MORE people are needed to volunteer to act as extra pairs of eyes and ears by informing the council of areas where work is needed to keep it safe and tidy.
Street Champions are recruited to report residents' concerns and environmental problems to the council. These include things such as graffiti, abandoned cars, noise, damaged pavements, litter and other anti social behaviour.
The volunteers can report problems they find using the council website, by email, phone, fax, text message and through paid check cards provided by the council.
The scheme which began as a pilot in Uxbridge South ward in October 2005 enables local people to play a greater role in public service delivery and allows the council to identify areas to help improve the neighbourhood and better coordinate its services.
Councillor Sandra Jenkins, cabinet member for environment, said: "Street Champions play an important role in our community and I am delighted that residents are taking pride in their local environment.
"We'd like to carry on the good work we have already undertaken in other areas and hope that people will continue to take part to help make Hillingdon cleaner and greener."
The scheme is now successfully operating in Ruislip, Eastcote & Northwood Hills, Hayes & Harlington, Hayes & Yeading, Brunel West Drayton, Yiewsley & Harefield, Northwood & Ickenham. With approximately 3000 Street Champions across the borough.
If you live in the borough and are interested in becoming a Street Champion, call James Burgess on 01895 558136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.