Retailers clean up dirty shops

Shop keepers from Arbroath High Street got together on Monday evening for a cleaning session on the empty shops removing all the posters and anything stuck to the glass.
Shop keepers from Arbroath High Street got together on Monday evening for a cleaning session on the empty shops removing all the posters and anything stuck to the glass.

ARMED with buckets, scrapers and brushes a group of Arbroath retailers have been tackling some town centre eyesores.

On Monday evening a group, led by Chic Grant of the Outdoor Action (Scotland) shop, took to the High Street to clean up the empty shops.

This included removing fly posters and stickers that have been left on the windows of empty shops and generally giving some of these vacant units a spring clean.

And to assist further Arbroath window cleaner John Connor also provided his services to the clean-up for free.

And after the volunteers rolled up their sleeves and put in some elbow grease, Chic was pleased with their efforts.

He told the Herald: “There was quite a few of us turned out and we managed to clear the poster off the windows and already it is looking much better.

“We had John Connor, a window cleaner, who also came along to help with the windows and he was a big, big help.

“I just want to say thanks to everybody who turned up.”

It is thought that more High Street clean-ups could be planned for the future to try and spruce up the town further.

And Chic added: “We are looking into doing something like this again and we will be having another meeting about it.

“But this is just one step we can take in trying to improve the High Street.

“It is about people coming out and helping with the High Street and actually doing something about it rather than just sitting back moaning about it.”

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