Lewisham's Environment and Community Development team are organising a series of clean up sessions in the area as part of the London-wide Capital Clean-Up campaign.
The Capital Clean-Up Campaign aims to make London a cleaner, safer, greener capital fit to host the Olympics in 2012 and is supported by Keep Britain Tidy, 31 London boroughs, McDonald’s and sponsors Enterprise.
Previous campaigns saw Londoners initiating and taking part in clean-up activities including Thames riverbank and canal clean-ups, litter picks and graffiti removal. Over the past two years, the campaign has coordinated over 500 clean-up events. This year’s Capital Clean-Up will take place between 12 May and 23 June. Over the six-week clean up period, people from across the capital will be involved in making London a place to be proud of.
The clean-up involves removing overgrown vegetation and weeds, cleaning off graffiti (where possible), removing flyposters and clearing and sweeping litter. Lewisham council will provide necessary PPE such as hi-viz jackets and gloves but please bring your own sturdy boots and old clothes. The following local clean up sessions are planned
- Friday 11 June, 10 am - 2 pm, Earlsthorpe Mews, Sydenham SE26
(Earlsthorpe Mews is the alley which runs parallel to, and between, Earlsthorpe Road and Sydenham Road)
- Monday 14 June, 10 am - 2 pm, Willow Way, off Kirkdale, SE26
- Friday 18 June, 10 am - 2 pm, Forest Hill Footpath (off London Road) SE23
(Directly opposite Sainsbury's)
If you would like to help or require any further details please contact Colin Sandiford by email or using the information below.
Environmental Projects Officer,
London Borough of Lewisham,
Wearside Service Centre,
London, SE13 7EZ
Tel: 0208 314 2295
Fax: 0208 314 2128