Derby City Council’s Streetpride teams have been highly commended for their charity and community investment at a recent Derby College awards ceremony.

The award reflects the time and effort Council teams put into transforming and improving public spaces in the city centre and Derby neighbourhoods. The students were required to be involved in a community based project, and to help keep Derby tidy.

Jamie Robinson, who led the project, collected the award on behalf of the Council and was praised by the team for his involvement, management and engagement with the 16 – 19 year old students from Derby College.

The first City Centre Deep Clean event was held in July 2018 and saw the city’s water features cleaned and turned back on, the cleaning of the War Memorial and transformation of the Fish Market and Peter Hilton garden. The team also repainted various pieces of street furniture across the city from benches to cycle racks, for citizens to use.

The combination of efforts from the Neighbourhood team, Streetpride team, Grounds Maintenance, Property Services, Derby College students and members of the general public went from strength to strength with over 100 pupils enrolling for the second deep clean event, which focussed on Osnabruck Square; Exchange Street; East Street and Irongate.

Jamie and other Council teams also worked hard to motivate and encourage the students involved in the clean-up operations to look at their own local areas of Derby and encouraged them to take part in activities such as litter picks, bulb planting, and painting.

If you know of an area that would benefit from our teams visiting, you can request it through our online form.