Local Scout group organises community clean up at Furzedown Recreation Ground, Tooting
Published: Friday, March 22, 2019
A 15-strong team of Beavers came together for a community clean at Furzedown Recreation Ground in Tooting on Saturday (March 16).
The 6 to 8 years olds spent the morning picking up litter in the grounds of the Recreation Centre earning their Community Badge.
The Beaver Scout group (4th Streatham) learnt how to pick up rubbish safely, what items can and can’t be recycled and all about Wandsworth Council’s MyWandsworth campaign to encourage local people to take pride in the local area and do their bit to keep the borough clean and tidy.
Councillor Steffi Sutters, Cabinet member for Community Services and Open Spaces said: “It was great to see the Scouts come together and clean up Furzedown Recreation Centre; they got a chance to see that, sadly, not everyone takes their litter home or disposes of it responsibly by putting it in a bin.
“However, what was particularly heartening was the way the Beavers really stepped up to the mark, got stuck in and truly deserved their community badge by the end of the morning.”
Assistant Beaver Scout Leader, Lee Curry, said: “I loved seeing how all the Beavers were really enthusiastic and got so involved in something that made real difference to area.
“It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning, doing something outdoors that helps the community instead of staying at home in front of tablet or smartphone!”
Residents can get involved with the council’s MyWandsworth Campaign in a number of ways:
Change your profile picture on Facebook and Twitter
Use the #MyWandsworth twibbon to show your pride in Wandsworth
Get involved in a community clean-up
If you’ve not experienced a plog, then join a community clean-up with a difference, and get fit at the same time! Visit the Plogolution website to find out more; next Wandsworth plog coming soon.
Share your #MyWandsworth stories
Share photos, videos and stories on the work you’re doing to keep your neighbourhood green and tidy! Use the hashtag #MyWandsworth.
If you see someone dumping rubbish, let the council know, in confidence and the enforcement team will investigate. You can also let the council know about any fly-tips that need clearing:
Clear your rubbish in the right way
As part of the #MyWandsworth campaign, the council is highlighting the correct ways to dispose of waste; what’s legal and your responsibilities as a resident or business.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Put your rubbish out correctly to reduce the risk of missed bin collections
- Make sure you know your rubbish collection day
- If you have large items, book a bulky waste collection or visit the household waste recycling centre
- Make sure you use a licensed waste removal company and avoid unlicensed cowboys who fly-tip illegally
- Businesses can find out more about how to clear their rubbish at our business waste page