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Volunteers and council team up for Harold Hill clean-up

PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 August 2018

Volunteers clean-up the Hilldene shopping area in Harold Hill. Picture: Havering Council

Volunteers clean-up the Hilldene shopping area in Harold Hill. Picture: Havering Council

Havering Council

Volunteers teamed up with council staff and councillors with brooms and litter pickers for a clean-up event.

Following concerns raised by residents, businesses and ward councillors about the level of litter on the streets, the clean-up was held at the Hilldene shopping area in Harold Hill to encourage people to think about where they put their rubbish.

Cabinet member for environment Councillor Osman Dervish said: “This is an example of a local community working together with the council to keep the area in which they live, work and go to school cleaner and tidier.

“A daily street sweeping operation is undertaken by the council, but we want to encourage residents to have pride in their surroundings and help us to keep our neighbourhoods cleaner.

“We hope that this will make others stop and think about how they dispose of a cigarette butt or a crisp packet.”

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