Take care of your neighbourhood

Published Wednesday, 20 January 2016

The new year is all about resolutions so why not make one to help keep your local neighbourhood clean and tidy?

Residents concerned about environmental issues affecting the borough are encouraged to become environment champions and make a valuable contribution to getting local streets looking their very best.

The borough-wide voluntary scheme involves organising clean-ups and helping to keep neighbourhoods tidy, keeping an eye on environmental issues affecting the locality and reporting problems to the council.

Environment Champions decide for themselves how much time they spend on the job and which area to keep an eye on.

Most of the work will simply involve reporting environmental problems such as overflowing litter bins, graffiti and abandoned vehicles.

Councillor Jackie Smith, the Royal Borough of Greenwich Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment said: "I continue to be impressed by the dedication of our environmental champions who play a vital role alongside the council in keeping our streets and open spaces clean and tidy, and contribute towards a better local environment for residents.

"I encourage anyone who is concerned about littering, dog mess, fly tipping, abandoned vehicles and graffiti to consider becoming an environment champion. It is all about local people and the council working together to make Royal Greenwich a better place."

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