November 13, 2013
Lambeth Council is joining forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy to highlight the real cost of litter.
Over the weekend of 15 to 17 November, part of busy Clapham High Street will be divided into two sides of an imaginary fence – one side will be regularly cleaned, the other will be deliberately left untouched to show just what happens when we stop cleaning up people’s litter.
Litter is a problem that is costing almost £1billion a year to deal with in England and here in Lambeth more than £7.3m is spent on cleaning the streets every year.
If you are in Clapham on Saturday or Sunday, please come along to see us.
July 17, 2013
Next Tuesday, 23 July, staff from McDonald’s in Clapham will be heading out onto the streets for a community litter pick.
McDonald’s staff carry out three to four patrols every day to ensure that the area around the restaurant is free from litter and last year, in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, they held an event on Clapham Common that attracted over 30 volunteers and resulted in the collection of 10 bags of litter.
This year, they want to make sure it’s even bigger and better. 20 members of staff have already volunteered their time and they are looking for members of the local community to get stuck in too.
If you have some time to spare and would like to get involved, you can meet with the other volunteers at 9am in McDonald’s, 130-134 Clapham High Street. All volunteers will receive refreshments and then head out to start litter picking at 10am.
Volunteers will be provided with the necessary equipment, including litter pickers, bags and brooms, so you just need to bring yourself!