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New Bit Of Kit To Keep Dorchester Clean

Barrow Dorchester BID

10:09am 7th March 2013

A new project has been set up to keep the streets of Dorchester clean.

The Keeper of the Walks project aims to tidy the town as well as offering advice to tourists.

A new barrow funded by the Dorchester Business Improvement District has just been purchased to help the incentive.

It comes with a new vacuum attachment to reach areas that up until now have been hard to access.

Project Director for the DBID, Phil Gordon, said it's not just an extra cleaning facility for the town though:

"The Keeper of the Walks will also be there to point people in the right direction and help visitors. So it's not just about picking up the rubbish, it is about looking after walks ane helping people if they needed direction."

A 'Grime Hotline' number has also been set up to alert the Keeper of the Walks of any stray waste.

"There's a number on the actual barrow itself that people can phone up if they see any rubbish which they want to identify and get sorted," said Phil.

Stuart Montgomerie who owns SGM Hair in South Street is also a member of the board. He thinks that Dorchester is somewhere to be proud of:

"The new barrow is a great addition to the town. With the spring and summer coming up it's going to keep the town fresh looking. Dorchester is one of the cleanest towns so we should be proud."

You can already see the barrow in action in the town. If you wanted to contact the Keeper of the Walks, the Grime Hotline number is 01305 252401.

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