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Streets to be Disinfected

PRESTON BID TO DISINFECT CITY CENTRE STREETS AND PUBLIC FURNITURE ON A WEEKLY BASIS

Preston BID (Business Improvement District), an organisation funded by businesses in the city centre, is to disinfect centre pavements, and street furniture, on a weekly basis.

The programme, which will take in the wider city centre, begins on Sunday 14th June ready for the re-opening of the high street on June 15th.

A spokesperson from BID said: “Other than essential stores, much of the city centre has been closed for trade during the lock down.
“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 disinfecting programme, carried out by specialist local contractors, will initially cover retail areas of the city centre including: Fishergate, Friargate, Orchard Street, Church Street and Lancaster Road.

Contractors, working out of hours to cause the minimum of disruption, will use a disinfecting solution, diluted with water, that is 99.9% effective and biodegradable.

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Who Is benefitting?

  • Stimulates wellbeing and economic growth
  • Gives competitive regional advantage
  • Develops partnership between private & public sector
  • Encourages corporate social responsibility
  • Provides sustainable investment for on-going capital projects/services
  • Creates a positive sense of place and enhanced community pride
  • Destination events in the city centre
  • Profiling of their home/city
  • Opportunity for businesses to have “a voice”
  • Increased footfall
  • Fairer to smaller businesses
  • Fair system, those that invest, benefit