Council receives 2.4k to clean high street

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has received £2,400 from the Government to help spruce up Hugh Town.

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire announced on March 16th that councils across England would receive an immediate cash boost from a £9.75 million fund to back their efforts in cleaning up high streets and town centres.

The fund was unveiled ahead of the month-long Great British Spring Clean, which kicks off tomorrow, and National High Street Perfect Day later this year.

The Government said the money could be used to buy tools such as litter pickers, gloves and brushes, and provide training for residents on how to remove graffiti or tackle fly-tipping, as well as organise events to encourage more families to get involved.

James Brokenshire said: "High streets are at the centre of our communities, and as places that are well loved, they sometimes need a bit of a spruce up to look their very best."

Birmingham City Council received the most money at £194,000, with an average per local authority of £29,000.

Scilly’s Council Chairman Robert Francis recently said that a "big push" is needed to improve the way St Mary's looks for visitors and the community.

Photo by Baggy Robinson.


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