Leeds United are teaming up with Leeds City Council to keep the streets around Elland Road stadium clean.
As part of a new partnership deal, Leeds United are making a financial contribution for a contract up until June 2013, which will see the council’s street cleaning team working to keep the streets clean after big events take place at the ground.
The council’s street cleaning team will be responsible for ensuring all the streets and areas around the stadium are kept in a clean state and work with the club to ensure the local area is kept clean and tidy at all times.
Beeston Councillor Angela Gabriel, chair of the inner south area committee, said:
“It is important that the area around the stadium is kept clean and tidy so as people in the local area are not left with untidy streets. We know that litter around this area has been an issue for local people, and it is great that the area committee has been able to drive the instigation of this new partnership.
“We have worked hard to get this agreement in place, and the area committee has directly influenced how this money will be spent. We are also looking for any other partners in the area who would be willing to come onboard.”
Shaun Harvey, Leeds United CEO, added:
“We take great pride in keeping Elland Road clean and tidy and this partnership with the council will allow us all to ensure that the neighbouring streets are kept in a similar state for the benefit of both people visiting Elland Road and the local community as a whole.”
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