15th September 2016 – Cigarette butts and chewing gum are set to be blitzed from Luton town centre streets thanks to a powerful new cleaning machine.
The Glutton vacuuming machine, launched today [15th Sep] by Luton Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID), is electric and will use a lengthy vacuuming nozzle to clear hard-to-reach pavement cracks and kerbsides.
This machine has been purchased by the BID as part of its commitment to provide additional cleaning services to the town centre. It has been loaned to and will be operated by Luton Borough Council, providing a service over and above the council’s statutory service.
Gavin O’Brien, Chair of the Luton Business Improvement District (BID) and co-director of town centre based business Clearhead, explained: “Our Glutton Machine will not replace any borough council cleaning initiatives. This is all about adding to what we already have.
“When businesses voted yes to becoming a BID we pledged to provide additional cleaning services and to focus on targeted street cleaning and deep cleaning in problem areas. Investing in this Glutton Machine is a major step forward and an exciting development for our town centre.”
This machine will not simply clean the pubic highways, but about getting into hard to reach corners, alleys, footpaths and streets.
Investing in this street cleaning machine is part of the BID’s commitment to improving Luton town centre’s environment and Luton town centre BID works closely with Luton Borough Council to tackle street cleaning.
The new Glutton Machine will target town centre streets six days a week and was officially unveiled at a town centre Tidy Day, organised by Luton town centre BID and supported by businesses.