Meet the Cleaning Champion Appointed to Clean Bournemouth’s Streets

Aiming to enhance the look of the town centre, Ricky Smith has been appointed to the Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District’s  (BID) new cleaning service.

Taking to the streets of Bournemouth’s town centre with the tools of his trade, over the last four months Ricky Smith has been working diligently to keep the area clean and tidy. With cleaning cart, gloves and broom in hand, Ricky is the face of a new rapid response cleaning service being delivered by the Bournemouth Town Centre BID.

Representing the interests of the Bournemouth business community, Ricky is helping to ensure that the town centre is clean, litter free and most of all a welcoming place for visitors and locals. Funded by the Town Centre BID, Ricky will be providing a service in addition to that provided by the local council. Ricky works five days a week including weekends. He will be placing a special focus on doorways and alleyways, where rubbish has often been allowed to build up.

Ricky Smith said:

“I’m really passionate about Bournemouth’s beautiful town centre and I’m pleased to be playing a role in keeping the area pristine and attractive for visitors.  With a host of summer events on the way, you are sure to see me out and about dealing with the influx of tourists and the inevitable increase in litter.’’

Paul Kinvig, Chief Operating Officer at Bournemouth Town Centre BID, said:

“We are thrilled to have Ricky on board as part of our new rapid response cleaning service. So far we’ve had great feedback from our levy payers and Ricky is becoming a familiar face around town with his high vis, cleaning equipment and friendly personality.’’

The new rapid response cleaning service is part of the Town Centre BID’s ‘Clean and Green’ programme. This initiative was launched followingconsultation with local businesses who felt that more needed to be done to improve the look and feel of the town centre. It covers a range of activities, including fly-tipping removal and decorations aimed at restoring pride in Bournemouth’s town centre. All activities aim to help Bournemouth’s town centre effectively compete with other centres across the UK.

To find out more about the Bournemouth Town Centre BID, visit