A NEW scheme could be rolled out to Shropshire market towns including Ludlow if it proves successful in Shrewsbury.

Shropshire Council is carrying out a programme of cleaning in Shrewsbury town centre to enhance a number of key areas and passageways.

The grant-funded work is being carried out after requests from Shropshire councillors and Shrewsbury Town Council.

Work has also been carried out to clean the bus station, following comments from passengers and operators.

A Shropshire Council spokesperson said that if the work proves successful and is well received by the public, the council will then be considering the other market towns, to see what positive improvements can be made around the county.

The areas cleaned so far include King’s Head passage, Carnarvon Lane, Bank Passage, Coffeehouse Passage, Golden Cross Passage, Barker Street, Wyle Cop, and under the Old Market Hall.

A further jet wash under the Old Market Hall is planned, along with the cleaning of Drayton’s Passage, which has seen some flytipping.

Shropshire councillor Dan Morris said: “This work has made a real difference to the appearance of many town centre streets, and I hope it will be possible to carry out similar work in our other towns in the future.”