Litter picking event cleans up in South Kilburn

Young and old clear the streets of rubbish

Old and young joined together to prove they love where they live by clearing the streets of litter.

The mass event, which happened yesterday (Thursday) in Peel Precinct, South Kilburn, was organised by Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s “Love Where You Live” campaign.

The crusade aims to get people to think about their communities and take action to reduce litter where they live, the places that they visit and the spaces they use.

Representatives from Keep Britain Tidy joined the large group which included BHP officers and school children to show their support of the project.

Nine-year-old Cody Garcia said: “People shouldn’t throw rubbish like this; it is like they don’t care. They need to throw their rubbish in the bin.”

Gerry Doherty, chief executive of BHP said he was excited by the success of the event.

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He added: “We are hopeful that this litter picking event will make an impact in the way people dispose of litter and encourage them to take more responsibility for their communities.”