Preston streets set for deep clean every week as city reopens
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 10, 2020
Preston’s city centre streets and benches will be cleaned this weekend ahead of the official reopening of the high street.
And through Preston BID, this is set to become a weekly task to keep the city centre clean as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
From Monday (June 15), there will be a mass reopening of ‘non-essential’ shops under the Government’s road-map to recovery from Covid-19 and the nationwide lockdown that has been in place since March 23.
A spokesperson for Preston BID said: “Other than essential stores, much of the city centre has been closed for trade during the lockdown.
“We are now entering a period of revival for the city centre and we are committed to making the environment as safe and clean as possible for those who visit and work here.
“Over the past few weeks, we have been working on a range of measures that we believe will support businesses and encourage customer confidence.
“We are positive, that by working safely as a city, we can see the Preston begin its recovery.”
The cleaning schedule will start this Sunday and then take place every weekend going forward.
The disinfecting programme, carried out by local contractors, will initially cover retail areas of the city centre including Fishergate, Friargate, Orchard Street, Church Street and Lancaster Road.
Contractors will be working out of hours to cause minimum disruption in the city centre. They are set to use a disinfecting solution, diluted with water, that is 99.9% effective and biodegradable.