England councils receive £10m fund to clean-up high streets

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Funding will support community clean-up schemes across the country

Councils across England will receive a share of a £9.75m fund to back efforts in cleaning up high streets and town centres.

Communities secretary James Brokenshire announced that councils in partnership with existing community groups will be able to use this one-off funding to support volunteers.

They will be able to buy tools such as litter pickers, gloves and brushes and provide training for residents on how to remove graffiti or tackle fly-tipping.

Funding will support campaigns such as Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean, which will run from 22 March - 23 April.

Brokenshire said: “High streets are at the centre of our communities, and as places that are well loved, they sometimes need a bit of a spruce up to look their very best.

“That’s why we will be providing councils with £9.75 million to work with community groups who need that extra money to give their local high street a spring clean, making sure their town centres are really spick and span.”

The first National Hight Street Perfect Day will take place in Altrincham in May.

This community-led approach encourages one day a year for every town centre to look its best.

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