The Friends of Crofton Park Railway Garden write;
We are getting set to clean up Crofton Park Railway Garden! The Mayor, in partnership with McDonald’s is urging Londoners to grab litter-picks, gardening gloves, and paintbrushes and transform their neighbourhoods, as part of the ‘Capital Clean-up’ campaign this summer. Please join our Capital Clean-up days! Lewisham residents are invited to help spruce up the Crofton Park Railway Garden (Entrance on Marnock Road, SE4 1EU, off Brockley Road). This event will be run by the HopCroft Neighbourhood Forum and the regular volunteers at the garden. Participants will be helping with digging and clearing persistent weeds, digging and bagging rubbish, prunning, etc.
Please wear appropriate shoes (e.g. wellies, old trainers) and dress for the weather. All volunteers will receive a £5.00 voucher to cover/part-cover lunch at one of the local eateries. We will also provide refreshments to keep everyone going throughout the day.
Sun 14 Aug: 10am–12pm
Sat 20 Aug: 10am–3pm
Sun 11 Sept: 10am–3pm
Sat 24 Sept: 10am–3pm
We’re trying to rally as many people as possible to give up a few hours of their time to help us clean up the site. Please do forward to anyone you think may be interested in helping out! The site has had many years of litter and rubbish being dumped on it, and finally we are making progress as we work towards our vision for the site. We really are aiming for this to be used and enjoyed by everyone in the community.
About Capital CleanUp
In 2015, more than 4,600 volunteers gave over 17,000 hours to collect a staggering 3867 bags of litter and spruce up around 830,000 square metres of the capital. Over 315 tonnes of litter was collected – equivalent to 25 Routemaster buses! The Capital Clean-up campaign encourages Londoners do their bit by identifying things they can do to rejuvenate neglected parts of the city. Activities can be anything that residents identify as a priority in their area and in the past have included clean-ups of waterways, litter picks, creating new gardens and murals, habitat restoration and graffiti removal.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:
“These schemes represent the best of London: people of all backgrounds, in communities across the capital, rolling up their sleeves and working together to keep their local areas clean and safe for everyone to enjoy.”
The campaign is part of the Mayor’s Team London Speed Volunteering programme which is encouraging Londoners to do something great for their city. Capital Clean-up is a partnership campaign, led by the Mayor and supported by McDonald’s. Capital Clean-up works with a number of other organisations to help clean-up London including: Thames 21, Cleanup UK, Keep Britain Tidy, The Environment Agency and London Councils.