Members of the local community and local Councillors, Tom Davies, Thay Thayalan and Lorraine Rolfe, all got stuck into the annual clean up on the Broad Oaks access road, Tolworth last Sunday, 6th March.
Over 50 bags of waste, 3 truck loads of large fly-tipped items and an entire skip was filled by the community volunteers on a chilly Sunday morning. Residents both young and old got stuck in and the area is looking drastically better for the local residents who live there.
Cllr Thay said:
"Thank you very much for the help with the community clean up yesterday. It could not have been successful without the support of residents and volunteers.
Broad Oaks looks really great now and I hope it stays that way."
Cllr Tom said:
"What a brilliant effort! Broad Oaks really looks a lot better after the hard work put in on Sunday.
We [the local Tolworth and Hook Rise Councillors] need to keep the pressure on the Tory administration to force the landlords and businesses to take on their responsibility to the community and keep the road clean."
Cllr Lorraine said:
"I am so pleased with how many residents came out to help on Sunday, we really could not have done it without them.
It also showed, once again, how valuable Barry [the Neighbourhood manager] and the Rangers are to our community - we will fight to save them from Tory cuts."
The Broad Oaks clean up team have now also formed a community gardening group, supported by Councillor Hilary Gander, who will meet at 10am on the first Saturday of every month. The project will be looking at maintaining the small community garden at the end of the Broad Oaks for the benefit of the residents.
Sign the petition calling on the leader of the Royal Borough of Kingston to put pressure on the private landlords to clear up and maintain the area, prevent further fly-tipping and ensure that the access to properties are made safe.