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Capital Clean-up 2016: Now Open

Posted by Samantha Reeve on January 11, 2016

Capital Clean-up is the Mayor’s partnership campaign to help Londoners get together to spruce up their city. It’s part of his wider Team London volunteering programme and is supported by McDonald’s. We offer small grants of £500-£1,500, as well as clean-up kits to help you run local clean-up events. We mainly pay for costs of ... Continue reading »


Capital Clean-up is a Mayor of London led partnership programme enabling Londoners to volunteer and clean-up our city through local action.

Watch this space for new projects joining...


Greening Willesden Green

In this project we are looking to Green our town of Willesden Green. Included in this project are improving the planting spaces in our two tube stations of Willesden Green and Dollis Hill. Proving planters on railings outside the stations. Growing Vegetables with children in boxes along our High Road. Encouraging our retailers to plant outside their premises. Planting tree pits and other growing/greening activities in the town.We are looking to encourage not only children but also adults with no garden or issues to assist in these projects.

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August Clean Up Day!

Ackroyd Drive is a series of 4 parks connected to the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park; originally a Victorian cemetery, it is now a designated park, Local Nature Reserve and Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation in East London.Every year around 3000 volunteers help to maintain the cemetery park, which is home to some rare and endangered species of plants and animals and hosts many local people, including around 7500 school children, who use the park to learn and enjoy. The area is prone to littering, and graffiti and this summer has been in serious need of some TLC! So this August, with funding and clean up kits kindly donated from the GLA and Groundwork as part of the Capital Clean Up programme, 12 volunteers got together with their tools and gloves and got to work sprucing up the area. On this occasion, an astounding 10 bags of litter were collected from Ackroyd Drive, after which the volunteers got stuck in with the much needed weeding!All the volunteers relished seeing their hard work pay off, as they completely transformed the weed-ridden and littered green spaces into litterless weed-free dandelion-blooming parks!Many of the volunteers commented on how sociable the day was and how nice it was to do some volunteering out in the open.Blog written by Isy, intern at Project Dirt




Capital Clean Up 2016 Deadline

9:00, Monday 14th March

Hosted by: Samantha Reeve

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Capital Clean-up


Events (2)



Hackney Downs Park Consultation Day

London | Hackney | Hackney

Come and have your say about what you would like to see at your local park! Find ...



Introduction to Hedge Laying

London | Tower Hamlets | Mile End

Hedgelaying is a centuries old traditional craft. Hedges are a natural feature of our countryside, providing ...