Clean Victoria

Steam cleaning pavements, litter picking and flying visits from a Harris Hawk – some of the ways we add a shine to Victoria’s streets.

We are improving the appearance of Victoria with two daytime cleaning teams

We are improving the general appearance of Victoria with a night cleaning team and two daytime cleaning teams. We also have a dedicated Environmental Ambassador who reports on environmental and street issues including grafitti and fly posting, flooding issues and abandoned vehicles. He has reported over 6000 issues to Westminster City Council and Transport for London resulting in swift action.

The Victoria BID provides value added cleaning

  • Our two dedicated cleaning teams work from Monday to Friday between 6.30am and 7.30pm and pick up litter across the BID. The Westminster Cathedral Piazza receives particular attention as a one of the few wide open spaces in Victoria.
  • Five days a week, between 10pm and 6am our night team removes chewing gum and general grime from Victoria’s pavements. In 2013/14 they cleaned an entire mile of pavement.
  • The BID provides, and our teams manage, the removable tables and chairs in Westminster Cathedral Piazza and the branded deckchairs in Lower Grosvenor Gardens and keep both areas litter free.
  • Our falconer makes 52 visits a year with Jessica, a Harris Hawk to deter pigeons from the Westminster Cathedral Piazza.
The BID took on the management of Westminster Cathedral Piazza. providing a dedicated street cleaning team, a hawk to scare away pigeons and a security team that patrols the area.

Ruth Duston, Chief Executive of Victoria BID