This March, Islington has been undergoing a serious spring clean. Labour-run Islington Council, schools and colleges and the wider community have been coming together this month to tidy up local streets, communities and parks.
Islington Labour is committed to keeping the borough clean, which is why it took Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ weekend campaign further by running it for four weeks.
Town centres will be deep-cleaned with specialist teams jet-washing pavements, removing graffiti and chewing gum, washing commercial bins, litter-picking, filling in potholes in the road, clamping down on fly-tipping, dog fouling and drivers who leave their engines idling.
This month, cutting-edge new technology is being introduced to improve long-term efficiency of rubbish and recycling collections and quicker responses to reports of fly-tipping and other issues. Labour-run Islington Council’s ongoing effort to clean up the borough also include a clampdown on fly-tippers and new ways of driving up recycling rates.
Members of the community are also invited to get involved to keep Islington’s town centres, estates and green spaces looking spick and span, long into the future.
Cllr Claudia Webbe, Executive Member for Environment and Transport, launched the spring clean campaign with a visit to Nag’s Head shopping centre in Holloway, joining council workers who will be leading the clean-ups. She also met children and teachers from Copenhagen School who got involved with picking up litter and helping to keep nearby streets spotless.
Cllr Claudia Webbe, Executive Member for Environment and Transport, said: “This is about the community coming together. We all share Islington’s streets and town centres and feel passionately about keeping them clean.
“We are committed to improving our environment for the benefit of everyone and hope to see everyone doing their bit for the borough.
“New innovations, alongside community spirit and involvement, as well as our dedicated teams, are what’s needed to keep the borough clean and tidy.”
You can sign up here to volunteer at an upcoming spring clean day in your area.
Pictured – Cllr Claudia Webbe, Executive Member for Environment and Transport, and council workers cleaning up Nag’s Head