Derby City Council is looking to invest £185,000 in its Streetpride services to improve grass cutting, street cleansing and litter-picking across the city.

Councillor Jonathan Smale, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Streetpride, said:

We have listened to feedback from across Derby and understand that how the city looks is of huge importance to our residents. This is why we are looking to increase the budgets for our Streetpride teams, giving them the resource they need to visit areas of Derby more frequently and carry out these vital services. This is our first step in improving our neighbourhood services, to reflect the pride that our residents have in their communities.

Subject to Cabinet approval, the increased budget will mean Streetpride can allocate more resources in every ward, and maintain a more thorough and regular schedule of activity. Specifically, this will mean cutting grass and emptying street bins more frequently, improving the look and feel of the city and making Derby a cleaner and tidier place to live, work and visit.

A total of £185,000 per year is being requested to support this activity. More information can be found on the Derby City Council website.