In line with our ongoing commitment to the local community, we assembled partners including Westminster City Council and Transport for London (TfL) on 21 March 2022 to undertake a thorough clean of Edgware Road as part of this year’s Great British Spring Clean.
Several contractors joined us, including the council’s recycling and waste partner Veolia and TfL’s partner Ringway, to undertake gully cleansing, pavement washing and repairs, chewing gum removal, pothole filling and bin replacement the length of Edgware Road, from Marble Arch to the Marylebone Flyover. The morning saw eight vehicles, and 25 crew members participating in over 100 hours of cleaning.
Alongside the widespread clean of the district, the BID’s Street Team worked with TfL’s Strategic Road Network crews and the council’s inspectors to offer helpful tips to local businesses on the best ways to dispose of commercial waste, as well as provide recycling advice, to ensure Edgware Road remains a pleasant space for those who live, work, visit or attend school in the area.
This year marks the fifth year that Marble Arch London BID has brought together teams to take part in the Great British Spring Clean. The BID previously pulled together teams of volunteers and staff from businesses across the district to take part in activities ranging from picking up litter from nearby canals to working in the wildflower meadows in Hyde Park.
The Great British Spring Clean is a national campaign run by Keep Britain Tidy. It is the UK’s single biggest environmental mass participation event and sees volunteers from across the country make more than one million miles of British outdoor spaces cleaner and greener.
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A safer, cleaner district is one of the BID’s central themes, alongside resilient businesses, a connected community, and a vibrant destination. This is why events such as The Great British Spring Clean which bring the community and our partners together are a regular fixture in our calendar. We would like to thank Westminster City Council, TfL, and all the contractors for supporting an event which is crucial to ensuring the district remains a welcoming, thriving, and hospitable environment for all.
Kay Buxton, Chief Executive, Marble Arch London BID