THE Chronicle’s campaign to clean up the borough has been applauded by borough bosses.
Corinna Smart, cabinet member for environment, spoke out at a meeting of Hounslow Council on Tuesday.
“We are, of course, behind the Chronicle’s campaign and are doing our best to make this borough look better,” she said.
This newspaper set up the drive for clean streets after receiving an unprecedented number of complaints from residents who are fed up with the state of their environment.
However, Conservative councillor Bradley Fisher said: “It is an absolute disgrace that it has been left to the local paper to set up this campaign.
“Why have they been left to do a job the Labour council should be doing?
“Alan Keen (former MP for Feltham and Bedfont) would be turning in his grave at the state of the streets and it is no coincidence tuberculosis rates have risen in Hounslow and are one of the highest in London.
“The level of fly-tipping and littering is an absolute disgrace.”