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Operation Freshview comes to Streatham

Local businesses joined forces with council staff and other agencies on Friday, in a day of action to make Streatham cleaner, greener and safer.

Operation Freshview sees council staff joined by other agencies including Community Payback, the Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade and Transport for London to tackle specific problems, improve the environment and freshen up a particular area.

The operations run once a month and on Friday Freshview came to Streatham.

Council staff blitzed graffiti, removed fly-posters and jet washed pavements, while staff from McDonalds helped paint bins along Streatham High Road and Southern Railways staff planted hanging baskets and removed rubbish from embankments around Streatham Hill Station.

Community Payback volunteers joined council parks staff clearing litter and removing undergrowth from Palace Road Nature Gardens, while the council also ran anti dog fouling and littering operations and talked to residents about recycling, while London Fire Brigade set up a fire safety advice stand on the Sackville Estate.

Cllr Lorna Campbell, Lambeth Council cabinet member for environment and sustainability, said: “It’s great to see businesses joining up with the council to help improve Streatham and I’d like to thank all those who took part. Our Freshview Operations make a real difference, ensuring that lasting improvements are made to the environment of the borough. By joining together with businesses and other services like the police, fire brigade and probation service, we can be more effective in tackling environmental problems like fly-tipping and graffiti.”

To learn more about Freshview, as well as Community Freshview – the award-winning scheme that sees residents join forces with the council to makeover their local areas – see http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/freshview

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