IT IS time to pick up your brooms and rubbish bags and take to the streets of Hammersmith and Fulham to give the borough a big spring clean.
Over the next two months, the council is urging neighbours, schools, residents’ and tenants’ associations, community organisations and sports clubs to pull together and proactively make the borough cleaner and greener.
This could be organising litter picks, joining in with activities and regular events, like the Thames 21 riverbank clean-ups, or using the H&F Report it app to tell the council about problem areas.
The two-month campaign across streets, parks and public spaces is part of Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s drive to make the borough the cleanest in London.
The deputy leader of the council, Greg Smith, said: “Every year we spend millions of pounds keeping our streets clean, but we can’t do everything on our own.
“We need the community’s support to put out rubbish on the right day in the right way and to recycle.
“Now we are saying let’s have a united effort to really keep our neighbourhoods tidy. If we work together we can make H&F London’s cleanest borough.”
The council’s waste contractor Serco is offering to provide groups with high-visibility clothing, protective gloves, litter pickers and bags, and to dispose of collected rubbish at community led litter pick events.
Anyone wanting to get involved in the Big Clean Up project – by organising their own events or volunteering to help out at arranged events – can get in touch with the council by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line BIG CLEAN UP.
To download the H&F Report it mobile phone application visit www.lbhf.gov.uk/reportitapp .