Sweeping change: Team take to the streets in Seven Kings clean-up
Plunging temperatures over the weekend were not enough to deter a group of determined volunteers who took their brooms to clean up the streets.
The volunteers met on Saturday morning to clear up rubbish from the roads as part of the For a Positive Change campaign launched earlier this year.
The project was started by the Al Noor Foundation, Green Lane, Goodmayes in May.
Sadiq Kothia, 49, from the foundation, said: “It’s about more than getting the streets clean, it’s the message to the youth and community that dropping litter’s not a good thing.”
The group of about 20 met at Seven Kings Mosque, High Road, Seven Kings.
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Since the project started the team has met more than 20 times to clean the streets of Ilford.
Mr Kothia said: “The cleaner the streets, the less crime and more pride there is. It also creates a sense of belonging and bringing the community together.”
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