Residents and businesses are being urged to get on board with a clean-up event involving the community and businesses, to help spruce up Rotherham Town Centre.
Council staff will be working with local businesses, partner organisations and volunteers to help tidy up the area over the weekend of April 23 and 24.
As well as carrying out specialist cleaning with their own technical equipment, staff from the Streetpride service will be on hand to lead any volunteers who want to take part with litter picking around the town centre. All equipment will be provided, along with refreshments at the end!
Rotherham’s Heart of Steel sculpture has already had its own clean up, and artist Steve Mehdi and Streetpride’s graffiti removal team and apprentices from the Council’s housing partner, Mears, cleaned the heart with a special solution to get it looking its best (pictured).
“The Council has been supporting a number of community clean-ups this spring and now it’s the turn of the town centre,” said Commissioner Julie Kenny.
“As well as carrying out our own town centre ‘superblitz’, we also want to support a community event.
“We’ll provide the litter pickers, gloves, bin bags and refreshments – just register your interest online or turn up on the day – the more the merrier!”
The Council has already earmarked areas of the town centre to tidy up ahead of this year’s ‘Right Royal’ Vintage Hop event on Saturday 11 June – which links in with celebrations for the Queen’s official 90th birthday weekend.
The clean ups take place between 10 am and 12 noon on both Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April, meeting in All Saints Square at 10.00 am on both days.