Markets – cleaning

Markets – cleaning

Chesterfield market traders have signed a new agreement with Chesterfield Borough Council to work together in keeping the town’s market clean and tidy.

The town’s Markets Consultative Committee, which represents the market traders in the town, has signed the agreement, which details the responsibilities of the council and the traders to maintain a clean market.

Chesterfield’s market plays an important role in the town centre’s economic prosperity, attracting thousands of residents and visitors every week and is a focal point for many people.

The market area presents many challenges. The permanent stalls and the traditional stone paving means the council has to be more careful with its cleansing methods. The market is thoroughly cleaned down by Veolia, the council’s waste contractor, at the end of trading. SpirePride, the council’s street cleansing service, removes litter and empties the bins throughout the day. The electric Glutton vacuum cleaner introduced last summer is used, alongside the SpirePride team, to ensure litter, including discarded cigarette ends, are removed.

The council supplies refuse bags to traders when they set up their stalls and traders are advised on how to deal with their commercial waste, as well as any litter created by their customers.

Traders or citizens can report problems with cleanliness of markets to the Markets Office:

Telephone: 01246 345345

General: Contact us online

Last updated on 29 April 2021