Don't Mess With Croydon

Don't Mess with Croydon seeks to crack down on fly-tipping and other environmental crimes. Find out about community clean-ups, community Street Champions and the Love Clean Streets app.

Residents’ stories

The Don’t Mess With Croydon award recognises residents who dedicate their time and energy keeping Croydon clean and green.

Winner – Graham Mitchell

The 2018 winner was Graham Mitchell from the Thornton Heath Community Action Team. A trained waterway clear-up leader, Graham regularly organises clear ups of Norbury Brook and Thornton Heath Rec.

Finalist – Andrew Dickinson

From organising litter picks in Wandle Park to running Croydon ReUse - an upcycling project to prevent unnecessary landfill – Andrew Dickinson is committed to making a positive difference to Croydon’s environment.

Finalist – The Sensible Garden Team

This group of volunteers from South Norwood have transformed a once dilapidated piece of land into a much-loved community garden for local residents.

Find out more about the Mayor of Croydon’s Civic Awards.