A big spring clean is underway in Blackburn Town Centre

King William Street is being given a spring clean ahead of the reopening of Blackburn town centre.

The intricate cobbles, paving and street furniture in one of the main shopping areas is being jet washed as part of the ‘cleaner greener’ priority for Blackburn BID.  The street is being cleaned from outside Blackburn Town Hall to the junction with Lord St West and entrance to The Mall shopping centre.

The work, being carried out by HozeIt over the course of a few weeks, is helping to bringing life and colour back to the town centre as the beautiful stone is revealed through the works – ready for when retail and hospitality venues can reopen.

Catherine Price, Blackburn BID Manager, said: “We want to make sure the town centre looks its best when visitors are welcomed back after lockdown. We’re making the most of the quieter town centre to make sure works are carried out safely and so that everything looks sparkling and new for when people return. 

“We’d like to say a big thanks to Hozelt who have been carrying out the cleaning.”

Work will continue on Sundays along King William Street – home to some of Blackburn’s landmarks such as the Town Hall, The Mall, and a number of independent and big name retailers and services. 

Paul Schofield, from Hozelt, said: “Blackburn town centre is lovely. Our work is simply restoring the beauty that has always been there and bringing the centre back to life. Some of the colours in the paving are stunning. It is so satisfying to see it looking so attractive – and I’m sure the shoppers will think so too when they are able to visit.”

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