Eastbourne street cleaning crews praised for going ‘above and beyond’

Street cleaning crews have been praised by Eastbourne council for ‘going into overdrive’ during lockdown and taking on extra duties to ‘keep the town looking its best’.

Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 3:43 pm
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The council’s Environment First team said staff have extended rounds into areas they are not responsible for cleaning, to make sure people enjoy tidy areas when they go out for exercise.

Jonathan Dow at the council said, “Both street cleansing and waste crews have gone above and beyond during this time of crisis.

“For many of us, getting a dose of fresh air and exercise has recently taken on greater significance for the physical and mental benefits it provides, and stepping out into clean surroundings really adds to this enjoyment.”

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Environment First staff said they have been litter-picking, weeding, emptying bins and sweeping in community areas, open spaces and car parks where needed – whether they are publicly or privately owned.

A council spokesperson said retail car parks across the town, Eastbourne Downs Golf Club, Golden Jubilee Way bridge and the car park of the District General Hospital are among the sites being targeted.

A large flytip creating an eyesore in a car park on Brodrick Road was also cleared, according to the spokesperson.

Councillor Dow said, “Not only are all our household waste services operating at their usual high level, the team’s commitment to caring for our environment is second-to-none. Well done Environment First.”

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