Spring clean underway in Chester city centre


It may look a bit like the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ have taken over Chester, but be assured that the yellow hi-viz jackets are in fact those of a team led by CH1ChesterBID.

Working in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council, a team of volunteers from city businesses have joined forces to embark upon a two-week clean up of their high street.

The volunteers came armed with mops and brushes, as part of the annual event.

It’s part of an ongoing effort to keep Chester city centre looking attractive and welcoming for visitors.

A deep clean has already begun, and will take place in areas including Chester Rows, nearby the Eastgate Clock, Chester Cathedral and the shop-fronts of more than 75 businesses across the city.

Nick White, City Centre Manager at CH1ChesterBID, commented: “It’s amazing what a difference we can make with lots of volunteers pulling in the same direction.

“We’ve already made a great start on this year’s spring clean and we can’t wait to see the final results once we’ve got around the whole city centre.”

The nationwide Great British Spring Clean campaign aims to inspire 400,000 people to get active and help clear up rubbish.

It brings together people from across the county to clear up the litter that blights cities, villages and beaches.