Putney High Street gets a Spring Clean!

Capital Clean Up – Putney High Street – 30th June 2012

Local residents took to the streets on Saturday 30th June to give it a spring clean before the Olympic Cycling event later this month.

Volunteers from the local area, assisted by Groundwork London staff, scrubbed clean the street furniture from Putney Bridge.

The volunteers worked very hard scrubbing away grease and grime on safety railings and benches, working their way up the High Street.

As one Volunteer Alek said " We could use an army of volunteers to tackle the whole High Street and make Putney shine!".

The small band of volunteers were encouraged and supported by passers by who were curious about their work and inspired by their dedication.

Claire said "I think it is obvious how much difference we made and it is satisfying to see the results of our efforts".

As part of the P&G Capital Clean Up household favourite Ariel detergent helped to make five London boroughs stainless this summer, and asked Londoners to vote for their most deserving borough. Wandsworth was one of the boroughs with the highest votes and was cleaned, buffed and polished by Ariel. Ariel worked closely with the winning local authorities, the Greater London Authority and partner Groundwork London to identify an area in each borough.

The results speak for themselves with the bright blue safety railings emerging from under a thick layer of grime.