Lincoln council out of money to clean chewing gum

Chewing gum is piling up on Lincoln’s historic streets and the City of Lincoln Council say they have run out of funds to clean up the mess.

Residents have pointed out to The Lincolnite that chewing gum can be found in the Bailgate, upper and lower High Street areas.

The City of Lincoln Council are blaming funding cuts for being unable to clean the chewing gum.

Steve Bird, responsible for communities and the street scene at the city council, said: “We have trialled a number of tools for its removal in recent years but, sadly, the problem reappears as quickly as it’s removed.

“Given the cuts in our funding from government we are, sadly, no longer in a position to seek out ways of eradicating this issue

“We would encourage everyone to have pride in their city and dispose of their chewing gum in the many litter bins around the city.”