Thousands of residents should now know about the Don’t Mess With Thornton Heath campaign thanks to the dedication of a team of volunteers.

More than 3,000 leaflets have been posted  through letterboxes in more than 50 streets in Thornton Heath over the last eight weeks.

In mid-August members of the Thornton Heath Community Action Team (THCAT) met with Cllr Stuart Collins, cabinet member for Clean Green Croydon.

Local resident and THCAT member, Graham Mitchell said: “Fly-tipping and eyesore front gardens in some areas had gotten out of hand and it was time to deliver a personal message that this isn’t acceptable in Thornton Heath.

“THCAT and councillor Collins agreed that visiting residents would help tackle these issues and hopefully persuade all of the community to Take Pride in Thornton Heath”.

Graham added “I’ve met some fantastic people on my travels around Thornton Heath who share our concerns about fly-tipping and it does seem that an uncaring minority cause the problems.

“But, I’m pleased to see the ‘green shoots’ as my neighbours are ordering new bins and recycling boxes. I’ve heard stories from friends that their neighbours have tackled their untidy front gardens after having the leaflet delivered. Small steps maybe, but, it is progress.”

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