Jubilee Gardens is proud to join the new ‘Clean Parks for London’ campaign organised by Parks for London starting in April 2022 with a simple ask for Londoners and visitors to keep our parks clean.
Parks for London estimates £14.8 million of taxpayers’ money is spent on litter collection and disposal for London’s parks and green spaces every year. Jubilee Gardens have joined hands with Parks for London along with 16 other organisations including the Mayor of London to launch a new campaign this April with a simple ask for Londoners and visitors to keep our parks and green spaces clean, by simply taking home what they bring with them.
Ted Inman, Chair of the Jubilee Gardens Trust which manages Jubilee Gardens on London’s South Bank, said: “As one of the busiest and best-loved green spaces in Central London we provide essential space to play and relax for South Bank residents, local workers and visitors alike. In the South Bank area 70% of residents don’t have access to a garden, with parks such as Jubilee Gardens offering green space for exercise and access to nature which has such a benefit for mental health.
Unfortunately, as lockdowns ended in 2021 the Gardens saw a huge increase in litter at a time when the Trust’s funds had been significantly impacted by the pandemic. Not only was this litter a shocking eyesore but an environmental tragedy and upsetting for Jubilee Gardens visitors and staff alike. For our small locally based charitable trust comprising representatives of residents, businesses and adjacent landowners, the cost of hiring additional staff to clean and clear rubbish, along with waste disposal, put an increased strain on our finances.”
You can read the full announcement here.