Businesses Join Forces To Spruce Up Area

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Representatives from businesses across the St Peters Quarter area of Derby city centre have held their first tidy up event of the year. The initiative was part of the Business Improvement District’s (BID) objective to improve the visitor experience in the area which is the core retail heart of the city centre between the Cathedral Quarter and Intu Derby shopping centre.

Representatives from G Wathall and Son funeral directors, McDonalds, Central United Reformed Church, NCP, Yeomans Outdoors, and John M. Lewis conveyancing firm joined the St Peters Quarter Rangers and Derby City Council’s Street Pride team for an early morning litter pick.

Chris Robinson, Manager of Yeomans Outdoors in St Peter’s Street said: “It is important that we all work together as a business community to improve the physical appearance of the area and improve the visitor experience.”

Michael Hudson, Practice Manager at John M. Lewis in St Peter’s Street, continued: “The BID is doing a great job in bringing the businesses together for the good of the area and we were keen to support this important initiative.”

Helen Wathall, a member of St Peters Quarter BID Board which drives forward activities under the area’s Business Improvement District (BID) status, concluded: “We have been doing these activities at regular intervals over the past couple of years and there is a significant improvement every time in the amount of litter and rubbish left in the streets. I think that the message is definitely getting through both to the public to be more careful when disposing of litter and to the businesses in St Peters Quarter that they have a part to play in keeping their part of the area tidy which is all very encouraging.”

 

Media enquiries: Sarah Jenkin-Jones, JJPR, Tel: 01332 515102; 07951 945665;[email protected]

Picture shows, from left:

Chris Robinson, Yeomans Outdoors; Mike Duggan, NCP; Michael Hudson, John M Lewis; Stephen Hambling, NCP; Revd David Downing, Central United Reformed Church; Helen Wathall, G Wathall and Son and Phil Jones, McDonalds.#

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