Deep cleaning of streets
Colmore BID manages a programme of deep cleaning and removal of chewing gum from the pavements in the District three times a year as part of its objective to make the area cleaner and more attractive. Colmore BID’s programme of street cleansing is in addition to what is implemented in the city by Birmingham City Council.
Colmore BID contracts industrial cleaning company Ramora to carry out the street cleansing programme, removing graffiti and chewing gum and brightening the streetscape of Birmingham’s commercial quarter.
The streets with highest footfall get cleaned three times annually, with the majority of streets receiving a deep clean and having chewing gum removed at least once a year. Cleaning takes place after working hours to adhere to health and safety requirements and to cause as little disruption as possible to businesses in the District.
Before Colmore BID came into operation in 2009, Colmore Row was the only street in the business improvement district area that would receive a deep clean; this would take place once every two or three years. Our programme of street cleansing results in over 90% of the District receiving a deep clean and having chewing gum removed at least once a year, showing the additionality that the organisation is bringing to the area