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Connaught serves up clean streets for Wimbledon

01 July 2010

Connaught Environmental Ltd is aiming to provide an ‘ace’ service keeping the streets clean around the Wimbledon Championships as part of its contract with the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Connaught has been preparing for the annual Wimbledon tournament, focussing on making the journey for thousands of spectators from Southfields tube station to the All England Club as pleasant and as pristine as the tennis courts.  Around 90,000 spectators are expected to visit the All England Club in the first two days alone and a vast majority of them arrive via Southfields tube on the District Line.  The organisers expect 500,000 tennis fans will attend the Championships, potentially creating extra litter to collect for Connaught and Wandsworth.
During the Wimbledon fortnight Wandsworth Borough Council and Connaught work around the clock to maintain Championship standards.  Even though spectators can no longer set up camp on the pavement area in order to queue for tickets the Connaught team will be litter picking, street cleaning and emptying bins all day throughout the duration of the tournament. This year Connaught has new equipment to make sure the service is as good as it can be.
Richard Haddon, chief executive of Connaught Environmental Ltd said: “The All England Club fully supports the work that Connaught and Wandsworth do to keep the area in the best possible shape for the Championships.  We lay on extra staff and vehicles to sweep the roads and pay particular attention to Southfields tube station, where people either get a shuttle bus or walk down Wimbledon Park Road.  It’s a landmark event for Wandsworth, the UK and for Connaught and we’re proud to be a part of it.  I will be keeping my fingers crossed for Andy Murray this year!”


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