'Love Where You Love' party takes place in Neasden
PUBLISHED: 12:06 27 June 2013 | UPDATED: 12:06 27 June 2013
Event to clean-up the Welsh Harp area collected 16 bags of rubbish
A clean-up operation aiming to make a scenic part of the borough litter free took place in Neasden.
Crew from McDonald’s Wembley Park restaurant teamed up with Welsh Harp Safer Neighbourhoods Team and Forest United Youth Football Club to take part in the ‘Love Where You Live’ litter party, around the Welsh Harp Reservoir.
The area, which includes a nature reserve, is a notorious magnet for litterbugs.
More than 20 people including 12 McDonald’s Crew members and Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, donned themselves in high visibility jackets to collect more than 16 bags of litter.
Mya Khan, manager of McDonald’s Wembley Park restaurant, who organised the event, said, “It was inspiring to see members of the community join forces to take action on litter that damages our environment.
“Unfortunately there are still a significant proportion of people who think it’s acceptable to drop litter – it’s everyone’s responsibility and through these events we wanted to generate awareness of the issue, educate those people on how to dispose of rubbish properly and encourage them to be more responsible.
“I’d like to thank everyone who took part for their hard work and for setting a good example of what can be achieved if people pull together. It’s vital that we all do our bit to tackle the issue - everyone from local businesses, to the residents of Wembley should make a commitment to helping protect the local environment.”