Kew Bridge Clean Up on June 15th
SAs part of Six week London-wide volunteer litter clean up
Join Thames21 to clean up litter from the Thames Foreshore in front of Kew Bridge.
This site is full of wildlife and old boats. Help us to improve this site for everybody to enjoy.
All you need is lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to get muddy!
Thames21 will provide safety boots for adults, gloves and socks. Children need to bring their own Wellington boots.
All ages welcome; parental supervision required for under 16s.
TIME: 9.30am - 12.30pm
An army of up to 2,000 volunteers are expected to remove 3,000 black bin bags of litter, six skips of fly-tipped rubbish and 10,000 metres of graffiti from London’s streets in the next two months.
Capital Clean-Up, supported by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and run in partnership with London’s councils and Keep Britain Tidy, was kick-started today by Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor's Director of Environment in Lewisham. He was joined by school children, City Hall staff, firefighters from London Fire Brigade, Lewisham's cabinet member for customer services, council and local volunteers to help clear an alleyway which has been blighted by fly-tipping. They were helped out by a team of local firefighters who highlighted how to properly dispose of waste in an effort to drive down the number of rubbish fires in the capital, which reached more than 8,000 in 2010.
The campaign will run for six weeks and will see more than 100 litter clearing events take place across the capital in the weeks leading up to London 2012 Open Weekend (July 22nd to July 24th). Londoners are being invited to take part in many of the events or even set up their own clean up activities in local grime spots, information is available at www.london.gov.uk/capitalclean-up.
June 13, 2011