Boris Johnson needs volunteers to give Beckton Park an Olympic spruce

Capital cleaners are needed to spruce up Beckton Park before Newham welcomes the world for the Olympic Games.

On May 12, a team of volunteers will be cleaning up the borders of the park near Royal Albert Way as part of the Capital Clean-up campaign.

Fronted annually by Mayor of London Boris Johnson, the scheme was launched at City Hall on Thursday by Upstairs Downstairs actress Keeley Hawes.

Mr Johnson said: “The eyes of the world will be focused firmly on London this summer, so I want the capital to look its best.

“It’s fantastic to have P&G on board for this year’s Capital Clean Up, which I hope will be the biggest yet. Through this campaign, we are calling on Londoners to help us spring clean ahead of the London 2012 Games.

“This is all part of my vision to bring the best of village life into our city to improve quality of life.”

Sponsored by cleaning and toiletry company Proctor and Gamble (P&G), more than 20 individual events are taking place from March to June.

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