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Deep clean of Redcar High Street set to make the town sparkle


Oct 8, 2016

REDCAR High Street is set to sparkle on Sunday, October 23, when members of the council’s streetscene team join forces with local volunteers to carry out a deep clean of the area.

The deep clean of the non-pedestrianised section of Redcar High Street is due to start at 6.00am and will involve:

  • road sweepers cleaning the area
  • a hot jet wash of the pavements and doorways
  • repair and maintenance of street furniture
  • removal of weeds and chewing gum.

In preparation for the day council staff and volunteers will be treating weeds in the area as well as weeding and tidying up planters and green spaces.

To ensure the whole area sparkles the council are appealing to local shopkeepers and motorists to find alternative parking on the Esplanade, Muriel Street, Graffenberg Street and Fisherman’s Square while the clean-up takes place.

Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Cllr Alec Brown said:

“The deep clean of the area is in response to feedback from retailers and residents in the area and is part of the ‘Love it’ campaign focusing on improving the environment and building pride in our communities.

“By focusing resources on one particular area we can give it a thorough clean and we hope that when people see the results they will want to keep it that way.

If the trial is successful in Redcar the plan would be to roll out the approach to High Streets across Redcar and Cleveland.”

Store Manager of Heron Foods (Redcar), Richard Traut said:

“The deep clean of the high street is a great idea to get our town pride back and sparkling once again.”

To find out more about ‘Love it’ and make your pledge to do one small thing to make a big difference in your community please visit www.redcar-clevelandloveit.co.uk


By Emily