“If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.”
- Robert South
My nine year old son organised a litter collection on Arica Road.
We had been away for a while and our front looked a mess so I cleared it up and that triggered the suggestion by my son, who was also looking to get to know more people on the street! That really worked.
Together we made flyers which he posted through every door on the street. We borrowed litter picks and gloves from the council and about 15 people turned out to clean the street of litter and weeds. This photo shows the after effect.
It didn't last long before more rubbish was spotted, but the weeding makes a big improvement.
The tide of litter may not have been stemmed for long, but his legend will live long in the annals of Brockley Central.