Recycle for Lewisham

A blog written for residents of Lewisham


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Capital Clean Ups

10th May 2012

This year our clean up campaign kicked off in the north of the borough along New Cross road on the green areas outside Sainsbury’s behind the large advertising hoardings. This is an area that was heavily littered and we collected 4 bags full of litter. Although this was only a small clean up event, once bottles, cans and carrier bags were removed, the place looked much better and more looked after. To use a line from another large supermarket, every little helps.

Litter free area at Sainsbury’s – Every little helps.

16th May 2012

Next we moved to the east of the borough to Carston Close in Lee Green and along and with a local councillor and some local residents, overgrown vegetation and flytipping were removed including mattresses, carpet, wood, a car bumper, bed base, TV’s, chest of draws and a fair amount of litter. In total 50 bags of litter and refuse were collected.

Good turn out for the clean up.

25th May

The campaign then arrived in the west of the borough at Brockley Way next to the footbridge over from Eddystone Road. Lewisham Council staff as well as staff from CitiBank cut back overgrown vegetation and removed 55 bags. Whilst the work was going on, many passers-by commented that we were doing a very good job. The place certainly looked a lot better when the job was finished.

55 sacks of vegetation were taken away from this site including lots of litter.

23rd June

Next clean up will be at Wickham Mews this coming Saturday in Brockley. All the action starts at 10am and will finish at 1pm. Everyone is welcome to come along, roll up their sleeves and get stuck into a bit of hard work. Tools and refreshments will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there.


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Ariel Love Clean London!

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today joined forces with Procter & Gamble (P&G), Worldwide Partner of the London 2012 Games, to deliver the Mayor’s annual Capital Clean-up campaign, now titled the P&G Capital Clean Up.

Over the next three months a series of clean up events designed to bring Londoners together to spruce up neglected areas of the city will be hosted as London gears up to host the greatest show on earth this summer.

Supported by prime time actress Keeley Hawes (Upstairs Downstairs / Ashes to Ashes), the P&G Capital Clean-up will be taking place across London from March to June 2012 and an army of around 1,700 community champions is expected to join the transformation, dedicating up to 5,000 hours to scrubbing, sprucing and polishing London’s streets and green spaces.

It is hoped that this year’s clean up efforts will be the biggest yet, with more than 20 individual events take place across March – June 2012 in preparation for the London 2012 Games, clearing in the region of 1,000 bags of litter, removing unsightly graffiti, and restoring swathes of habitat. The public can get involved by signing up to participate in one of the organised clean up events at www.pgcapitalcleanup.com

Some of the UK’s most recognisable household brands – Flash, Febreze and Ariel detergent and stain remover– are behind the P&G Capital Clean-up and committed to working with the Mayor of London, the GLA, and Londoners to help add sparkle to our host city full of heritage and culture ahead of the London 2012 Games.

  • Flash will be using its amazing cleaning power to create shining landmark images on the Southbank that will help get Londoners excited about the clean up campaign
  • Febreze is planning to make London a fresher, greener place by creating a series of Fresh Havens to help Londoners breathe happy
  • Ariel is on a mission to make London stain free using the ‘Love Clean London’ app: a call to arms for Londoners to report grime and stains across the capital

For the full calendar of the P&G Capital Clean-up events and to register people can visit www.pgcapitalcleanup.com


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Love Lewisham, Love Clean London!

Lewisham’s very own environmental reporting tool “love lewisham” has now been rolled out throughout London with the support of the Mayor, Boris Johnson . The tool has been praised for it’s innovative use of cutting edge technology to empower the public and also save councils money. The launch of Love Clean London was attended by Boris Johnson who removed graffiti and then posted it as a FYI IFI (For Your Information I Fixed It).

For more information on the launch and associated press, you can visit the Love Clean Streets and Love Lewisham Blog, if you want to use the tool for yourself hit the icon at the top right hand side of our blog, issues can be reported using iphone and windows mobile apps or simply via email or sms.

See the Mayor (and Love Clean London) in action by watching the video below ….