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Volunteers tackle litter in Bethnal Green at the Big Clean Up

BCU group with Mayor

Tower Hamlets Council’s latest Big Clean Up swept up in Bethnal Green earlier this month.  

Residents and volunteers joined forces with the Council’s graffiti removal team to collect litter and tidy up the area around Middleton Green on Thursday (3 February).  

They were joined by John Biggs, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, and Cllr Asma Islam, Cabinet Member for Planning and the Environment. 

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said:  

“Our Big Clean Up campaign is about building a stronger community and having pride in our borough. We have excellent open spaces in Tower Hamlets and it's so important that we celebrate and look after them.” 

There have been 14 Big Clean Up events since the campaign was launched back in 2017 collecting thousands of tonnes of litter from Tower Hamlet’s streets, parks and public spaces. Middleton Green was an area suggested by residents as benefitting from having a Big Clean Up. 

Cllr Asma Islam, Cabinet Member for Planning and the Environment, said:  

“We’ve got the jet washers out to clean the pavements around Middleton Green, and with the help of residents we are picking up rubbish and litter from the park. 

“We’re committed to making our borough a cleaner and greener place and one of the ways we do that is by encouraging people not to drop litter. 

“Thanks to everyone that participated at our Big Clean Up. Watch this space, there are a lot more to come!” 

You don’t have to wait for a Big Clean Up to take action in your community. The council’s free Love Your Neighbourhood app can be used to share information and report issues like fly-tipping. Find out more on our website

Posted on Tuesday 22nd February 2022