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Grants for Capital Clean Up’s

Community Clear Up Day is a ‘national spring clean’, backed by the Government, that aims to spruce up the country’s high streets, residential and business areas, villages and parks. Together we can kick off spring 2015 with our public spaces litter free. It’s really simple and fun to take part in Community Clear Up Day – and it’s free!

Join the Community Clean Day on 21st March 2015

Join the Community Clean Day on 21st March 2015

If you are a Lewisham resident and wanted to get involved in some clean up activity, then why not come along to Talbot Place in Blackheath between 2 and 4pm on 21st March where a clean up will be taking place.

A handy toolkit has also been created which includes all the info and tools you need to get your own clear up day organised and take part in the nationwide effort to get rid of litter.

The pack includes key planning tips, editable leaflets, posters and banners which you can use to help organise and promote the event.


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Capital Clean Up Grand Finale

Over the past few weeks Lewisham Council and local residents have been getting together cleaning up London through a variety of clean up activities in readiness for the Olympics next month. The finale event for Capital Clean Up 2012 was held in Wickham Mews, Brockley. This lovely mews has been blighted by fly tipping and around 40 people including residents from the Mews and people from Brockley, Eltham, Clapham, Norwood, Croydon and as far afield as Northampton came together on a warm and sunny day to clean up the Mews.

Great support for the Capital Clean Up in Wickham Mews

We thought the majority of the work would be trimming back vegetation to open up the mews to give it a tidier, safer feel. On cutting back the vegetation the real state of affairs was revealed! People pulled out mattresses of varying states (none of which you would want to spend a night on!!), chairs, TV’s and numerous car parts from a car that had been buried by the greenery! The pile of what was being pulled out was growing by the minute and after a good couple of hours a substantial amount of rubbish had been collected as well as a pile of green waste which was sent off for composting.

A great time was had by all and at the end of a hard days work, people gathered to have some light refreshments courtesy of Proctor & Gamble who sponsored this event. To prevent further fly tipping they have also funded a gate, which will be installed over the coming weeks.

Before people left a goodie bag was given out as well as a ‘Lewisham Time Credit’. This is a new scheme in Lewisham whereby people who volunteer their time can receive a ‘time credit’ to be exchanged for an activity e.g. a session at the Beauty School (Lewisham College) or a couple of games of ten bin bowling amongst other things.

Just some of the rubbish that was discovered beneath the undergrowth.

Thank you to all who took part – an impressive amount of rubbish was cleared, which will be removed by Lewisham’s crews (thank you to all of them too – I’m sure they weren’t expecting that much stuff!).