Ilford volunteers take street hygiene into their own hands
- Credit: Archant
Spiritual street cleaners came equipped with brooms to sweep up the roads and encourage others to follow suit.
Members of Ilford’s Dera Sacha Sauda – an international spiritual movement from India – took part in its cleanliness campaign to keep the streets of Ilford spick and span.
The group, which collected more than 600 rubbish bags, wants the borough’s residents to stop relying on the council to keep the streets clean.
Clean up organiser Ankur Jain, 30, of Ilford, said: “If you look at our streets, there’s so much dirt around - we should do more to look after our environment.
“We shouldn’t have to rely on other people to clean up our streets because the council can only do so much.”
You may also want to watch:
More than 60 volunteers swept and weeded pavements in more than 25 streets around Albert Road, Ilford.
Ankur added: “I believe that we are guests of Earth and as a guests we should treat it with respect.”
- 1 Mercato Ilford 'delayed again' as council pushes for Christmas opening
- 2 Road and rail round-up: Disruptions to travel in east London this week
- 3 'Not acceptable': Residents mount opposition to plumbers' building plan
- 4 Cross-party group demands mayor reject Tesco Goodmayes development
- 5 Two more police 'enforcement hubs' to open in Redbridge
- 6 Jailed: Men who laundered £25m from cash and carry warehouses
- 7 'Sick and tired': More restaurants fall victim to Just Eat scammers
- 8 The most expensive houses sold in your east London borough in August
- 9 Chadwell Heath pharmacy to offer Covid-19 booster jabs with flu vaccine
- 10 Six cars damaged and lamppost felled in late-night Loxford crash
Call 077 3749 2228 for more information on the group.