Residents in St David’s were appalled at the state of the steps leading down from Queen Street, next to the Co-Op in the city centre. Cllr Luke Sills organised a clean-up morning for volunteer residents to work with Exeter City Council street cleaning staff to tidy the steps up. In just over one hour, the volunteers had accumulated several bin bags of rubbish and overgrown plants/weeds and almost filled the back of a waste disposal van! The result is fantastic, and we hope residents in the city centre can see the marked improvement in the state of these popular public steps. Owners of the Jubilee Court estate, Westwood Housing, have also promised to clean away the graffiti that remains around the steps, and to monitor more closely the maintenance of the steps and the surrounding areas. Our thanks to John and the Deep Clean Team at the City Council, and to the resident volunteers who gave up their morning to help. Let’s hope our community keep the stairs looking so pristine!