Greenwich Council look set to reintroduce deep cleaning of town centres in an attempt to improve the appearance of the borough.
A flytipping task force will also return according to a document before the borough’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. In addition Plumstead and Woolwich will benefit from additional cleaning staff.
The authority purchased jet washers around 2016 to clean busy shopping areas including those where millions had been spent on upgrades, then mothballed the equipment in 2020.
Work should now resume in Eltham, Woolwich, Greenwich, Plumstead and Abbey Wood (Wilton Road).
Many town centre public realm projects in the recent past utilised materials that quickly look shabby without maintenance.
In the near future Woolwich town centre is set to see £20 million spent on changes that will require ongoing and substantial cleaning.
Plumstead is in the midst of a £6 million project though early results aren’t the best.
We see light coloured paving which discolours quickly without deep cleaning.
Note how pavement colour in Greenwich differs with a darker shade which helps to hide natural wear and tear.
The program of deep cleans, a fly tipping task force and additional staff for routine cleaning and sweeping will cost £578,000.