Residents and schools across Hounslow have come together to tackle crimes against the environment and do their bit for Queen and country.
Hounslow Highways which manages the borough’s street services on behalf of Hounslow Council, has worked in partnership with the council’s enforcement team, schools in the borough and community groups to arrange clean ups as part of the national “Clean for The Queen” campaign to mark the monarch’s upcoming 90th birthday.
In March, pupils from schools including Isleworth Town Primary School, Norwood Green Infant & Junior School, and Green Dragon Primary School, Brentford, took part in litter picking sessions across their school grounds and in local parks.
Residents in Isleworth cleared private alleyways near their houses and took on a clean-up of a fenced off verge on the A4 in Heston, which had become a fly tipping hotspot.
Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “It is great to hear that children and residents are doing their bit to keep the borough clean and tidy.
“We want everyone to be proud of where they live and help make a difference to the look and feel of their neighbourhood. This can be as simple as not dropping litter or as ambitious as getting neighbours together to tackle areas which need some extra TLC.”
To encourage everyone to help make the borough cleaner and tidier, Hounslow Highways hosted four litter awareness days across the borough’s schools with the message “love where you live” to educate pupils on the dos and don’ts of throwing away litter in the right places.
Martin Clack, Hounslow Highways Service Director, said: “Our engagement with the community is essential to help educate residents on environmental awareness. In particular, the work with schools reinforces the message of “love where you live”, which is integral to increasing civic pride in the borough and ensuring everyone plays their part.”
Residents and schools who would like to arrange their own community clean up or request a litter awareness session should visit www.hounslowhighways.org.