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The Keeper of the Walks Helps Dorchester’s Streets Stay Clean and Tidy

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Dorchester BID has joined forces with our friends at West Dorset District Council to pilot a new street cleaning scheme aimed at keeping the BID area clean and free of rubbish.

Wearing a high-vis jacket with a BID logo on the back, longstanding district council refuse officer John Rendell will be patrolling the streets frequently to keep everything tidy in BID Land, and will also be on hand to offer advice and directions to any visitors to the town in need of assistance.

Like many towns, Dorchester has an ongoing problem with litter in the main shopping areas, and it is hoped that this new scheme will go some way to rectifying the situation, and making the town a nicer place for shoppers and visitors to spend time in.

Dorchester BID project Director Phil Gordon commented “I’m delighted to be involved in another great partnership idea with WDDC. John is going to deliver exactly what is needed in town, that little extra attention to detail between the two main cleans of the day. The title “Keeper of the walks” is very appropriate as in addition to the litter pick activity, people have already stopped to ask him for help on directions and advice on the best way to walk to somewhere in town and so on.

I am particularly grateful for the inclusion in his remit (at DBID’s request) of the cleaning and checking the numerous cigarette butt bins and dual purpose rubbish/re-cycling bins in town which DBID helped to provide and I have already started noticing the difference”.

Have you seen our new Keeper of the Walks out and about in town? Do you have any other suggestions for tackling the litter problem here in the town centre? Leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts.

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