Council staff clean up main roads into Brighton and Hove

City Clean staff cleaning up the A27 SUS-170302-112835001
City Clean staff cleaning up the A27 SUS-170302-112835001

Cityclean staff spent four nights clearing rubbish from A27 and A23 at Brighton and Hove this week.

The big clean up began on Monday (January 30), after Highways England gave Brighton and Hove City Council permission to collect litter from grass verges and remove any flytipped items on the roads.

Cllr Gill Mitchell, chairman of the environment, transport and sustainability committee, said: “It’s important that we keep our highways clear of rubbish. Not only does litter thrown onto roads create a safety hazard to other vehicles but it’s harmful to the surrounding environment and a threat to wildlife.

“Both the A23 and the A27 are main routes into Brighton and Hove and we should keep them clear to create a good first impression for people visiting the city.

“Keeping Brighton and Hove clean and tidy is hard work but the Cityclean team always do their best and provide great results.”