New bins help to clean up town centre

The new bins in townA collection of new litter bins on Worksop’s high street are helping to smarten up the town centre and make it a more attractive place to visit.

Bassetlaw District Council has installed 30 new, modern, attractive litter bins that also feature ashtrays so that visitors can dispose of their cigarette butts and litter responsibly - and keep our town centre litter-free.

They also feature consistent ‘North Nottinghamshire’ branding that complement the new way-finding finger posts that were recently installed in a number of locations and help to direct visitors to prominent places in Worksop Town Centre.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said:

“The new litter bins and finger-posts have helped to smarten up our high-street and I hope that they encourage more people to dispose of their litter and cigarette butts in the right way. Dropping litter or cigarette butts on the floor makes our town centre look unattractive and can also land you with Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100.

“Installing these new bins and fingerposts is just one of the ways that we are helping to improve our Town Centre and I hope that this initiative helps people to take a little more pride in Worksop.”

The number of litter bins in the town centre has been increased from 15 to 30 bins along the length of Bridge Street, Bridge Place, Newcastle Avenue and Potter Street, in addition to the Old Market Square.

The new litter bins and finger posts are part of the Council’s Signage Strategy that was commissioned for Worksop and Retford Town Centres.

A similar scheme has been put forward for Retford Town Centre following Retford Civic Society’s successful application for a Local Improvement Scheme Grant of £22,000 from Nottinghamshire County Council, that is being match-funding by Bassetlaw District Council to the tune of £22,000.

Last Updated on Friday, March 15, 2019