Second community-wide Big Clean Up announced for December

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Clean up activity from our Big Clean Up in October

Tower Hamlets is running its second borough-wide Big Clean Up from Monday 11 to Friday 15 December, as part of its ‘Clean and Green’ campaign.

In 2016, the council collected 7,000 tonnes of litter and debris. The Clean and Green campaign, which is part of the council’s wider Love Your Neighbourhood initiative, is aimed at raising awareness and encouraging everyone in the community to play their part in keeping the borough clean and green.

The council, its partners and volunteers will be hitting the streets to pick up litter, tackle graffiti and help to keep areas clean, but are looking for more people to get involved by joining a council run clean up, running their own clean up activity, or by highlighting what action you already take to keep your neighbourhood tidy.

Help us take action

  • To get involved in one of our clean ups or for support in running your own please contact: communications@towerhamlets.gov.uk
  • To help us promote the campaign connect with us on social media. Twitter @TowerHamletsNow  #TheBigCleanUp and Facebook @towerhamletscouncil
  • Visit our waste and street cleaning problem page to report issues with dumped rubbish, graffiti and more
  • For large items waste removal (each household is entitled to two free collections a year): contact Homestore.

Mayor John Biggs said:

“I know that our residents take pride in the Borough, and having clean streets is an important part of this, which is why I launched the Love your Neighbourhood campaign.’’

‘’Through enforcement work, along with education and community involvement such as the Big Clean Up events as a Council we are constantly working to make sure our Borough looks its best’’

Cllr Rachel Blake, Cabinet Member for Strategic Development & Waste, added:

“We are committed to keeping our streets clean and free of litter through constant street cleansing work, and by cracking down on fly-tipping and littering offences. But this work takes a lot of time – and costs a lot of your money as taxpayers that could be spent on other essential services.

“We hope the Big Clean Up events will encourage everyone to play a part in keeping our streets clean and green. It was great to see residents support our last Big Clean Up – let’s make the next one bigger and better!”

Posted on Tuesday 5th December 2017