September 30th, 2016

Clean up operation set to brighten up Coventry streets

Updated: 10:44 am, May 20, 2015

STREETS and alleys are set to benefit from a city-wide clean-up operation in a bid to brighten and lighten the mood.

The initiative initially saw local Councillors from St. Michael’s ward join forces with Community Payback to clear the areas, but following increasing pressure, it is to be rolled out across Coventry.

The idea behind the clean-up is to reduce grime and the fear of crime by making the environment look and feel cleaner and brighter.

Speaking about the project, Coun Jim O’Boyle said: “I am pleased that we are now covering more of the ward with this much needed scheme.

“It was obvious that we needed to do more to tackle this problem but with massive government cuts reducing our resources as a council the problem was how to do it.

“I organised a meeting with the Chief Executive of the Council and demanded more priority was given to this issue.

“Therefore, I am delighted that the council have now signed an agreement with Community Payback which gives a systematic timetable of jobs with clear goals and expectations built in to help achieve them.”

The next street on the group’s list is Wren Street in Hillfields on Wednesday, December 3.

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