Greenwich

We came, we saw, we cleaned

Published Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Volunteers turned out in force to help #KeepGreenwichClean between the 3-5 March.

From parks to roadsides, playfields to schools, litter-picks took place throughout the borough as part of the national Great British Spring Clean.

Community groups, schools, Friends of Parks groups, charities and Royal Greenwich partners were supported by the Council with litter-grabbers, bags and bin lorries to help them with their clean-ups. Highlights included a litter-pick in Thamesmead organised by Thames21 in partnership with Peabody as well as a day of anti-littering activity with Haimo School.

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment, said "It was very encouraging to see such a wide range of exciting Great Spring Clean events taking place throughout the borough. We are proud to work alongside community groups and dedicated volunteers in helping to keep Greenwich a clean and tidy borough of which we can all be proud."

Councillor Miranda Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, added "The Great British Spring Clean provided a great opportunity for young people to participate in a national anti-littering campaign and lay the starting blocks for increased partnership working with the Council on caring for the local environment."

"I am also delighted to see schools participating in our 'Did you know' poster competition and working to instil the values of stewardship for the environment and local volunteering on future generations. I look forward to seeing the winning designs and rewarding students for their hard work."

The Royal Borough is still welcoming entries from children to take part in our 'Did you know?' poster competition to help promote a cleaner and greener Greenwich. Participating students will receive a pin badge for entering with the winning students' posters displayed in the borough.

We would like all participating schools to submit a maximum of ten posters to us by sending them to the address below. Councillors will then select three winning posters to be printed and placed around the borough. In addition, the children who produced a winning design and the school they attend will receive a certificate to display.

The deadline for entries to this competition is Friday 24 March 2017.

Poster submission address:

Chris Elliott,
The Woolwich Centre,
35 Wellington Street,
London SE18 6HQ

ENDS

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