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Published: Wednesday, 9th August 2017

A high pressure, chewing gum-removing, dirt-blasting jet washer is being used to clean Plumstead High Street.

Starting from Tuesday 8 August 2017, the deep clean of Plumstead High Street down to Bannockburn Road will take between six and eight weeks to complete using a brand new, high-intensity jet washer.

There will be very little disruption for local businesses during the clean as the jet-washing takes place between 7pm and midnight, Monday to Thursday.

Just one of a number of ways to keep Plumstead clean

The jet-washing boosts an intensive drive by the Royal Borough to tackle littering, fly-tipping and other forms of enviro-crime in and around Plumstead.

The Royal Borough is supporting a wide range of measures under the banner of #PositivePlumstead including the 'Love Plumstead, Hate litter' campaign and the recruiting of local artists to design an eye-catching mural for the Pettman Underpass.

'Create a welcoming and inviting high street'

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment said, "We're keeping our promise to make the streets of Plumstead cleaner and tidier while working with local businesses to create a welcoming and inviting high street for both residents and visitors.

"There's a strong, rooted local pride in Plumstead. You can see it in residents' support for local businesses, for regeneration and investment, and for tackling littering and fly-tipping. Royal Greenwich wants to build on this pride to positively change Plumstead, and we will work hand-in-hand with residents to make it happen."

Share your positive thoughts on Plumstead on twitter using #PositivePlumstead.