Another Aberdeen city centre street has been targeted as part of the council’s nine-month “deep clean” of the area.
The authority is spending more than £1million on keeping Union Street and the surrounding streets in a good condition over the coming years.
This week’s work is being carried out by contractors and will involve a power wash of pavements, doorways, signs, bollards and benches – as well as the removal of chewing gum.
During the last year, council workers collected an estimated 434 tonnes of litter from Union Street and its side streets – 286 tonnes by machines and 148 tonnes by manual sweeping.
Council co-leader Jenny Laing said: “The deep clean, which will be repeated annually, should start to reveal just how good Union Street can look.
“We hope that, when people see the results, they will want to keep it that way. By working together we can start to transform the heart of Aberdeen as envisaged by the City Centre Masterplan.”
Aberdeen Inspired chief executive, Adrian Watson, added: “One of our key pledges when re-elected for a second term earlier this year was to do our utmost to drive forward enhancements to Union Street and it is great to see this becoming a reality.”
The council has contacted the owners and occupiers of properties on Union Street, appealing to them to support efforts to help make the mile-long street sparkle again.