Deep clean poised for Glasgow city centre

A DEEP clean of Glasgow city centre is among a handful of initiatives being set up to restore the fortunes of the area’s economy.

In an announcement by the city council, the ambition is to assist the city centre economy recover from the Covid pandemic, and is expected to include not just a deep clean but also the removal of graffiti, the refurbishment of shop fronts, the setting up of so-called ‘meanwhile’ uses of empty premises and the encouraging of a ‘cafe culture’.

Says a council media release, here: “Community Enforcement Officers are being funded to support visitors to the city centre, report issues including anti-social behaviour and assist businesses with emerging issues.

“The work – supported by almost £2million in Scottish Government funding – is being delivered by Glasgow’s City Centre Task Force (CCTF), which was established to bring together Glasgow City Council, local businesses and other partners to provide an immediate response to Covid and to help steer it through the wider and longer-term changes ahead.”

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