NEIGHBOURS of Hanworth Park took matters into their own hands to clean up local streets.
About 17 people from the Tudor Estate Residents Association (TERA) gave up their time to go litter picking over the Bank Holiday weekend.
It was no mean feat and in just two hours, by noon, they had filled more than 15 plastic sacks, collected big and small road signs, as well as lengths of wood and rubble.
Brian Smith, TERA member, said: "We had 17 residents take part, which was amazing, considering it was a Bank Holiday Sunday. All the residents who took part, agreed that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and had made new friends.”
Residents met at the junction of Shakespeare and Sunbury Way, then split into four groups covering Castle Way, Sunbury Way, and Shakespeare Way, while one group went off to organise some refreshments.
With so much rubbish, a call was made to Hounslow council’s road clearance unit who took the waste bags away that evening.
The litter pick was organised after TERA successfully applied to the Clean-up London campaign, run by the Mayor of London’s office, and the Environment Agency.