Boscombe High Street Spring Clean gets underway

The paving stones on Boscombe precinct are set to be returned to their former glory with a deep clean, starting this week, funded by Bournemouth Borough Council, working in collaboration with Bournemouth Coastal BID.

As part of their ongoing plans to enhance the appearance of Boscombe precinct, Bournemouth Borough Council and Bournemouth Coastal BID have been working together to restore the original aesthetic of the precinct’s paving stones.


The works have been funded by Bournemouth Council and organised by the Coastal BID. Following a trial of specialised hot washing equipment in Boscombe last year, the deep clean initiative will now return the paving stones back to their original colours of yellow and red, revealing their intricate shapes and patterns. 

The technology is to be provided by Exterius, a family run service provider, which specialises in outdoor cleaning technologies. The company estimates that the works will be completed over 6 nightshifts, working from 10 pm to 6 am to minimise disruption to local businesses and shoppers.  

The spring clean will also include power washing benches and bins, floral troughs and the renowned police box on the precinct, with the aim of presenting Boscombe’s precinct as an attractive, safe and clean environment.

Stefan Krause, Manager of Bournemouth Coastal BID, said:

“Boscombe is steeped in the heritage and history of Bournemouth and is becoming renowned as a hub for digital start-ups too. The precinct has so much to offer visitors, including the bi-weekly fresh market. However, it’s in need of some rejuvenating to make it more welcoming for visitors from surrounding areas.

“The precinct is in the heart of the community and I am keen to see the improvements this spring clean will make to the fantastic paving stones. We are optimistic that visitors and businesses alike will be wowed by its rich colours, various shapes and patterns!”

Councillor Jane Kelly, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration & Public Health Bournemouth Borough Council, said:

“We have placed a renewed focus on improving the look and feel of Boscombe’s high street in recent years and are pleased to give this Spring Clean initiative the go ahead. Having provided the necessary funding, we would like to express our gratitude to the BID for organising and sourcing the specialist cleaning contractor.’’

“Working together we will ensure Boscombe is looking at its best, ready for the busy season ahead.’’

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