MQT on 2011-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2011
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A constituent has contacted me about the appalling amount of litter and general filthy state of roads and pavements between Victoria Station and Hyde Park. She was horrified at the amount of rubbish strewn over pavements and ashamed at the image this presents to visitors to London. Given that you have recently awarded £30k to Keep Britain Tidy to provide a co-ordinator to help deliver the 2011/12 Capital Clean-up Campaign, will you please have a word with them about focusing their attentions on Westminster Council to persuade them to clean up their act?


Answer for Litter

Answer for Litter

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am disappointed to hear of your constituent's experience. My Capital Clean-up campaign aims to make London cleaner and greener for the 2012 spotlight by co-ordinating events from litter-picks to litter enforcement and education activities across the capital. Around 1,700 volunteers took part in nearly 150 events across 22 boroughs during the campaign's June/July campaign. At the Capital Clean-up September launch last week, more than 200 volunteers collected over 300 bags of litter from the scrub and woodland around Tottenham Marshes. The City of Westminster has taken part in previous years' campaigns; I will pass on your constituent's specific concerns and strongly urge them to deliver clean-up events during our September and January 2012 campaigns.