Edgware Road Partnership

19th September 2013

Edgware Road Partnership Cleans Up

Businesses from Edgware Road were joined by colleagues from Westminster Council, Veolia, Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police on 19 September 2013 in the first ever multi-agency clean up of Edgware Road, organised by Edgware Road Partnership.

We collected litter, washed signs and bins, unblocked gulleys, cleared telephone boxes of cards, pressure-washed and repaired pavements, removed graffiti and painted street furniture.

From Marble Arch to Marylebone Flyover more than 50 volunteers from local businesses took to the street, collecting over 70 bags of litter between them.

Organised by Edgware Road Partnership, all shops, restaurants, hotels and cafés were invited to roll up their sleeves and spruce up the street’s appearance.

Martin Ramskill, Chairman of Edgware Road Partnership and General Manager, Grosvenor Victoria Casino, said: “Sadly people do judge a book by its cover. Businesses on Edgware Road have worked alongside a host of agencies to show what can be achieved when efforts are combined. We have demonstrated that there is overwhelming support and energy to improve Edgware Road. Special thanks go to Veolia, Westminster City Council, Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police for joining us, providing materials, staff and contractors – we could not have done this without their support and involvement.”

Cllr Heather Acton, Westminster Council’s Edgware Road Champion, said: "I am delighted that so many groups and businesses are taking to the street to help us collect litter. This Edgware Road Litter Pick Up event aims to improve the appearance of the area and the general environment within Westminster - a priority for the council. It will help encourage residents, visitors and businesses to take greater responsibility to help us keep litter off our streets."

Dana Skelley, Director of Roads, Transport for London, said:
“Across the summer we have been working to modernise signals and repair junctions on Edgware Road, ahead of the planned resurfacing of the Edgware Road this autumn. Our staff and contractors were out today removing graffiti, cleaning signs and bus shelters, and painting street furniture – helping to make Edgware Road a more pleasant place to be.”