Ilford pupils petition against dirty streets by their school

PUBLISHED: 17:10 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:12 25 July 2017

School children met with cllr Athwal. Picture Redbridge Council

School children met with cllr Athwal. Picture Redbridge Council

Redbridge Council

More than a 1,000 children petitioned Redbridge Council to take action over the “dirty streets” by their school in Ilford.

Pupils at Cleveland Road Primary School, Cleveland Road, were upset at having to walk past unclean streets everyday.

School children handed over a letter with 1,288 signatures to council leader Councillor Jas Athwal and asked him for help.

He said: “Littering in any form is not acceptable and everyone has the right to be able to walk in clean streets.”

“I can assure that every effort will be made to resolve the issue.”

Roads in the area are often cleaned on a Thursday and Friday and the school asked if they could be cleaned every morning before 8am instead.

Veena Naidoo, of Cleveland Road Primary School, said: “We are very happy about our constructive meeting we are confident that soon our children will have the clean streets that they deserve.”

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