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£250k BID-funded cleaning team hits Liverpool streets

A new £250,000 street cleaning team funded by the Liverpool BID Company has been deployed across the city centre.

The BID Street Rangers will help brighten and restore BID levy payers’ paving, footways and doorways including the pavement outside the Lyceum building on Bold Street.

As part of the investment, the rangers will be using brand new equipment, including three bowsers which use jet wash technology for planned work across the two BID districts – Retail & Leisure BID and Commercial District BID.

The bowsers use 900 litres of hot water to remove foot grime and chewing gum.

As well as a deep cleanse of the land outside the Lyceum, businesses such as restaurant Olive on Castle Street and Dream Apartments on Victoria Street have been supported by the new team in recent weeks.

Ian Strettle, chair of the Retail & Leisure BID, says: “Liverpool BID Company is listening to its BID levy payers and tackling the issues that matter the most to us.

“Many of our businesses rely on strong footfall and the environment in which we trade in plays a huge part in that. Customers and visitors will simply not come if our footways and doorways are dirty.”

Bill Addy, chief executive of Liverpool BID Company, adds: “Liverpool BID Company is committed to the trading environment in the BID areas – the success of our BID levy payers depends on it.

“With this latest investment we can now go that extra step and respond further and quickly to the needs of our levy payers.”