Another Successful Blackheath Clean Up Day
Conservative campaigners in Blackheath Westcombe ward supported the most recent Blackheath Clean-Up day on the 1st October, helping Greenwich and Lewisham Councils in keeping the Heath clean. Conservative Councillor for Blackheath Westcombe ward, Cllr Geoff Brighty, was joined by Conservative campaigners including Roger Tester and Thomas Turrell. The team was down in Vanburgh Pits, removing a range of litter. Greenwich Council issues around 2,000 Fixed Penalty Fines for littering each year and the charity Keep Britain Tidy estimates that 30 million tons of litter are dropped every year, costing the UK taxpayer £1bn to clear up. Councillor Geoff Brighty said: “It is good to see so many residents caring about their community enough to give up an afternoon to clean it up. That said, it is deeply disappointing that some people feel the need to spoil our environment and expect tax-payers to pick up the bill because they can’t be bothered to hold onto their rubbish until they find a bin."