‘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.’