by CCID 13 Dec 2018

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CCID Urban Management deploys additional cleaning teams for festive season

According to Richard Beesley, manager of CCID Urban Management, his department is deploying additional cleaning teams to cope with the large number of people that will be coming into the Central City during the festive season.

Says Richard: “The festive season is, of course, when we get many visitors to the CBD, and to cope with the increased footfall, we as Urban Management also step up our own efforts as our priority is better management of the urban environment throughout the year.

“In line with this, our festive season plans officially began on 1 December and will be in place until the end of March 2019. We have deployed 25 additional people to complement our existing teams of 60 professionally skilled street sweepers from our cleaning contractor, J&M Cleaning Services, and our 300-strong semi-skilled cleaning and maintenance team from our NGO partner Straatwerk, to help ensure we’re able to meet all the demands that come with this unusually busy period.”

The CCID Urban Management department, together with its partners, works tirelessly to provide a clean, attractive and risk-reduced urban environment in the Central City. The services the department delivers are top-ups to those of the CBD’s primary service provider, the City of Cape Town, and include: the removal of graffiti, minor road and pavement repairs, gardening and other beautification projects.

Richard adds that the festive season is particularly challenging for his department because of the many people who come to explore the Central City as well as the high-profile events which run from November to March. As such, he urges members of the public to always use bins wherever these are provided and to contact the CCID’s 24-hour emergency number (082 415 712) to report any issues relating to the urban environment, such as minor road defects, illegal dumping and graffiti tagging.

Image courtesy of Paul Lotter