Projects that have cleaned up neighbourhoods and made streets safer have been awarded extra funding from Derbyshire County Council. A total of £65,000 will be shared between two community safety projects which focus on cleaning up graffiti and providing street lighting in areas with high levels of crime and disorder.
The clean-up work took place across 52 sites last year and further places have been earmarked for improvement with the new funding. Work has included removing vegetation and bushes, cleaning general debris and litter, removing fly tipping, painting and decorating. Graffiti has been removed around the county including on bridges, subways, signs, railings, fences and walls.
Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Health and Communities Councillor Dave Allen said: “Local eyesores are a daily punishment to people who take pride in their community. “It’s an immediate relief for the whole neighbourhood when we clear up graffiti and improve the environment.”