A litter hero from Clapham has been recognised for his dedication to keeping the borough clean by receiving an award.

Nigel Parker has been selected as one of the first Keep Britain Tidy #LitterHeroes Ambassadors.

He said: “Zero tolerance for litter- everyone can help by picking up litter and putting it in a bin - don’t leave it to someone else. Why not go for a walk and carry a litter bag with you? Get exercise and Keep Britain Tidy too.

“I hate seeing litter on the ground, in parks or on buses and tubes. There’s never an excuse for dropping litter - put it in a bin or take it home.”

Nigel has big plans to improve his neighbourhood. His passions which are London and fighting against littering means he takes any opportunity to clean up his beloved city, either in groups or alone.

He was recognised as an ambassador at the Keep Britain Tidy Litter Heroes event on Saturday, June 23.

The network of volunteers across the country has been created by charity Keep Britain Tidy with support from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, who have helped to create a network of volunteers across the country.

Allison Ogden-Newton, Keep Britain Tidy’s chief executive said: “While we should all care for the environment on our doorstep, there are some people who go above and beyond – supporting and inspiring others with their passion and infectious enthusiasm.

“That’s why we are delighted that Nigel is joining us as one of our first #LitterHeroes Ambassadors. Thanks to support from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, we are now able to give a helping hand to some of these amazing individuals as they inspire others and take action to clean up our country.”