City centre set for weekly deep cleans as shops prepare to reopen

Posted on - 12th June, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The city centre will be disinfected weekly

Preston city centre is set to be deep cleaned ahead of shops reopening next week.


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
th the re-opening of the high street on June 15 .

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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.

Will you be visiting the city centre next week? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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