Retail BID cleans city centre streets in time for Dino Trail

Retail BID are giving the city centre’s busiest streets a deep clean.

New Street and Corporation Street are being steam-cleaned and chewing gum removed this week in time for the BID’s topiary dinosaur trail in the city centre and the thousands of visitors expected to visit Dippy the Dinosaur at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery over the Summer.

The York stone eclipse area outside the Apple Store and Corporation Street on House of Fraser side has been scrubbed from gum and grime as part of the BID’s ongoing street cleaning programme, carried out by Ramora Ltd, a specialist cleaning company.

Paul Barnett, Business Support Officer, who is in charge of the street cleaning project, said: “Deep cleaning the high footfall streets in the city centre is very important to us. We want to make sure the Birmingham welcome is a positive one to those who are visiting. Removing grime and gum off the streets is a key part of this.”

David Johnson from Rex Johnson & Sons, said: “There is a massive difference in the cleanliness of Corporation Street and are delighted to see the change. We are very pleased that Retail BID continue to invest in the deep cleaning and ensure the city centre looks its best”

Cleaning takes place after working hours to avoid disruption to businesses and for the safety of the public. No chemicals are used during the cleaning process, just steam – so there are no environmental implications when removing the chewing gum from the streets.