Green machine keeps it clean

Councillor Steve Newton and Trevor Cussons show off the new machine.

Councillor Steve Newton and Trevor Cussons show off the new machine.

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STATE-OF-THE-ART compact new street cleaning machines have been introduced to keep public areas throughout East Lindsey looking pristine and tidy.

East Lindsey District Council has taken out a five-year loan on two of the hi-tech ‘Green Machines’, specially designed to tackle town centres, pathways, gutters, children’s play areas and parks. Street scene portfolio holder Coun Steve Newton said: “These machines will help greatly with the work we do to keep the streets clean.

“They are very compact which allows them to get into tight areas our old machines struggled with.

“Our teams work hard already and if we arm them with the equipment they need they can do an even better job.”

A demonstration of their impressive capabilities, including a high speed power washer and powerful suction vacuum, was presented outside the Hildreds Centre, Skegness, on Thursday.

One of the machines, which cost £90,000 each for their five-year-loan, will be stationed in Skegness, although staff will be transporting them all around the district on trailers.

The road sweeping vehicles are capable of speeds up to 25mph and feature a special mechanism, enabling easy emptying into skips.