Big Clean Up 9: Grab your litter pickers and Love Your Neighbourhood


‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ is the message as Tower Hamlets Council launches its ninth Big Clean Up week.

This winter edition of the campaign will see residents, council staff, local business and school children coming together to create a cleaner and greener borough. It will get underway in Mile End Park at 10.30am on Saturday 22 February where Mayor John Biggs is inviting residents to join him to tidy up the area. Residents are asked to meet at the Ecology Pavilion. 

The council is also encouraging residents to get out and about in their communities during the week. Groups of between five and 20 people can come together and request a clean-up in locations of their choice.

All the required equipment is provided by the council – including litter pickers, protective gloves, high-vis jackets and bags.

118 bags of general rubbish and recyclable waste were collected during Big Clean Up 8 last September – amounting to 187kg in litter which had been dumped in streets, parks and along the canal.

Since they first began in late 2017 as part of the council’s Love Your Neighbourhood campaign, the Big Clean Up has welcomed more than 700 helpers at 68 events.

Residents don’t have to wait for a Big Clean Up to come around to take action in their street. The council’s free Love Your Neighbourhood app can be used to share information about repairs that are needed, to report flytipping and to get abandoned vehicles cleared at the touch of a button. The app is available on Android and Apple devices. Alternatively, residents can use a simple online form.

Volunteers can sign up to get involved in Big Clean Up 9 by emailing

Posted on Friday 14th February 2020