Harrogate BID (Business Improvement District) has completed a ‘spring’ clean of the town centre as part of its current business plan objective to keep the town ‘safe, clean and welcoming’.

Having taken place between the 13th and 28th March, the 150-hour long clean-up operation saw hot steam and pressure jet washing of pavements on Cambridge Street, Beulah Street, Oxford Street, Cambridge Road, James Street, Parliament Street, West Park, John Street, The Ginnel, Montpellier Mews, Kings Road and Station Parade.

The work was backed up by Chris Ashby, the BID’s in-house street ranger, who recently won the Unsung Hero Award at the Stray Ferret Business Awards 2023, in recognition of his hard work and dedication to keeping the town spotless. Covering thousands of sq. footage, the result left the town centre gleaming for its visitors.

With Harrogate being a key visitor destination, keeping it clean is a huge part of ensuring it remains a place of choice, not only in the North but in the UK as a whole.Matthew Chapman, BID Manager, comments: “First impressions really do count, which is why we ensure our streets are cleaned on a regular basis.

“It is clear to see from the before and after pictures that the deep cleans make a huge difference to the aesthetic appearance of the town for all who visit it.

“I would encourage all businesses who are part of the BID community to make the most of the additional services the street ranger team offers over and above the deep cleaning.

“We provide reactive support for improvements to properties within the BID radius, to make sure they look professional, clean and inviting. Anyone wanting to make the most of this offering should email info@harrogatebid.co.uk.”