Issue date: 7 April 2011
Over 80 volunteer Streetwatchers have taken part in a massive clean-up of the Grand Union Canal organised by Ealing Council.
Four tons of rubbish was pulled out including mattresses, a washing machine, plastic toys, a few TV's and even a kitchen sink. The council’s graffiti contractors also removed 318 square metres of graffiti.
The Streetwatchers are local volunteers who take an active interest in Ealing’s streets and parks. They report problems such as fly-tipping and graffiti so that the council can deal with them.