Residents Clean Up in Brentford

Three skips of rubbish removed as area gets a makeover

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Two neglected parts of the local area received a makeover recently after residents got together to spruce them up.

The first clean-up day on February 17 centred on a piece of wasteland located between Brentford High Street and Brent Way. The land had become overrun with flytipped rubbish and overgrown vegetation, which was cut back. Three skips of rubbish were removed.

People who live on the Syon Estate joined in the second of two clean-up days on February 18, which focused on the community centre at Hawthorn Hatch.

More than 150 bags of litter and flytipped rubbish were taken away during the blitz , attended by about 20 residents, and staff from Hounslow Council and Hounslow Police.

Cllr Phil Andrews, Hounslow Council’s lead member for housing and community safety, said: “These weekend clean-ups are a great opportunity for people to make a real, visible difference to their local area and have some fun too. ”

The cleaning blitz has been organised by the Isleworth Society, St John’s Residents Association and Hounslow’s Community Safety Partnership, a collaboration of agencies including Hounslow Council and Hounslow Police. Another cleanup day is taking place in the Isleworth area on March 10th. An ambitious plan of action has been put together to combat graffiti focussing on affected walls, community buildings, parks, park buildings, benches and telephone boxes.

March 8, 2007