A dog walker has organised a mass clean up of Walthamstow Marshes after his pet dog was injured by shattered glass

Designer Fabien Ho with his Terrier Toastie outside the wildlife mural at Walthamstow Marshes

Designer Fabien Ho with his Terrier Toastie outside the wildlife mural at Walthamstow Marshes

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A dog walker has initiated a mass clean up after being fed up of reporting littering at a nature reserve site.

The 'flash mob clean up day' organised by Fabien Ho, of Coppermill Lane in Walthamstow, will take place at Walthamstow Marshes in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, on Saturday.

Dozens of residents have agreed to join the 37-year-old designer and his dog Toastie in a bid to raise awareness of fly-tipping, graffiti, and broken glass at the grassland site.

Mr Ho organised the clean up after his pet Terrier cut her paw last month on shattered glass that was reported to have been cleaned up three days earlier following a complaint  to Waltham Forest Council.

"Saturday is about showing people we care about Walthamstow Marshes and the Coppermill Fields.

"It's also about telling the council in a positive way that they need to step up their game and make the land safe," said Mr Ho.

Land ownership is split beween the council, Lee Valley Regional Park, Network Rail and Thames Water, meaning there is sometimes a delay in residents finding out who is responsible for clearing the mess.

If you're interested in taking part, please meet at the wildlife mural at Walthamstow Marshes for a 10:30am start on Saturday.

 

 

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