Friday, 9 April 2010

Lambeth streets are the cleanest they've ever been

Environment secretary Hilary Benn and best-selling author Bill Bryson, who is also president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, met street cleaners on the South Bank on Tuesday morning ahead of a summit to tackle the blight of litter. They were joined by Labour Leader of the Council, Steve Reed and Cllr Sally Prentice.

Lambeth was chosen as the place to launch the Minister’s summit because of our vastly improved record in this area. Figures published last year show that Lambeth’s streets are cleaner than at any time since current records began 6 years ago.

Later today, major brands from the fast food, fizzy drinks and chewing gum industries are coming together for the first time with Keep Britain Tidy, government representatives, local authorities, land managers and campaign groups.

McDonalds, Coca-Cola and Wrigleys are among firms forming the partnership with authorities to stamp out litter.

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