NEW "clean teams" could soon spring into action to tackle grot spots across Wirral under plans being presented to councillors later this month.

The plan is for more than £2million extra funding to be made available to target improvements that will have a visible impact for residents and businesses across the borough.

The cash, which would also see extra measures to improve weed control and clear alleyways, has been set aside from the budget following savings identified across the authority in the coming year.

Wirral Council says its focus is to make the borough 'an even better place to live and work'.

Other plans measures would include increased seasonal grounds maintenance capacity to increase standards and conversion of rewilding areas to pollinator areas.

Other parts of the fund would be used for gully cleansing and repair plus more replacement of damaged street furniture.

Councillor Paul Stuart, leader of Wirral Council, said: "I hope colleagues will support these measures as they are very much the kinds of things our constituents want to see done.

"The council has had a challenging time in recent years balancing its budget and this year has been no different but I am pleased we have been able to find a way to put some additional funding into these types of measures which I know, people want to see.

"This is about having pride in the place where we live and I hope these improvements will help people feel more of that – Wirral is a fantastic place to live, work, bring up a family and I hope these additional measures will help that even more."