I sent it out to each Facebook group as it began and when @riotcleanup was set up (such a brilliant initiative and so very very helpful to us all! Great work guys!), I let them know the plans for Clapham which they tweeted out to their followers. Morning hit and I wasn't sure if anyone would come. People could be talking about it but would they really come?
I walked down the road with my broom in hand. Nearing Nandos, I couldn't see anyone and I thought - more Twitter chat but no action. But wait a minute...I rounded the corner and there were at least 30 - 40 people also armed with brooms. Hoorah!
We moved to St Johns Hill so not to disturb traffic and the numbers continued to grow as the day went on. The time to start the clean-up kept being pushed back as the forensics teams did their work. A team of us started helping organize the volunteers, with James being the main spokesman to relay info to the crowd (he does have a booming voice!) As the police drove by our growing numbers we clapped.