Derby College Students Join City Centre Clean Up
Nearly 90 Public Services students from Derby College’s Broomfield Hall Land-based and Leisure college in Morley joined Derby City Council’s Streetpride staff and councillors to help paint, clean and spruce up the streets in part of Derby city centre.
The iconic Derby Ram statue was particularly given a new lease of life with other activities including painting bollards and benches and planting flowers.
Councillor Jonathan Smale, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Streetpride, was one of the councillors who took part in the day’s work.
He said: “It was so encouraging to see so many people volunteering and supporting Streetprice in this important programme.
“These Deep Clean events show me just how much pride people feel about Derby, and I hope we can continue to work with our residents to inspire even more action all over the city.
Student Oliver Swindell, whose team worked on the flowerbeds in Osnabruck Square, “It’s so important to come out and do things like this in the city centre.
“It’s something to give back to the community, and it’s getting us all out here, meeting new people and making a difference. It’s definitely worth it.”