New litter bins have been installed and damaged bins replaced in Swindon town centre thanks to inSwindon Business Improvement District (BID).

The BID has funded 68 new bins across the town centre as part of its commitment to creating a clean and tidy environment for visitors and businesses. Known as Glasdon Jubilees, they have increased capacity at 110L from 90L and are a new design in keeping with other town centre street furniture.

Swindon Borough Council has committed to a comprehensive maintenance and cleaning schedule for town centre litter bins.

The BID’s team, who patrol the streets of the centre, identified litter hot spots for new and damaged bins and as a result new bins have been replaced in the following areas:

Canal Walk, Bridge Street, Wharf Green, Fleet Street, The Parade, New Bridge Square, Bus Station, Regent Street, Havelock Square, Havelock Street, Temple Street, Regent Circus and Theatre Square.

Di Powell, the BID’s CEO, said: “These new bins will make a real difference to our streets and our overall town centre environment, which is one of our key objectives. They come hot on the heels of the recent programme to install hanging baskets and are part of a programme of improvements designed to enhance the appearance and ambience of the town centre.

“We need the active support of all town centre residents, visitors and businesses to help keep our town centre clean and ask everyone to use the new litter bins”

Swindon Borough Council will be maintaining the new bins.

Cllr Garry Perkins, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for the Town Centre, said: “As a Council, one of our key priorities is to ensure the streets are clean and our residents are safe. We would encourage people to help us to do this by using these new bins whenever possible.

“The town centre plays a vital role in Swindon’s economy and we are committed to making it something to be proud of.”

2 COMMENTS

  1. Wwell done, that really will bring the shoppers back in their droves, and the town will be just as untidy. Saw an old lady knocked over by a cyclist racing down Regent Street yesterday, luckily she was only slightly shocked and didn’t need medical assistance – the cyclists should be stopped and fined on the spot, if they cannot pay their their bikes, scooters etc away!

  2. It’s a pity this council don’t tidy up broad green , around Christmas time we had our litter picker taken away for a week because the litter picker from old Town one went on holiday so broad green was a discusting place to walk around ,

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