Video: How cleaners are removing chewing gum from pavements

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‘GUM busters’ have moved in to clear the streets of chewing gum.

A gum removal team has started work in Havant town centre and will be working its way to other locations in Waterlooville and Leigh Park.

The equipment uses a biodegradable agent that means hardened chewing gum can be removed from pavements in a few minutes.

Throughout May streets will also undergo a deep-clean initiative seeing the pavements scrubbed and steam-cleaned.

Dan Grindey, economic development service manager for Havant Borough Council, said: ‘The aim of the deep clean initiative, starting with gum removal, is to improve the look of the town centres, making them a more pleasant place to work, shop and visit.

‘This is essential to providing residents and workers with a clean and attractive environment.’