Tonnes of rubbish cleared in biggest ever clean-up of Parkland Walk
More than 100 people armed with litter pickers and bin bags cleared tonnes of rubbish in the biggest ever clean-up of the Parkland Walk at the weekend.
Volunteers waded into the undergrowth, which stretches from Finsbury Park, through Highgate, to Muswell Hill, for the first “deep clean” of the nature reserve in nearly 30 years.
Rubbish collectors found tyres, three kitchen sinks and a bottle opener among the debris.
More than 24 tonnes of rubbish were removed by 136 volunteers in four sessions at the weekend.
On Sunday, litter pickers cleaned up the section of the walk that runs through Highgate, starting off from behind Milton Park.
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The clear-up was a collaboration between the Friends of Parkland Walk and Haringey Council.
Simon Olley, chairman of Friends of Parkland Walk, said: “It went extremely well. We were delighted with the turnout and we found everything, including the kitchen sink!”
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