Volunteers were out in force to clean up Derby’s streets as part of Tidy Day on Wednesday 26th July. This initiative was organised by Derby City Council in collaboration with businesses from St Peters Quarter in the city centre.

28 people came out in the early hours to pick litter, remove gum and demonstrate pride in their local area. Among the businesses that took part were McDonald’s, Tesco, Lloyds Bank and NCP, alongside representatives from Streetpride – the Council’s street cleaning team.

Streetpride provided the equipment for the volunteers, including gloves, high-visibility jackets and litter-picking tools. Joined by the Mayor of Derby, Councillor John Whitby, the team worked hard to spruce up St Peters Street, all before the working day had properly begun!

The team worked in groups to tackle different parts of the street, with Streetpride representatives to guide and advise them.

Councillor Asaf Afzal, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Public Protection, said:

“It’s fantastic to see how dedicated local businesses are to keeping our neighbourhood clean and tidy. The Council is committed to making Derby a safe place to live, which means ensuring the streets are clean for anyone who lives in or visits the city. I am enormously grateful to all of our volunteers for joining in on Wednesday and showing the community spirit that exists in Derby.”