Clean Streets Team
Last year, Glasgow City Council’s Development and Regeneration Services in agreement with Community Safety Glasgow delivered a City Centre Clean Streets Initiative which would run over a 4 month period.
Commencing in May 2016, 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 and develop and implement a suitable employability model designed to engage workless people, provide training and assist them to progress towards work.
The Clean Streets team managed to clean over 7,000 square metre of street area, including key locations like Sauchiehall Street and St Enoch Square. See chart below for the specific streets identified for cleaning and the square metres of street cleaned.
Two trainees were recruited as part of the initiative who undertook manual handling, COSHH and Risk Assessment training whilst also completing fully accredited High-Pressure Water Jetting course. On completion of the project, both trainees successfully secured employment with the Glasgow City Council Environmental Task Force.