Harrogate BID deploys power wash team to clean up town centre for end of lockdown

Harrogate BID’s (Business Improvement District) cleaning crew is back on the town’s streets as businesses prepare to reopen their doors next month as part of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 3:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 3:45 pm
Spring Clean underway - Harrogate BID’s cleaning team begins its ‘washing and weeding’ of Harrogate’s East Parade.

The team from UK Nationwide Cleaning Services have begun ‘washing and weeding’ footpaths including East Parade, Tower Street and Bower Road, including the ‘One Arch’ pedestrian tunnel.

In addition to removing weeds, the cleaning team will also be washing down the streets.

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Last year, the Yorkshire-based cleaning company was awarded a four-year contract to clean pavements and street furniture in the retail heart of the town. Between April and December, it power-washed an area measuring 40,000 square metres.

Harrogate BID Chair Sara Ferguson said: “One of our remits is to build on the day-to-day work undertaken by Harrogate Borough Council’s street cleansing department, and to ensure Harrogate town centre continues to look at its best all year round.

“With Easter a month away, and ‘non-essential’ shops to reopen on Monday, April 12, we want the town to look clean, welcoming and inviting for the long-awaited return of customers, hence this early spring clean.

“The team from UK Nationwide Cleaning Services have already identified a number of ‘grot spots’ that they are tackling first, including East Parade and Bower Road.

“Once these have been washed and weeded, they will then move to other areas identified by the BID team.”

Further information about Harrogate BID is available from its website,


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