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Cleaner streets for South Bank and Waterloo

London SE1 website team

Cleaner streets are on the way for the South Bank and Waterloo with the launch of two new state-of-the-art sweepers which will ensure that the increasingly busy South Bank riverside walk and the streets of Waterloo are kept spotless.

Picture: Robert Taylor

Funded by the Waterloo Project Board, the new 'Cleaner Streets' sweepers were launched by Kate Hoey MP and Lambeth Council Leader Peter Truesdale on Monday morning.

Kate Hoey, who is a member of the Waterloo Project Board, said: "Waterloo Project Board is helping to improve South Bank and Waterloo, especially for the people who live in the area. These new sweepers will provide additional services to ensure that one of the most popular places in London is also one of the cleanest."

She was joined by Councillor Peter Truesdale, Leader of Lambeth Council who said: "Lambeth is delighted to be working with the Waterloo Project Board to create an improved cleaning service for this part of the borough. This is just one of many ways in which we are working together to improve the area for people who live here, work here and visit."

Mark Adams, Estates Manager for Coin Street Community Builders, commented: "There has been an enormous increase in the number of visitors using the riverside walkway and other areas of the South Bank for which Coin Street is responsible. This new machine will make an enormous difference to enabling us to keep the area clean."

The sweepers wash and clean the streets and are faster than anyone using a broom. They will be used in addition to existing street cleaning services to provide a higher than normal standard of cleanliness. They will be targetting litter ‘hotspots' where cleaning is required on a daily basis.

One machine will be operated by Coin Street Community Builders which manages Oxo Tower Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens and much of the Riverside Walk; the other machine will be used by Lambeth's Streetscene Department to tackle problem areas such as the IMAX subways.

The sweepers have been supported by Waterloo Project Board which is a regeneration partnerhip funded by the London Development Agency.

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