The High Street Accelerator Pilot Programme launched today, Friday 15 March.

Stepney community partnership launched for High Street Accelerator Pilot Programme

Hull’s High Street Accelerator Pilot Programme has launched today, Friday 15 March, with a spring clean of the Stepney area of Beverley Road.

Hull City Council was awarded almost £250,000 of revenue funding from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing & Communities as the Stepney area was confirmed as one of 10 pilots nationally for high street accelerator status.

The High Street Accelerator Pilot Programme is focused on working in partnership with local businesses, residents and stakeholders to facilitate change and growth, whilst attracting footfall to the area to help counter challenging economic issues.

Stepney business owners, freeholders and stakeholders were engaged at an early stage and a community partnership, led by chair John Scotney, has now been established to drive forward change in the area. Residents also have a key role to play and there will be further opportunities to get involved in shaping the vision for the future of the area.

The programme has been launched with Action Week, taking place from 15-22 March, in line with the Great British Spring Clean 2024.

Residents in the following streets will also receive an invitation to bring out unwanted household items, excluding white goods, gas bottles and commercial waste, during the hours below.

Two skips full of rubbish were collected from Pearson Avenue on Friday 15 March.

Skips were in situ on Grove Street and Pearson Avenue today.

Skip schedule

StreetDate 2024Time
Stepney LaneTuesday 19 March 20249am – 12pm
Epworth Street Tuesday 19 March 202412:30pm – 3pm
Park LaneWednesday 20 March 20249am – 12pm
Cave StreetWednesday 20 March 202412:30pm – 3pm
Temple StreetThursday 21 March 20249am – 12pm
Pendrill StreetThursday 21 March 202412:30pm – 3pm
Terry StreetFriday 22 March 20249am – 12pm
St Hilda’s StreetFriday 22 March 202412:30pm – 3pm

High Street Accelerator Pilot Programme is being supported by the council and will continue to do so for its duration until March 2025.

More information can be found at or by emailing

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