30th June 2016: Luton BID have brought together businesses from across Luton town centre to help clean up the streets.
Over 30 staff from Tokko, Santander, The Mall, Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Youthscape, Greggs, Luton Culture, UKCCA and Luton BID gathered for the two hour town centre clean-up.
Working together and across the town centre, they collected 19 bags of litter, with Luton Borough Council supporting the event by providing an operative to pick up sharps where necessary and collect the waste at the end of the event.
Street cleaning, to improve the appearance and overall feel of the town centre, was flagged up as a priority when businesses voted yes to becoming a Business Improvement District in 2014.
Gavin O’Brien, Chair of Luton BID and director of town centre business Clearhead, said: “A priority for Luton town centre, included in the BID Business Plan, is to provide a safe, attractive and appealing experience for visitors and workers in Luton town centre to enjoy.
“Tackling street cleaning is a key part of achieving this and we are delighted to have organised this tidy event, not just to tackle our litter challenge but also to flag up the importance of creating and retaining a clean town centre we can all be proud of.”
The Luton BID tidy event took place on Thursday, June 30th to help make the town a better place to live, work and be entertained. Continuing on from this Luton BID will from July 2016, fund and co-ordinate the deep cleaning of specific town centre streets and tackle a different area each month.