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Clearing up after Brighton Pride

Gary Hart August 11, 2016

Over the Pride weekend, Cityclean staff worked around the clock to keep the city clean.


Pride is the busiest weekend of the year for the council’s refuse, recycling and street cleaning staff.

Cityclean staff worked in shifts day and night over the weekend, from 5am on Saturday and finishing at around 2am this morning (Monday 8)

Extra staff were employed to work over the weekend and additional rubbish bins installed along the route of the procession with a team of street cleaners following the procession to clear rubbish.

Over 187 tonnes of rubbish was collected from the streets and litter bins, the most ever collected and 40 tonnes more than last year, the equivalent of nearly 19 dust-cart loads!

The clean-up finished with jet washing streets and pavements.

Cllr Gill Mitchell
Cllr Gill Mitchell

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the environment committee, said: “This year’s Pride attracted around 300,000 visitors to Brighton & Hove – the most the city has ever seen.

“Our refuse and street cleaning teams were well prepared, providing more bins and ensuring enough staff were available to cope with the clean-up. Our street cleaners did a tremendous job working thought the night to ensure that to ensure that this morning the city is clean again for residents and visitors.”  

Pride paid for the clean up on Preston Park, The Village Street Party, Old Steine and Victoria Gardens.