Milton Keynes city centre gets a spring clean

A major spring clean is taking place across the city centre, and it is courtesy of the Amazing CMK BID (Business Improvement District).

Monday, 12th March 2018, 2:46 pm
Updated Monday, 12th March 2018, 3:49 pm

This epic task for the BID project team will see years of grime and dirt cleaned from the city’s paving, stairways and underpasses.

A hefty 25% of the BID’s budget, which is raised directly from a levy on rateable value, has been allocated to the ‘deep clean’ and a local contractor has already made a big impact with tasks like jet washing the pavements, removing graffiti, and trialling the use of a polymer coating that is absorbed into the stone called ‘pave saver’ - a new anti-chewing gum solution.

Melanie Beck, chief executive at Amazing CMK, said; “We were under no illusions that the task we had to give a new lease of life to our city centre was a big one. There hasn’t been a clean up project on this scale since the city centre was originally built but the before and after results are outstanding, and we’re very pleased with the professional job that has already done.

“The project will be ongoing, to help keep the city sparkling.”