Published: Tuesday, 20th February 2018

More businesses are joining our campaign to have the cleanest streets in London.

Councillor Denise Hyland the Leader of the Council and Councillor Sizwe James, Cabinet member for Transport, Economy and Smart Cities took part in a walkabout around Woolwich town centre to promote the campaign to make the Royal Borough a cleaner, tidier place that everyone can feel proud of.

Love Woolwich, Don't Litter

The 'Love Woolwich, Don't Litter' lamp post banners are now up and people are invited to share positive thoughts on social media by using the hashtag #WonderfulWoolwich.

Banners promoting all the Royal Borough's high streets including those in Eltham, Charlton, Greenwich and Abbey Wood are to go up shortly and they have been installed in Plumstead for some time.

The latest businesses showing their support for the campaign included Rob Mepham from Harry Perry Cycles, Michael Avramides from Snappy Snaps, Bhavin Patel from St James Pharmacy and Salim Patil from clothes shop Exposed - which are all in Powis Street, Woolwich. Landlords of the Earl of Chatham pub in Thomas Street, Lesley and Keith Tuckley, were also proud to show their love for Woolwich.

Pledging to keep the borough ship shape

The Royal Greenwich Business Community Charter and the Royal Greenwich Resident Community Charter, featuring the Council's key pledges to keep the borough ship shape, are to be launched this month. Residents and businesses will be able to sign up and make some simple but key promises to help support the major clean-up.

The Charters are part of the campaign to encourage everyone to show their love for the Royal Borough by helping to keep it spick and span.

Find out more about the community charters

'Delighted so many businesses are getting on board'

Councillor Denise Hyland, said: "I'm delighted that so many businesses are getting on board to show their love for our wonderful borough. We want to build upon the huge amount of civic pride people have across Royal Greenwich to encourage everyone to get involved and help us make our streets the cleanest in London.”

Councillor Sizwe James, said: "We have a wealth of dedicated businesses committed to our high streets and so we want to do everything we can to support them. We want to make sure our town centres are always looking their very best so everyone can enjoy spending their time in them for shopping or socialising - which has got to be good for business."

'Very keen to do our bit'

Paul Mepham, who has owned and run Harry Perry Cycles since 1974, said: "This cycle shop has been in Woolwich since 1908 so we're very dedicated to being in Woolwich town centre.

New developments in the town are now sorting out the areas which needed some improvement. We're very keen to do our bit to support Woolwich town centre and this clean-up campaign.