MP to join Big Clean Up 7

Volunteers from Queen Mary University of London joined Tower Hamlets Big Clean 6

The seventh Big Clean Up launches in April 2019 as part of Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean

The council, together with local MP Jim Fitzpatrick, partners and residents, is launching its seventh Big Clean Up on 8 April in support of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.

Neighbourhoods and local businesses across the borough are joining the Keep Britain Tidy campaign from 8 - 15 April to give the borough’s streets a spring clean. The first event will take place on the Isle of Dogs followed by a big clean in Poplar supported by MP Jim Fitzpatrick.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “Our Big Clean Ups are going from strength to strength. It’s great to see so many volunteers doing their bit to help make the borough a cleaner place for us all to enjoy. We spend in the region of £6 million per year collecting litter but as the fastest growing borough in the UK, we simply don’t have infinite resources to pick up every piece of litter.”

Jim Fitzpatrick, Poplar and Limehouse MP said: “Communities have to come together and do their bit as public resources are limited. We live in a beautiful borough but we need to raise awareness that dropping litter isn’t acceptable and I’m encouraged to see residents and businesses working together.”

The Big Clean Up events have welcomed 540 helpers at more than 60 events since late 2017 as part of Tower Hamlets’ Love Your Neighbourhood campaign.

Using the council’s free Love Your Neighbourhood app, users can report flytipping and abandoned vehicles at the touch of a button on Android and Apple devices.

Residents can pledge their support for the Great British Spring Clean at www.keepbritaintidy.org

Posted on Tuesday 2nd April 2019