Cash proposed to create new “clean teams”

12 March 2024
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New “clean teams” tackling grot spots across Wirral could soon spring into action under plans being presented to councillors.

The proposal is for more than £2million extra funding made available to target improvements that will have a visible impact for residents and businesses across the borough.

The cash, which would also see extra measures to improve weed control and clear alleyways, has been set aside from the budget following savings identified across the authority in the coming year.

The focus is on making the borough an even better place to live and work and in addition will see other measures such as increased seasonal grounds maintenance capacity to increase standards and conversion of rewilding areas to pollinator areas.

Other parts of the fund would be used for gully cleansing and repair plus more replacement of damaged street furniture.

Leader of the council, Cllr Paul Stuart, said:

I hope colleagues will support these measures as they are very much the kinds of things our constituents want to see done.

The council has had a challenging time in recent years balancing its budget and this year has been no different but I am pleased we have been able to find a way to put some additional funding into these types of measures which I know, people want to see.

This is about having pride in the place where we live and I hope these improvements will help people feel more of that – Wirral is a fantastic place to live, work, bring up a family and I hope these additional measures will help that even more.

As part of the 2024-25 budget setting, councillors approved the creation of a £1.246m revenue project investment fund and a £1m environmental improvement capital fund. The report to be presented to Policy and Resources Committee due to meet on Wednesday March 20, 2024, recommends how this should be used.

The report is on the council website.

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