Local residents to choose mural design for Church Lane car park in Tooting
Published: Wednesday 7th February 18
From Thursday 22nd February, Wandsworth Council will be trialing some innovative ideas in Tooting to help combat littering across the borough. Working in partnership with award-winning environmental charity Hubbub (hubbub.org.uk), Wandsworth residents will have the opportunity to get involved in a number of activities including a community clean-up day, sprucing up Church Lane car park, and gum chalking events.
Residents can also look out for colourful bin and lamp post wraps (pictured below) to encourage people to put their rubbish in the bin, and let people know how to get rid of their household items in the right way.
Research suggests that when somewhere looks nice, people are less likely to dump their rubbish there. That’s why #NeatStreets Tooting is giving Church Lane car park in Tooting a full makeover to turn it into a place the community can be proud of, and to discourage illegal dumping of rubbish. Renowned street artist Will Vibes from Anysurface creative has been commissioned to paint a colourful mural in the car park, and has drawn up two designs for the local community to choose between. Residents can visit www.bitly.com/carparkmural to cast their votes. Voting closes on 14th February and the mural will be completed in time for the campaign launch on 22nd February.
The council’s environment spokesman Jonathan Cook said:
‘‘Tooting is a diverse and exciting place to live, work and visit. The transformation of Church Lane car park is a great example of how #NeatStreetsTooting will celebrate what makes the area unique while tackling the causes of its litter. We are thrilled to have Will involved and look forward to seeing which of his designs the community chooses.”
We all share the same desire for the place where we live to be the best it can be – a place that is clean, safe and easy to get around. That’s why one of Wandsworth Council’s key Brighter
Borough for All priorities is to ensure cleaner, greener and safer neighbourhoods, and linked to our long standing campaign to keep Wandsworth clean. Find out more here.
How you can help keep Wandsworth clean:
- Leave your waste and recycling bags out on the correct day each week. See www.wandsworth.gov.uk/waste to check your collection day.
- Show your support on Twitter using the hashtag #NeatStreets
- Report flytips on the council website www.wandsworth.gov.uk/flytipping
- Pass on evidence that could help identify a flytipper in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Jessica.email@example.com to find out more about how you can get involved