Coun­cil­lor’s call to ‘clean up streets’

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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

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