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Grants available for Harrow community clean-up events
People are being called to action to help tackle litter in their neighbourhood as part of a London-wide campaign.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched this year’s Capital Clean-up campaign to help tackle litter.
Businesses and community groups in Harrow are being offered grants of up to £500 to bring volunteers together in rubbish clearing events to tackle rubbish and graffiti in their local parks, streets, estates and waterways.
The campaign, run in partnership with McDonald’s, is already its sixth year and aims to reach out to as community groups to help support them host clean-up events in their area.
Mayor Boris Johnson said: “Bringing people together to roll up their sleeves and tackle litter and mess in their communities can make the world of difference, giving areas a mini facelift and making them more enjoyable for locals and visitors alike.
“I hope as many people as possible get involved in Capital Clean Up and help boost community pride by keeping our great city tidy and litter free.”
Also available as part of the campaign are 60 clean-up kits which include litter pickers, tabards, bin bags and a £50 voucher to help pay for new planting and painting.
Earlier this year in a similar event more than 1,500 volunteers took part in 77 clean-up events across the capital and filled more than 1,000 bags of rubbish and collected 55 tonnes of fly-tipped waste.
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