Brighton and Hove streets to be given a spring clean

Posted On 18 Mar 2015 at 9:40 am

Parts of Brighton and Hove streets will be spruced up at the weekend as residents join forces with council staff to spring clean their area.

They will be targeting streets in Kemp Town, Brunswick and Roundhill as well as Hodshrove Woods in Moulsecoomb.

The events are being organised as part of National Spring Clean Week.

Staff from Brighton and Hove City Council’s Cityclean team will work with volunteers from residents associations and local councillors.

On Saturday (21 March) a team will be in action is St James’s Street. 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.

In Brunswick – in the area from Brunswick Square to Palmeira Square – streets will be swept and weeded and graffiti will be removed.

Others plan to clear rubbish that has been flytipped in Hodshrove Woods.

On Sunday (22 March) Cityclean staff will join members of the Roundhill Residents Association for its annual Spring Clean Up. The council will provide vehicles to take away the rubbish they collect.

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

“I will be joining the Roundhill 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.”

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

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