New Year’s Day street clean led by youth group in Hounslow

Hundreds of Muslim youths hit the streets across the UK with litter-pickers and bin bags on 1 January 2019 as part of a nationwide AMYA initiative.

Published: Friday, 18th January 2019

Image of AMYA group after the new year clean up.

Hundreds of Muslim youths hit the streets across the UK with litter-pickers and bin bags on 1 January 2019 as part of a nationwide AMYA initiative to help keep Britain tidy after the new-year festivities, and Hounslow was no exception. 

A group of sixty young people from all over Middlesex from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) came to Hanworth Park, in Hounslow to litter-pick and street clean Elmwood Avenue and Hanworth Park all the way up to Hanworth Park House.  Blessed with good weather conditions, the group began their clean-up at 9 am at Hanworth Park by Elmwood Avenue. 

Members of the public were invited to join in, and refreshments were provided. The operation was very well received by the public, who lent the group their support, wishing them a Happy New Year and thanking them for their efforts. Along with members of the public who joined in was local Ward Councillor, Cllr Hanif Khan. Together the group filled a total of 22 bags of rubbish between 9 am and 10.30am.

Atta-ur-Rahman Khalid, AMYA Leader for Middlesex said:

"Our members have enjoyed living in Feltham for decades and we always take any opportunity to help our local community.  What better way for us to start the new year than by serving our community?These are the teachings of our faith and we wanted to start our year by practising our faith and doing something really positive.”

Cllr Hanif Khan, Ward Councillor for Hanworth Park said:

"It's great that we have such wonderful residents and organisations in the local area that are committed to keeping our streets clean and working towards protecting the environment. A lovely start to 2019, let’s continue with this attitude and work together this year to keep our streets clean and safe. A huge thank to everyone involved.”

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