Council launches ‘blitz’ clean up targeting fly-tipping and graffiti

A council has just launched a series of ‘blitz’ clean ups to help restore pride in the borough.

Over the next fortnight, Croydon council and its contractors will start work on Norbury High Street to help make the area feel cleaner and safer.

Works include tackling fly-tipping, cleaning graffiti, washing pavements and gully cleansing to remove leaves and dirt that causes flooding.

Norbury is the first of several high streets in Croydon that has been identified as a priority area for clean-ups in the coming months using data from the Love Clean Streets app.

Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon starting the scheme off in Norwood (Picture: Croydon council)

Croydon council will be teaming up with partners like Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail for a coordinated approach to this new scheme.

Tony Hooker, member of the community charity Litter Free Norbury, said: “We are delighted that Norbury has been chosen as the first area to be tackled as part of the council’s ‘blitz’ clean-up initiative, and wholeheartedly support the efforts being made to coordinate this exercise effectively with the many parties involved.

“It is hoped that this will help us to kick-start a renewed sense of community spirit amongst residents, shopkeepers and business owners in Norbury, and hope that many will actively support and engage in this initiative to help improve the look and feel of our area.

“We really look forward to seeing the results once the ‘blitz’ has been completed.”

Graffiti removal in Norwood (Picture: Croydon council)

Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon said: “We know that if an area looks well cared-for, it has a huge impact on everyone’s quality of life.

“Cleaner streets are safer, more attractive places to live and visit – it’s better for residents, and helps local businesses, who are the backbone of the local economy, to thrive.”

Pictured top: Contractors either side of Executive Mayor of Croydon, Jason Perry, cleaning up Norbury High Street (Picture: Croydon council)

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