Published: Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Residents and businesses have joined forces with the Council's campaign to make the Royal Borough's streets the cleanest in London.

The Royal Greenwich Business Community Charter and the Royal Greenwich Resident Community Charter, which set out the Council's key pledges to keep the borough looking shipshape, were officially launched last night (Tuesday). The Charters also include a number of simple but key promises residents and businesses can make to help keep the borough clean and tidy.

Businesses and residents, including the borough's volunteer Environment Champions, signed up to the Charters at the launch held at Woolwich Town Hall. The Charters have been drawn up as part of the campaign to encourage everyone to show their love for the Royal Borough by helping to keep it looking its best.

Tackling enviro-crime

The Council's pledges on the Charters include taking enforcement action against all kinds of enviro-crime including fly-tipping, littering and graffiti. It is also promising to invest in the latest technology to keep town centres clean and litter free and provide first class household and commercial rubbish removal services.

Business pledge

Businesses will be able to pledge to keep their premises looking attractive, encourage their customers to bin litter and to make sure their rubbish is collected by a licensed waste carrier. While residents can promise to promote the anti-littering messages, make sure they put their rubbish and recycling in the correct collection bins and report litterers and fly-tippers.


The Council has also created some fantastic twibbons for all the town centres so people can share their love online. Visit the Twibbon website and download the 'Love' twibbon.

'We can really make a difference'

Councillor Denise Hyland, Leader of the Council, said: "We are delighted to be joining forces with residents and businesses for this major campaign to make our streets the cleanest in London.

"There is a huge wealth of civic pride across the borough and we want to build upon this to make our town centres and high streets places everyone can feel truly proud of. If we all pull together on this we can really make a difference."

'Make our streets cleaner and tidier'

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment, said: "We are determined to do all we can to make our streets cleaner and tidier, from deploying the most efficient high tech equipment to adopting a zero tolerance policy to littering, fly-tipping and all forms of enviro-crime.

"We really want to work hand-in-hand with our residents and businesses to achieve our shared goal of having a clean, litter free environment."

'Vital that our town centres are looking their very best'

Councillor Sizwe James, Cabinet Member for Transport, Economy and Smart Cities, said: "A key aim of the campaign is to spruce up our town centres and high streets so everyone can enjoy visiting them for shopping trips or socialising. We have many fantastic businesses from bespoke independent shops to branches of major chains who are committed to making our high streets the very best they can be.

"It is vital that our town centres are looking their very best to make sure businesses can get the maximum benefits from the major ongoing regeneration projects across the Royal Borough."

Find out more about the Community Charters