Cllr Asma Islam launches the return of Big Clean Ups with George Blackman and Richard Ali Jr from the street cleaning team
A popular community clean-up scheme which was paused due to Covid-19 is set to return this summer – with Tower Hamlets residents having their say on where it should take place.
The first Big Clean Up of 2021 will see council officials, partner organisations and volunteers team up to take problem areas for issues such as litter and graffiti later this month – with the location decided by Tower Hamlets residents.
To have your say on where this month’s Big Clean Up should take place, email email@example.com
John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said:
“The Big Clean Ups are part of our efforts to make Tower Hamlets a cleaner, greener and safer borough and I’m really pleased to see them return now covid restrictions are lifting.
“I’d encourage everyone to get involved and have their say on where they should take place and volunteer, as we’ve seen pre-Covid what a huge difference these clean-up days can make in our neighbourhoods.”
Cllr Asma Islam, Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Realm, said:
“We want to get our whole community involved in our Big Clean Ups because together we can make a difference.
“I encourage residents who have long wanted a local grot spot tackled, or want to join in with a clean-up, to get in touch.”
Big Clean Ups have been taking place in the borough since 2017, with local schools, community groups, businesses and council partners all getting involved, however covid restrictions have meant they have not been possible during the pandemic.
Residents can report street cleaning issues anytime via the council’s free Love Your Neighbourhood app, available on Android and Apple devices.
Alternatively, people can use a simple online form on the council website at www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/reportit
Posted on Monday 12th July 2021