Hull City Council - Love Your Neighbourhood Scheme

After launching in March this year, over 100 streets across Hull have now been transformed thanks to the Love Your Neighbourhood tidy-up project

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Hull City Council purchased one of our UBS 13 Power units and a Weedbrush earlier this year...  Within a few weeks they ordered two more machines, due to it's success. So we thought we'd do a little digging to see what they were up to.

After launching the £1m neighbourhood clean-up programme – which aims to make the city’s streets cleaner and greener – earlier this year, Hull City Council are delighted to announce that 11 wards and 125 streets across the city have been thoroughly cleaned and tidied-up.

The work they are carrying out includes; litter bin repairs/replacement; graffiti removal; fly tipping clear-up; bulky item clearance; verge edging; grass cutting; shrub maintenance; leaf removal; hedge cutting; gully cleaning; pothole repairs and street light repairs.

Councillor Julia Conner, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “As an ongoing and evolving project, the council are delighted that 125 streets have already reaped the benefits.

“We are very happy with how the project is progressing, with residents telling us how happy they are with the difference the clean-ups have already made."

At Kersten, our mission is to encourage a feeling of personal pride in our built environment, and arm Groundcare professionals with the tools and knowledge necessary to achieve it. So it is fantastic to be helping councils such as Hull to give residents a sense of pride in their communities and encourage them to take care of their surroundings.

Take a look at the Before and after images of Sinclair Crescent below.


Work like this is vital to surface maintenance. 

By removing all the soil on these hard surfaces; not only do they look better and provide better access for residents, they will also be less succeptible to damage from freeze thaw, drainage issues and weeds. This means surfaces will dry out better, last longer and cost less to maintain going forward.

Well done Hull! This is really good work, and we wish you every success with the project.

For more information on Integrated Weed Management, check out this section of our website;

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