Help Clean-Up Your Community

Part of the Love Your Street campaign

A programme of borough-wide clean-up events is seeing 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.

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

• Wednesday 27 May, 10am-12pm: Merton High Street service slip road, Haydons 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.

And a Wimbledon Chase clean-up will be taking place tomorrow (April 18) from 10am-12 noon. The council has supplied litter-pickers, bags, gloves and high-vis jackets and will collect the litter on Saturday afternoon.

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."

April 17, 2015