For the first Community Council Keep Queen's Park Tidy Day, on April 18, we had a fabulous turn out and brilliant weather. Over 30 volunteers young and old included Queen's Park Community Councillors, The Friends of Queen’s Park Gardens, Westminster's Recycling Champions and lots of other members of the community. We worked in three teams through the ward, jointly with Veolia staff lending their knowhow and tools. The main streets and Queen's Park Gardens were completed by lunch!
After a short break in St Jude's hall we moved on to the Mozart Estate before Veolia drove the results of our efforts away in their litter cage. The response from residents was overwhelmingly positive and supportive.
We dealt with litter, cigarette butts and dog poo on the streets and also knocked on doors to ask people if they wanted help clearing away rubbish in their front gardens. We left a trail
of QPCC temporary chalk stencils behind us – containing the key messages of the day about littering, dumping and picking up dog poo in bright orange and blue – for all to see.
Huge thanks to residents and Veolia for their tremendous support and help on the day.