Businesses join forces to clean St Ann’s Square

26th Feb 2018

Local businesses came together on 22nd February to clean St Ann’s Square and ultimately enhance the visitor experience at one of the city’s most popular shopping destinations.

Led by CityCo, in collaboration with Manchester BID, to support the ‘Our Manchester strategy’ in partnership with Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester Police, over 20 volunteers took part in the clean-up, from Manchester Arndale, Bruntwood and Biffa.

The CityCo Street Cleaning Sub-Committee, which is chaired by David Allinson, Manchester Arndale and includes Andy Weaver from Bruntwood, Erica Roberts from Jigsaw, Manchester City Council Biffa representatives, organised for volunteers to clean, clear, jet wash, prune trees and do some planting in St Ann’s Square.

Alex King, Partnership Director at CityCo says: “We work constantly with our members and city stakeholders to identify the issues that may have a negative impact on visitors and St Ann’s Square has been identified as a location that needed some attention. Businesses have been extremely generous with their time and energy and have come out to help make a difference today. If this galvanises people into thinking twice before dropping litter or chewing gum, it will have been worth the hard work.”

Cllr Pat Karney, Manchester’s city centre spokesman, adds: “Today has shown a number of businesses coming together to do their bit and is an excellent example of how we can all work together to tackle the issue of litter every day. Everyone from local businesses, to residents and  visitors to Manchester should make a commitment to helping protect the local environment. We should be proud of our city and have a genuine desire to keep it clean.”

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