23 April 2009

Cleaning up the Streets of Forest Hill

Lewisham joins the Capital Clean-Up Campaign

Press Release from Lewisham Council:

Lewisham is taking part in London’s Capital Clean-Up Campaign which starts on Monday 27 April and runs until Friday 5 June.

Clean-up events will be taking place around the city, and Lewisham has arranged its own local initiatives to help keep the borough’s environment clean and tidy.

Residents and organisations are urged to get involved.

Lesley Seary, Executive Director for Customer Services, said: “Lewisham is recognised as one of the cleanest boroughs in London. Local clean-ups like these are really worthwhile. They help improve the environment and provide a great opportunity to get involved in your local community.”

Projects planned for the coming weeks involve cleaning pathways, removing overgrown vegetation, graffiti and fly-posting. They all run from 10am – 2pm and are taking place at the following locations:

* Thursday 30 April: Bramdene Road, Bellingham, SE6

* Thursday 7 May: New Cross Road, opposite New Cross Gate station, SE14.

* Friday 15 May: the access road behind Somerfield store, Girton Road, SE26.

* Thursday 28 May: Ivy Road/St Norbert Road, SE4.

* Friday 29 May: London Road footpath, SE23 (opposite Sainsbury store).

* Wednesday 3 June: Perry Vale car park, Forest Hill, SE23

To get involved in any of these clean-up events or for further information call Colin Sandiford on 020 8314 2295 or email colin.sandiford@lewisham.gov.uk

The borough’s rivers are also being targeted in the clean-up campaign. The Three Rivers Clean-Up runs from Saturday 30 May – Sunday 7 June.

Clean-up sessions will be taking place daily throughout the week in different venues along the rivers Pool, Quaggy, and Ravensbourne. The sessions will be an opportunity for local people to meet new people as well as doing something worthwhile for their local environment.

Everyone is welcome. No experience is needed, and full training, supervision, clothing and equipment will all be provided.

For more information on the programme of events and on how to get involved visit www.thames21.org.uk/3riverscleanup.

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