Councillor’s call to ‘clean up streets’
Calls for an environmental clean-up of some Scarborough streets to enhance its image have been made by senior borough councillor, David Jeffels.
He told the Scarborough Older People’s Forum that as a result of the great success of the Open Air Theatre, “massive investment” in a catalogue of projects such as the University of Coventry campus, the UTC Skill Centre sports and leisure village, and the winning of funding to restore The Spa and Souh Cliff cliffs, the town was “on a high”.
But he added: “There are black spots in some of our streets where vegetation has been allowed to become estab- lished, rubbish disregarded in garden and black spots have been created.
“A clean, attractive environment is crucial to attract more investment, more quality shops, which in turn would boost the local economy and make Scarborough an even bigger player in the tourism world.
“The council has punched above its weight for several years and despite the austerity measure it has continued to attract huge investment.”
Cllr Jeffels has now asked the council’s overview and Scrutiny Board, of which he is a member, to explore ways of carrying out facelift projects