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Get involved in the Mayor’s Capital Clean Up!

Capital Clean Up

The  scheme is funded by the Mayor of London and supported by the Environment Agency and Groundwork London. If you’re a community group, registered charity, school or small business you can apply for either a cash grant to fund clean-up activities or a Clean-up Kit that contains all the advice and equipment a group needs to get started. Community groups, charities, schools and small businesses can now apply for a Mayor of London Capital Clean-up grant to help tidy up a local green space or waterway. You can apply for a cash grant of between £500 – £2,000, or a Capital Clean-up Kit with all the info and equipment you need to get going.

Capital Clean-up is a partnership campaign led by the Mayor of London as part of his Team London volunteering programme to help Londoners green and clean our city through community engagement and participation. The campaign is now in its fifth year of helping London communities take part in the maintenance of the places where they live and work. So far, we have coordinated over 1,000 clean-up events led by community groups, members of the public and local authorities. Clean-ups have included:

  • Thames riverbank and canal clean-ups
  • Litter picks
  • Habitat restoration; and
  • Graffiti removal

For further information please go to the Capital Clean Up website:

http://www.london.gov.uk/capitalclean-up


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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 ….


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The Future of London’s Waste – Your chance to comment!

 

The Mayor of London has recently published his Municipal Waste Management Strategy for public consultation.  He is keen to get the views of as many Londoners as possible on this strategy, as the public are essential to delivering higher recycling, reduced waste and more reuse.

The Mayor wants London to become a world leader in waste management, utilising innovative techniques and technologies to minimise the impact of waste on our environment and to fully exploit its massive economic value. The aim is to reduce the amount of waste generated by the capital, repair and reuse what we can, significantly increase recycling and composting performance, and to generate energy in the most environmentally friendly way possible from rubbish that cannot be reused, recycled or composted.

Follow the link below to complete a survey and have the chance to express your opinions in open comment boxes, where your questions can be answered:

http://www.london.gov.uk/consultation/waste-strategy/public-consultation