Bath city centre will get a big boost of £40,000 for a major clean-up of our streets. The council is acting after listening to complaints from residents about the state of the city centre.
For the next six weeks, Bath & North East Somerset Council’s cleansing team will provide extended periods of high quality cleaning and washing, from early in the morning until late into the evening, including weekends. More staff will be brought in to pick up litter, empty litter bins and wash streets.
Councillor Dave Wood (Lib Dem, Mendip) cabinet member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “The new council administration is taking action after listening to complaints by residents of dirty, rubbish-strewn streets and over-flowing bins in our historic city centre. When I took over the role of cabinet member for Neighbourhoods after the local election in May I said I would address this issue that has been neglected for too long.
“I have made weekend cleaning, bin emptying and increased street washing priorities for this cleansing drive, which will starts this week. Specialist machines will work longer hours, to improve the level of cleaning currently carried out and more staff will be on hand to ensure bins are emptied promptly in the city.
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