Join Winning Float's Lap Of Honour

Horsepower will be out on the streets

Merton residents can join a lap of honour for the council's prize-winning float, Horsepower, as it heads back to Wimbledon College of Art. 

The distinctive horse will leave the Civic Centre in Morden on Saturday 21 April at noon and head for the college in Merton Hall Road.

Mayor of Merton Councillor Gilli Lewis-Lavender is keen to see as many councillors, council staff, family and friends as possible out collecting for the Mayoral charities along the way.

Horsepower (pictured right) came joint first with Westminster City Council in the 2012 New Year's Day parade, earning £7,000 for the Mayor's charities.

The theme of the parade was 'The London Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II'.

Merton's entry paid homage to the horse-drawn wagon of the Surrey Iron Railway in Merton – the first licensed public railway in the world. The improved transport links contributed to the resurrection of the modern Olympic Games, allowing people to travel from greater distance

Councillor Lewis-Lavender said: "I'm extremely proud of this amazing horse made by our students, and this is a great opportunity for all our residents to see the wonderful workmanship first-hand.

"I look forward to as many of our residents as possible joining me for Horsepower's lap of honour."

April 12, 2012

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