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Full steam ahead for Plumstead High Street deep clean

A high pressure, chewing gum-removing, dirt-blasting jet washer is being used to clean Plumstead High Street.

Starting from 8 August, the deep clean of the high street down to Bannockburn Road will take between six and eight weeks to complete. A brand new, high-intensity jet washer is being used for the first time to assist. 

There will be minimum disruption for local businesses during the clean as the jet-washing takes place between 7pm and midnight Monday to Thursday. 

The jet-washing boosts an intensive drive by the Royal Borough to tackle littering, fly-tipping and other forms of enviro-crime in and around Plumstead.* The Royal Borough is supporting a wide range of measures under the banner of #PositivePlumstead including the ‘Love Plumstead, Hate litter’ campaign and the recruiting of local artists to design an eye-catching mural for the Pettman Underpass. 

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Environment said, 

“We’re keeping our promise to make Plumstead’s streets cleaner and tidier while working with local businesses to create a welcoming and inviting High Street for both residents and visitors.

“There’s a strong, rooted local pride in Plumstead. You can see it in residents’ support for local businesses, for regeneration and investment, and for tackling littering and fly-tipping. Royal Greenwich wants to build on this civic pride to deliver a transformative change in Plumstead and we will work hand-in-hand with residents to make it happen.” 

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