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community clear-up at Railway Path

A fire extinguisher was one the many finds at a community clear-up event at Railway Path, Feltham.

Volunteers and members of Feltham’s Southville Community Centre’s Joint Action Group [JAG] rolled up their sleeves to clear rubbish.

They were joined by London Fire Brigade, Hounslow Highways, Hounslow Council’s Enforcement team, Community Payback volunteers and local ward councillors, Cllr Alan Mitchell and Cllr Elizabeth Hughes.  Together they collected around 100 bags of rubbish including cans, tins, plastic items and containers. Ten additional bags of building materials that had been fly tipped were also removed.

Old bed mattresses, two smashed televisions and building tools were picked out from the railway alley which runs by the side of Hanover Avenue and the railway.

The JAG is made up of residents who meet regularly to discuss ways to tackle environmental issues such as fly tipping and arson prevention, and organise clear-up events in their area.

Jennie Tweedy, Chair of the JAG and Southville Centre Manager said: “It was a very worthwhile event which again saw the coming together of local residents, organisations, community groups and councillors who became volunteers for the day.

“Everyone was enthusiastic, and our aim by doing this is to improve the area so it can be enjoyed by all who live, work and visit here.”

Residents and community groups looking for assistance in arranging a clear-up can contact Hounslow Council’s pollution team at pollution@hounslow.gov.uk and Hounslow Highways at www.hounslowhighways.org/38-contact.html

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