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What is SpirePride?

What is SpirePride?

SpirePride is Chesterfield Borough Council’s campaign to refine, transform and enhance our local environment through community involvement, local council support and personal responsibility.

What is SpirePride?

  • Clean, litter-free streets, transport corridors, parks, shopping centres and public spaces
  • Enhancement to the appearance of town centre landscape and gateways
  • Improved working practices from the SpirePride workforce
  • Partnership between council, residents, businesses and local community
  • Education backed with enforcement
  • Joint number two priority for Chesterfield Borough Council

What can I expect?

The council has a duty to keep public land and highways for which it is responsible, free of litter and rubbish, as far as reasonably practicable.

Council officers will patrol the streets to ensure that littering does not take place and that anyone found littering faces a fine. In order to ensure that the borough is kept clean, we litter pick or sweep areas that are dirtiest and of greatest need more often than areas that are cleaner. The council has developed detailed programmes for routinely cleaning all areas of the borough at different frequencies and ensures that problem areas are targeted to maintain high standards.

We employ a variety of cleaning methods for keeping the borough clean, although human behaviour and the British climate means that standards will sometimes fall temporarily to an unacceptable level. If you have a problem with the standard of cleaning in your area and want something doing about it, please let us know using the contact details on this page.

We will respond to your complaint and where possible carry out a "one-off" clean-up with the aim of restoring standards to an acceptable level as quickly as possible.

If you are concerned about the condition of any land and you are unsure who the owner is, you can still contact us and someone will try to find out who the owner is so that you know who to direct your complaint to. If the land is seriously detrimental to the amenity of your neighbourhood or a health hazard, the council may take enforcement action on your behalf to get the land cleaned up.

During 2010 SpirePride consulted the Citizen's Panel and other stakeholders on the quality of service and areas for improvement. In March 2011 the cabinet agreed an improvement plan for 2011 to 2013. A range of actions, covering operational performance, engagement with communities and enforcement activity are detailed in the plan. It can be viewed in Adobe Reader.

A Charter for a Cleaner, Greener Chesterfield is also available to view below. This outlines the collective responsibilities of the council, businesses and residents in delivering the SpirePride campaign goals. The leaflet details minimum service standards and things you can do to help. To obtain a printed copy please visit our offices or contact us.

Spire Pride Charter PDF (PDF 502 KB)
Street Scene Improvement Plan 2011–2013 PDF (PDF 145 KB)

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Last updated on 19 August 2020