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Team works to keep Sutton clean 9.06.10

Volunteers joined police and council workers for two clean up days in Sutton.

Team works to keep Sutton clean 9.06.10

The Capital Clean-Up campaign enlisted help from staff at McDonald's, the Big Yellow Storage Company and Tesco's to pick up litter in different areas around the borough.

Volunteers tidied the area around Kimpton Park Industrial Estate and Plybrook Stream on 26May and then tackled Sutton High Street on 28 May.

More than 30 sacks of rubbish were collected over the two events, and council staff managed to pull a shopping trolley from the Plybrook Stream.

Cllr Colin Hall, Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change, said: "The help of volunteers to keep the borough tidy is great. Sutton prides itself on being clean and green and initiatives such as this really help to maintain this reputation."

The London-wide campaign has been running for three years and aims to make capital a cleaner, safer, greener place for the Olympics and beyond.

Last year's Clean Up campaign saw nearly 5,000 volunteers collect 4,000 black sacks of litter and remove 2,000m2 of graffiti across London.

Organisers of the campaign hope that it will restore people's ownership and pride in their own corner of London.

Over 200 separate events are planned across London with the aim of making immediate improvements in the short term and creating behaviour change in the long term.

If you would like to be part of the team that keeps Sutton clean, please contact 020 8770 5070.

Last updated: Thursday, 08 July 2010

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