Hounslow’s the pick of the bunch

Residents, community groups and Council workers jumped at the chance to take up the challenge of the Great British Spring Clean.

Published: Wednesday, 11th May 2022

Volunteers taking part in the Harvard Hill Litter Pick
Bags of support: Community volunteers take part in the Harvard Hill litter pick.

They came, they saw, they cleaned.

Litter-pickers and rubbish bags in hand, residents, community volunteers, Council workers and more have done the borough the proud with a major clean-up.

As part of the annual Great British Spring Clean, Hounslow Council urged everyone to get out and get active by taking care of local grot spots within their own communities. 

The Council supported the event by providing anyone who wanted to take part with the equipment to get their litter pick going.

In total, the Council had 22 requests for help across the borough, with many more community groups and individuals doing their own thing as well.

Some of the fantastic events that took place, included a clean sweep of Harvard Hill in Chiswick by the local Friends group and the area’s Environmental Champions. 

There was also a terrific pick up in Turnham Green, again organised by the area’s Environmental Champions. 

Meanwhile Hounslow Council’s Climate Change and Green Recovery teams lived up their names by rolling up their sleeves and completing a litter pick in and around Hounslow town centre along with colleagues from the Environment, Culture and Customer Services teams.

Housing estates, schools and the Council’s Registration, Nationality and Cemeteries Team also took part. 

Litter pickers outside Hounslow House.


The event is organised nationally by Keep Britain Tidy and saw nearly half a million bags of litter collected. 

And the message to everyone now is: keep up the good work and let’s continue to keep our communities clean.

  • Hounslow Council’s Environmental Champions are volunteers from across the community who take part in regular events making the borough a cleaner, greener and healthier place for everyone. You can find out more about the champions and how to get involved here.
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