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More than 100 gather for Bromley's biggest ever street clean-up in St Mary Cray

PUBLISHED: 15:51 10 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:51 10 June 2013

Councillors, police officers and members of the public gathered to sweep the streets of St Mary Cray.

Councillors, police officers and members of the public gathered to sweep the streets of St Mary Cray.

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The borough's biggest ever community clean-up took place in St Mary Cray on Thursday, with more than 100 people gathered to scrub and sweep the streets.

Volunteers targetted areas of concern highlighted by local residents during the day-long event, tackling abandoned cars, fly-tipping and graffiti - as well as litter picking.

Police community support officers had previously visited houses in Star Lane and on the Riverbirds Estate, gathering information about problem areas that was then turned into an action plan by Bromley Council and police officers.

Cllr Dough Auld, chairman of the public protection and safety policy development and scutiny committee, said: “It was a true partnership effort and reflects what can be achieved when all concerned work in conjunction.”

Police also executed a drugs warrant at an address in Star Lane, arresting a 19-year-old male on suspicion of possessing drugs. Cannabis and drug related paraphernalia were seized from the address.

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