Let's clean up our cities, says 707 MD

Written by: Matt Miles, MD of 707 waste and recycling | Published:

Matt Miles, MD of 707 a recycling and waste management specialist, has backed a call to 'spruce up our streets' after offering to support local residents in Hull who complained about the amount of fly-tipping rubbish dumped in their neighbourhood - labelled the ‘scruffiest in Hull’. Residents are said to had reached ‘the point of desperation’ after the state of the alleyway behind homes off Beverley Road, a major thoroughfare in the city, had been allowed to build up over the past couple of months.

707 with the help of its sister company, Hull-based Lili Waste, cleaned up the area as a goodwill gesture.

We are now calling upon ‘the great and the good’ to come up with a collective plan that will spruce up the streets, target well-known ‘grot spots’, and give visitors to the city a sparkling welcome.

I really feel that this will be an increasingly critical issue for cities like Hull in the next few years and we need to start looking at ways to get on top of this soon.

People are viewing Hull in a different way, and we will really come under the spotlight as the UK City of Culture approaches. We now need a bit more collective responsibility to clear unsightly areas blighted by fly tippers, litter-strewn alleyways, scruffy shop fronts and grubby grot spots. I would like to think that the local media, council, businesses and the public at large would support this.

I would be happy to speak to anyone within the city to help get things off the ground.

It was really inspiring to watch how Yorkshire towns and cities embraced the Tour de France. They’re still seeing the lasting economic benefit of giving such a positive impression of their region to an international audience. Soon it will be Hull’s turn as one of the UK’s biggest cultural events arrives on our doorstep. It’s absolutely vital that we get into good habits fast and ensure that people go away with a fantastic impression of the region.

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