Tooting celebrates Clean for the Queen

Published: 7 March 2016

Council leader Ravi Govindia joined local people visiting Transition Town Tooting’s Pop-Up Sitting Room at Church Lane car park on Saturday.

The car park, sometimes targeted by fly-tippers, was given a thorough clean and local people were encouraged to take a seat on the sofa and join in conversations about how to reduce littering and keep the town tidy.  The nearby Al Farah café provided some refreshments.

The event was supported by the council and held as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s national Clean for the Queen event, marking the Queen’s upcoming 90th birthday.

Cllr Govindia said: “This was a really positive event and a great way for the local community to get together to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. A big thank you to everyone who took part.” 

The council cleans 2,000km of street across the borough each week and all public streets are swept at least once a week – often more. Tooting Town Centre is cleaned six times a day.

Read more about street cleaning in Wandsworth at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/streetcleaning.