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Stratford border gets Olympic makeover

12:00 24 June 2012

Volunteers cleaning up Three Mills Green.

Volunteers cleaning up Three Mills Green.

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Volunteers gathered on the border of Stratford and Bow to give Three Mills Green an Olympic spruce.

Young and old travelled all across London to help tidy up Three Mills Green, part of the 10,000 acre, 26 mile-long Lee Valley Regional Park.

The park Authority teamed up with the Capital Clean Up campaign for the event to ensure the area was looking its best before east London welcomes visitors for the Olympic Games.

A partnership campaign led by the Mayor of London as part of his Team London programme, the volunteering team brought their enthusiasm to a spot of painting, decorating and litter picking.

Glen Turnbull, a volunteer from Poplar in Tower Hamlets, said: “As a local resident and volunteer, I am keen to be part of improving my local area not only for myself but for other visitors also.”

Sponsored by Games partner P&G, the Capital Clean Up campaign is now in its fifth year and has organised over 1,000 clean up events.

David Hutley, community engagement and volunteers office for the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, said: “This type of volunteering activity gives people from all backgrounds a fantastic opportunity to work together to create something of immense value to their environment, wildlife and local community in the run up to the London 2012 Games and beyong to create a lasting legacy for years to come.

“The volunteers that came have all been fantastic, they have worked extremely hard and helped us achieve so much.”

To volunteer for the Lee Valley Regional Park, email volunteers@leevalleypark.org.uk.

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