Staff from McDonald’s restaurants across the borough of Ealing embarked on a mass litter pickup and street tidy campaign at the Windmill Estate in Hanwell on 24 July.
Over 50 staff from McDonald’s restaurants in Southall, Ealing, Acton and Hanwell embarked on a three-hour clean-up to pick up litter on the Windmill Estate. Local councillors have previously raised concerns about the amount of litter on the estate, and the team at the restaurants were keen to involve the local community in the cleanup campaign tohelp to enhance pride in the area. The clean-up event was part of Keep Britain Tidy’s anti-littering campaign, ‘Love Where You Live’. The campaign encourages the public to take action and help reduce the amount of litter in their local area.
The clean-up campaign was supported Virendra Sharma, MP for Southall Ealing; the Safer Neighbourhood Team from Southall; Cardinal Wiseman School and local councillors. All joined staff from McDonald’s on the day to pick up litter on the estate.
Speaking about the campaign, Atul Pathak, franchisee for McDonald’s restaurants across Ealing borough said: “We wanted to come together as a group to help make a real difference to the appearance of the local environment. Litter is unsightly and we hope this activity raises awareness of our collective responsibility to help keep the area clean. The cleanup was also a good opportunity to work in partnership with our neighbours and get to know them better.”