Help Clean-Up Your Community

South Wimbledon Clear Up Day coming soon

Starting this month and running until July, a programme of borough-wide clean-up events will see Merton Council working with Street Champions, Merton Matters, Sustainable Merton, community groups and residents to spruce up local neighbourhoods over the spring and summer months.

The first spruce-up event will take place on Saturday March 14 in St Helier, starting at St Helier roundabout on Morden Road and covering an area up to Middleton Road, coming back along Canterbury Road. The council's clean team will lead the clean-up and will supply everyone with litter pickers, gloves and bags on the day.

As part of the Love Your Street campaign and following the success of last year's Big Merton Clean-Up, other dates include:

• Wednesday 27 May, 10am-12pm: Merton High Street service slip road, Haydon Road Recreation Ground, Trafalgar Road meeting at Haydons Road Recreation Park in Haydons Road.
• Saturday 4 July, 10am-12pm: Area around Dundonald Road tram stop and Dundonald Park, meeting at Dundonald Park by the pavilion.

All of the clean-ups are open to everyone and to attend, people can show up on the day or let the council know by calling 0208 545 3189 and leaving a message.

Meanwhile, a South Wimbledon clean-up will take place from 10am-noon on Saturday March 21. Organised as part of the national Community Clear Up Day, the meeting point is Nelson Gardens on the High Path just off Morden Road (opposite Staples). Litter pickers, gloves and high visibility jackets will be provided.

Merton Council's cabinet member for environmental cleanliness and parking, Councillor Judy Saunders said: "Merton is a great place to live but a small minority of people continue to litter our streets. We know that many residents work hard to keep their neighbourhood clean and the Love Your Street campaign is about recognising that commitment, taking a stand against litter and showing pride in our local area.

"I encourage everyone to come along and take part in one of the clean-ups and if getting out and about to clean up isn’t your thing, you can still show your support by being the eyes and ears of the community and reporting issues that need to be addressed."

March 12, 2014