As part of The Great British September Clean 2020, Labour councillors and members of the local community took part in litter picks across North and West Watford. During a 2 week period, over 16 bags of litter were collected in Callowland Recreation Ground, Goodwood Recreation Ground, Harwoods Recreation Ground, Harebreaks Recreation Ground & Harebreaks Wood, Orchard Park, and both sides of St Albans Road including the roads that come off it.
Leader of the Labour Group and West Watford County Councillor Nigel Bell said: “Delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to keep our parks clean for everyone to enjoy and to discourage anti-social behaviour from taking place in Watford.”
Local campaign Dennis Watling said: “it’s important to look after and take care of our much loved green spaces in Watford so it was great to be involved with this September Clean with fellow residents and our Labour councillors.”
North Watford County councillor Asif Khan organised the North Watford clean up and said, “we are grateful to Veolia for supplying the litter pickers over the fortnight and fellow councillors and local residents who helped us take part in improving our local area. I was surprised by the amount of litter that was picked up in the play areas and along St Albans Road, which included discarded PPE.”
Please see attached below pictures of our teams: County Cllr Asif Khan, Cllr Bilqees Mauthoor, Local Campaigner Dennis Watling and Cllr Richard Smith.