‘Adopt a Street’ initiative continues to gather support

A street-cleaning initiative spearheaded by a residents group in the centre of Bath is continuing to gather support.

The ‘Adopt a Street’ initiative was started last year by the Pulteney Estate Residents Association with the support of city centre councillor Terry Gazzard. The scheme aims to encourage local residents to play their part in keeping their community tidy by agreeing to ‘adopt’ a local street. Those residents who have adopted particular streets then regularly monitor the road for any issues such as graffiti, litter and pot-holes, and help organise litter-picks to keep the area tidy.

Since the launch of the initiative, several new residents have come forward to nominate themselves to adopt various streets. Streets now ‘adopted’ by local residents from the Pulteney Estate association include:

– Daniel Street
– Daniel Mews
– Sutton Street
– Henrietta Mews
– Edward Street.
– Pulteney Mews
– Abbey Court
– Gerrards Buildings
– Sydney Place

City-centre councillor Terry Gazzard has worked with the Residents Association to launch the initiative, and led by example by being one of the first to volunteer to adopt a street.

Cllr Gazzard (Cons, Abbey) commented:

“This is a fantastic initiative which promotes civic pride and helps keep our historic city clean and tidy for local people and visitors. I’ve been really pleased to be involved in the scheme and it’s great to see it expanding in this way with more and more residents agreeing to take on the responsibility of ‘adopting’ a local street.

“I would like to pay tribute to the work of the Pulteney Estate Residents Association for spearheading this initiative and I’m sure it will continue to grow in popularity. Extra investment has gone into street cleaning in Bath over the past couple of years and we are beginning to see the results of this, but having the community involved in this way means that problems such as graffiti can be tackled swiftly and litter tackled before it becomes a big problem.”

B&NES Council is supporting the residents by providing litter-picking equipment such as sacks and ‘grabbers’.