New Initiative To Make Merton a Greener Borough

Residents invited to take part in three street planting days

All Merton residents invited to get planting on their street
All Merton residents invited to get planting on their street

Merton Garden Streets, a volunteer-led initiative to get everyone out planting up their streets, is beginning later this month.

The aim is to create a greener borough that’s wildlife-friendly, cooler, has better drainage, protection from pollution, and aids well-being.

All Merton residents are invited to take part by organisers Merton Climate Action Group.

The first planting day is happening on 15 May and, in advance of this date, members of the community are asked to volunteer as Street Coordinators to spread the word and encourage neighbours to sign up to get involved with front garden planting, window boxes, hanging baskets, ‘greening-up’ bin/bike sheds and street planting (e.g., tree pits).

The second and third community planting days are happening on 19 June and 17 July. For more information, go to .

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May 10, 2021