Last year, Glasgow City Council in agreement with Community Safety Glasgow delivered a City Centre Clean Streets Initiative which would run over a 4 month period.

Starting in May, the aim of the Clean Streets Initiative was to deliver a specialist power wash and deep clean service in pedestrian and public areas of the city centre. The team wanted to provide visible environmental enhancements to high footfall areas of the city which would benefit businesses, retailers and the general public.

The Clean Streets team managed to clean over 7,000 sq.m of street area, including key locations like Sauchiehall Street and St Enoch Square. The team consisted of a supervisor and two trainee operatives who undertook accredited training courses and who have now successfully moved into full-time employment with Glasgow City Council’s Environmental Task Force!

Feedback from businesses within the designated areas proved very positive.  100% of traders said they welcomed the cleansing initiative and 98% saying there had been a positive impact on how the streets looked with one Sauchiehall Street business saying, “Great job done by the guys. Has made the street much better looking!