19 October 2016

Clean, green sweeping machines hit the city's streets

The city’s residents and tourists will soon be able to enjoy cleaner than ever streets – more often. 

The council has launched four new multi-functional all-season machines that will allow it’s street cleansing teams to clean the city’s pavements faster and with greater frequency.

The small, compact sweepers can also be quickly converted in minutes into grass cutters, snow ploughs or gritters, enabling them to be used all year round.

Cllr Gill Mitchell, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, said: “These machines are a fantastic addition in our work to keep the city’s streets as clean as possible, and part of our ongoing improvements to refuse and recycling services that will benefit all our residents and visitors.

“They are small, lean cleaning machines that can travel on virtually any pavement and will allow our teams to blitz our high density areas more often and with more power.”

Using the time saving machines will also mean street cleansing teams being able to concentrate on other areas of the city.

The machines will be used in the main city centre area and other busy streets throughout Brighton and Hove.