regular and well supported activity. It gets to grips with those jobs regular street cleaning doesn't have time for. There's a great community feeling and seeing neighbours out doing their bit really encourages other residents to take more care of their local environment too.”

The added that the Cityclean team will not only be on hand during the day working with residents, but will continue to work on local campaigns with residents to keep city streets clean.