Sprucing up Plymouth’s Waterfront ready for Easter


Spring is here and the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership is sprucing up The Barbican and Sutton Harbour as part of their annual ‘Clean Week’.

From Monday 23 to Friday 27 March, Plymouth Waterfront Partnership have arranged for Plymouth City Council’s Clean Team and BID contractor, Sound Site Services, to be out in force to wipe away the winter grime and spring clean the gateway to Britain’s Ocean City.

The week’s activities will include pressure washing the Parade, West Pier and parts of Southside Street, washing away the dirt, cigarette ends and chewing gum. This will be done in the early hours of the morning to avoid causing too much disruption to businesses and the public in the area.

Devil’s Point and other beaches will be little-picked and street furniture, such as benches will also get a deep clean as well as litter bins and the iconic Mayflower Steps, giving an overall feeling of ‘Spring Clean’. Visible graffiti will also be removed.

Leader of Plymouth City Council, Tudor Evans, said: “We are Britain’s Ocean City and our historic waterfront is an area of the city that is enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. Making sure it’s cleaned and ready for the season is essential part of our spring maintenance plans.”

Sarah O’Leary, Waterfront Manager said “Plymouth’s Waterfront area has a dedicated, enthusiastic team constantly working to cleanse, enhance and improve this prime jewel in the city’s crown. Every Easter the Waterfront BID’s Clean Week takes place to highlight this excellent work, sprucing up the place to herald the new tourism season. We can all help to reduce litter, just by picking it up and putting it in the bin.”

Clean Week in the Waterfront is the second one to take place this month, as the City Centre Company focussed on cleaning their Business Improvement District last week. This included cleaning and polishing the Sundial, a full clean of the water feature outside the Civic Centre ad well as removal of flyposting, graffiti, lampposts and chewing gum.


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