The Southall community was out in full force in April, sprucing up the banks of the Grand Union canal near Southall Waterside, as part of the Great British Spring Clean.
110 people from more than 16 organisations braved the bad weather to pick up litter and cover graffiti along the canal-side.
Volunteers collected more than 100 bags of recyclable litter, with Ealing Council and the Canals & Rivers Trust on hand to help dispose of unsafe waste. The brilliant efforts of everyone involved now means that locals can enjoy a more pleasant walk along the canal.
The Great British Spring Clean is a month-long initiative by Keep Britain Tidy, which encourages individuals, community groups and businesses to collect litter in their area.
Organisers extended their thanks to everyone who volunteered, including:
- Virendra Sharma MP
- Mayor of Ealing, Cllr Dhami
- Lord Young
- Local Southall councillors
- Ealing Council
- Army Reserve Centre
- Canals & Rivers Trust
- Ealing Local Neighbourhood Policing team
- Local Police Junior Cadets team
- Southall Community Alliance
- Heston Action Group
- Southall Transition
- Hope for Southall Street Homeless
- Visit Southall
- Norwood Green Residents Association
- Lancaster Estate Residents Association
- Ealing Cycling Campaign
- The MET Police
- Metro Bank
The Berkeley Homes West Thames team co-ordinated the event, providing protective clothing and refreshments to volunteers.