Street cleaning campaign launched in Wolverhampton

March 4th, 2015 Category: Local Authority & Housing

A major street cleaning project has been launched in Wolverhampton as part of a £200,000 operation, it has been revealed.

MPs in the area have announced that additional street cleaners are being hired, including one based by Wolverhampton Railway Station.

The streets represent a total of 472 miles that need to be covered as part of the initiative.

These new measures are part of a drive to make the city more presentable to visitors.

As part of the campaign by Wolverhampton City Council, dog mess and chewing gum will be targeted, in an initiative called 'Operation Spring Clean'.

Commenting on the scheme, City services chief councillor John Reynolds said in an interview published by the Express and Star: "We know that clean streets and the environment really matter to people. Operation Spring Clean Wolverhampton is back and it is going to be bigger, better and even more high profile than last year.

"As well as our commitment to clean up every single street, alleyway and public land in the city, we are putting on additional clean ups of main roads, city and district centres and we want to invite community groups, schools, businesses and other organisations to join forces with us."

Under the scheme, every street in every council ward should be cleaned in just two months.

In addition, there is also an ongoing campaign to clear up the city centre.

Residents have been encouraged to get involved, and to tweet anything spring clean-related using the hashtag #cleanitup.

Schools have also been encouraged to get involved, and a competition will also be launched to design a poster to help keep the streets clean and clear up any dog fouling.