New Bins Improve Cathedral Quarter Streets
Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and Derby College have joined forces with Derby City Council to improve the street environment around the Joseph Wright Centre with new litter bins along the pedestrianised Willow Row.
The three bins, costing a total of £1,500 have been paid for jointly by the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District programme and Derby College to ensure the area remains litter free.
Martin Langsdale, chair of the Cathedral Quarter management group, which drives forward activities under the area’s Business Improvement District status, explained: “The problem with litter was originally flagged up by Derby College who have more than 2,500 students based at the Joseph Wright Centre and we were happy to support their proactive stance on keeping the area tidy with the installation of new bins.
“One of our key objectives under the BID is to improve and maintain the street scene in the Cathedral Quarter to ensure that the area is clean and welcoming for visitors and we work closely with the Street Pride team at Derby City Council to ensure that the facilities and services are in place to achieve this.”
Vanessa Barnes, Campus Operations Manager at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre, added: “The students themselves identified that more litter bins were needed outside the College and we were keen to act upon this as part of our overall commitment to improving and supporting our local environment.”
Councillor Chris Poulter, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Derby City Council concluded: “This is a perfect example of how local businesses and organisations can take a proactive stance to improving their local environment. Through partnership working with the Cathedral Quarter and Derby College, we have been able to install litter bins which are in line with the street scene and reduce litter along this popular gateway into the city centre.
“Our Street Pride cleaning staff work 365 days a keep to keep the city centre clean but it is important that we have the right facilities in place to enable the public to play their part in keeping our streets litter free.”
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