The week of clean up events and activities is part of the council’s Love Your Neighbourhood campaign.
Led by Councillor Rachel Blake, Lead Member for Strategic Development at the council, a group of council staff volunteers and operatives from contractor Veolia, tackled rubbish and graffiti on a patch of ground on Cotton Street.
Councillor Blake said: “It’s been great to be out with the volunteers today – we collected 17 sacks of rubbish in a little over an hour.
“But there shouldn’t be this much rubbish on our streets. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep our borough clean. The council will always collect rubbish and recycle waste, clean graffiti and work to make areas look better, but we’d like to ask everyone who lives and works in our borough to keep litter off our streets.”
Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, added: “Well done to all of today’s volunteers and to everyone taking part in The Big Clean Up this week.
“Tower Hamlets is a place to be proud of, our recent residents’ survey showed having cleaner streets is a key priority.
“The Big Clean Up is a great way to raise the profile of both the regular clean-up work that takes place in the borough and the additional efforts people are going to this week.”
We are working with partners and volunteers to hit the streets between 23 & 27 October to pick up litter, tackle graffiti and help to keep areas clean.
Follow our progress on social media – we are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @TowerHamletsNow #THEBigCleanUp.
The next Big Clean Up will be taking place in December.
Posted on Wednesday 25th October 2017