Bid Operations; Cleansing and Enhancement

During the year, we worked closely with the City & County of Swansea, City Centre businesses, community groups and external suppliers to tackle many of the day-to-day issues associated with keeping the City Centre streets clean. This was an effort to enhance everyone’s experience of the City Centre and create a positive, lasting impression.

The BID works to improve the physical environment, helping to make the City Centre a cleaner place. We do this through delivering a Chewing Gum removal scheme and graffiti removal from private realm areas and deep cleans.

The chewing gum removal project removed over HALF A MILLION pieces of gum based on square meters covered.

During the year, BID funding for the chewing gum removal project has been match funded by the local authority cleansing/environmental department. Additional funding was also secured working with the Local Authority and Keep Wales Tidy Towns initiative to install the new Gum Drop Bins in the City Centre.

Our FREE graffiti removal service on private property continues to be used robustly by businesses over the year period This year we also joined forces with the Local Authority to implement a City Centre deep cleanse following feedback received from businesses.

contact us about this initiative
  • Dave Kenny

    Working Group Chair

  • Russell Greenslade


  • Mark Russ

    City & County of Swansea - Head of Service

  • Nigel Ali

    City & County of Swansea - Team Leader

  • Mark Hobbs

    Gum Blitzer