Ilford town centre's six-week 'deep clean' is now complete - what do you think?
PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 07:21 25 September 2018
The jury is out on the spotlessness of Ilford town centre as a six-week deep clean has reached its completion.
The scrubbing campaign on High Road and surrounding streets - part of Redbridge Council’s Our Streets campaign to improve the borough’s cleanliness and greenery - began on Monday, August 13.
The Recorder has compiled and series pictures to help you make a side-by-side comparison of the town centre before and after the cleanse.
After undertaking a swift survey on Friday (September 21), our photographer Ken Mears said: “The place looks like you could eat your dinner off the pavement.
“Except for one unemptied bin outside the town hall,” added the Redbridge resident.
A town centre supervisor was appointed to oversee the cleanse, which involved teams of extra street cleaners, armed with power washers, scrubbing pavements at night and collecting litter during the day.
New equipment was also drafted in including a Glutton vacuum cleaner, which can clear hard-to-reach pavement cracks, and mechanised street sweepers.
The council pledged to increase the number of high visibility enforcement patrols to deter people from littering and dumping rubbish.
Notice a difference? Let us know!