Aebi Schmidt pushed to limit ahead of Royal visit

Published:  22 October, 2015

The streets of the Borough of Barking and Dagenham may never have been so clean as they were on July 16th this year when the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited.

Despite huge crowds from all over the city and beyond, Schmidt sweepers cleaned the streets non-stop to make sure the royal visit to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the 32 London boroughs, brought out the best of the east London borough.

The royal visit included official openings at the Chadwell Health Community Centre, Sydney Russell School's new Kingsley building and the Abbey Leisure Centre. It was followed by a lunch for 150 guests at The Broadway Theatre which included the mayors from every London borough.

‘The visit was a great opportunity for us to show off our Borough to a wider audience and for visitors to see for themselves why this area is increasingly recognised as London's newest opportunity,' said Cllr Darren Rodwell, Leader of Barking and Dagenham Borough Council.

‘Barking and Dagenham has so much to offer – good quality housing and exceptional transport links to the capital and the markets beyond.

‘A huge amount of work has been done to keep the borough looking at its best. Integral to these clean up preparations has been our fleet of 10 street cleaning vehicles, supplied to the borough by Aebi Schmidt for over 20 years.

‘We use them because they are loyal, reliable and robust and can be pushed to their limits daily, carrying out double shifts, sweeping from 6am-2pm and from 2pm-10pm.'

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