VISITORS to Burton will soon be greeted by a revitalised town centre after council chiefs unveiled an effort to clean up the area.
East Staffordshire Borough Council has announced that it will be undertaking a ‘deep clean’ of the central shopping area in a bid to try and spruce up surroundings for shoppers.
The operation, which is set to last for five weeks, is centred around cleaning pavements and removing them of chewing gum - an issue that has blighted the town centre for years.
In a letter to businesses in the town, Darrell Scott, operations manager for the borough council, explained the ins and outs of the scheme.
He said: “You will be please to know that the council has employed Primoserve Ltd to deep clean and remove chewing gum from the public footways in the town centre.
“To minimise any disturbance to businesses and pedestrians, the work will be carried out during the hours of 6pm and 6am daily.
“The work should last no longer than five weeks.
“There is unlikely to be any major inconvenience but if people feel there is a particular problem please contact the council and I will arrange for the contractor to vary his working hours.
“In some instances, it will be necessary to seal shop doors with tape to stop any water flow.
“The company will make every effort to ensure the welfare of properties.”
Anyone who has any issues during the work is urged to call 01255 424360 or Lee Western on site on 07880 737734.