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Derby supports the Great British Spring Clean – thanks to Derby’s Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

Derby supports the Great British Spring Clean – thanks to Derby’s Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

Jet washing and tidying Derby’s City Centre streets, picking up litter and removing gum from the pavements are just some of the initiatives organised by both the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in support of this year’s Great British Spring Clean which takes place between March 17 to April 2.

Local businesses have been invited to get involved with the main litter picking event which takes place across Cathedral Quarter on Tuesday, March 21, and the St Peters Quarter on Thursday, March 23, with members from Derbyshire Police, Derby City Council’s Streetpride team, local councillors, and Public Protection Officers also getting involved in this great operation.

During the rest of the Great British Spring Clean period, the BID team, partnered by Derby City Council, will undertake tasks such as sticker and fly-poster removal, weeding , window cleaning of vacant units, jet washing and gum removal. Local businesses will also be sprucing up their own business frontages with general cleaning activities.

Brad Worley, The BID’s Manager, is delighted to be supporting the Great British Spring Clean this month, and is keen for more local businesses to sign up.

He said:

“Whilst we are aware that is the council’s responsibility to keep the city clean, as BIDs we are pleased to work together and get behind this national campaign. It is rewarding to see so many BID businesses already engaging with each other, exchanging knowledge and ideas as a community.

“We already have a significant number of businesses joining us, but more are always welcome.”

The Great British Spring Clean is back for its eighth year and is the nation’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign.

It runs from March 17 to April 2, and encourages everyone to pledge to pick up a bag of litter – or more – during the campaign.

Gemma Pindard, Project Executive for St Peters Quarter BID, says she hopes her event on March 23, will be busy. She said:

“It is so gratifying to see so many of our local businesses coming together. We are grateful for their terrific support.

“In February, we organised a Tidy Day, and this was extremely well attended, but I know this Great British Spring Clean event will attract even more support. I would love to see as many new businesses as possible coming along.”

To register your interest in either event, either in the Cathedral Quarter or St Peters Quarter, telephone the BID office on Derby 01332 419053 or email

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