Good response to Clean-Up Day
on graffiti and fly tipping as volunteers help clean up the streets
and after at Turnham Green Terrace on a previous clean up
third Chiswick event was held on Turnham Green on Saturday 5th April.
The clean up day, set up by Insp Mike Nicholls, was part of Environmental
Action Day, allowing local residents to find out about and get involved
in environmental activities in their area.
crime prevention team and members of Hounslow's street cleaning
department were on hand not only to provide graffiti cleaning products,
but litter picking equipment and recycling advice.
day was again well received with around 30 people volunteering to
tackle small pockets of graffiti and litter-picking across Chiswick.
Hounslow Council's Street Management team took on larger projects
of graffiti and fly-tipping on Chiswick High street. Local businesses
were also involved, many local shops were leafleted prior to the
day to encourage removal of graffiti from their premises.
event follows on from the two success of last year when people turned
out to remove graffiti in the area. Tony Phillips, Chiswick's crime
prevention officer, described how local organisations have become
more involved since the first event in 2002: “Originally the local
community were encouraged to clean up their communities with equipment
supplied and funded by the Brentford, Chiswick and Isleworth Crime
Prevention Panel and the Chiswick Area Committee. Subsequent involvement
by the (Hounslow Council) street cleaning team has led to the use
of professional graffiti removing machines.” The team will also
be carrying out highway repairs in the area later in April.
Street Cleaning Team will continue to focus on fly-tipping and graffiti
problems in the area, and a new graffiti removal service began on
community involvement is always still welcome however. If people
would like to report issues and get more involved, they can ring
020 8583-5071/5072 which is the Community Environment Team or firstname.lastname@example.org
- for road/pavement issues contact 020 8583-5555 or email@example.com.
Refuse Collection and Sweeping issues contact 020 8583-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
and for recycling/composting issues contact 020 8583-5060 or email@example.com
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