Voluntary tidy scheme set to return to Luton town centre

A volunteer-run scheme to tidy Luton town centre is set to return next month after months of lockdown due to Covid-19.

By Stewart Carr
Monday, 7th September 2020, 11:05 am
Updated Monday, 7th September 2020, 11:08 am
The Tidy Days scheme is set to return
The Tidy Days scheme is set to return

Luton Business Improvement District’s (BID) 'Tidy Days' scheme will return on Friday, October 9, from 8.30am to 4pm.

The BID’s scheme – which was paused over the spring and summer months due to COVID-19 – will see town centre workers come together to litter pick and tidy, volunteering to give as much time as they can spare during the day.

Social distancing measures will be in place throughout and individuals will be given COVID-19 protective equipment.

Fergus McLardy, Luton BID project manager says the aim of Luton BID’s Tidy Days is to help make a visible difference to the cleanliness of the town centre.

“Our Luton BID Tidy Days encourage businesses to take pride in the environment in which they work,” he said.

“They really do bring town centre workers together, with a collective aim and responsibility to improve the local area. BID businesses have already been telling us how delighted they are that we can get them back up and running.

"We are now urging as many shops, venues and workers to volunteer as much time as they can on the day – either for the duration or just an hour or so.”

The Tidy Day will include an opportunity to network and refreshments will be provided at points throughout the day.

Businesses that sign up will also receive promotion and recognition on social media for taking part.

To register contact the Luton BID team by phone on 01582 510 657 or via email at [email protected]