Pollards Hill Clean and Safe Day – MPAC ‘Safe and Sound’ Initiative

Between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on Friday 14 February, residents of Pollards Hill Estate can join their local Street Warden to help remove fly tipping, litter, abandoned vehicles and graffiti (FLAG) from in and around their area.

The MPAC Warden Scheme has obtained a £1000 grant to encourage and assist new ideas
based on ‘Clean and Safe’ for the development of warden and community activities.

Ian Fall, Street Warden Supervisor, said: “The funding is assisting us to hold the ‘Clean and Safe’ project in Pollards Hill following the success of the borough-wide FLAG clean-up last year.”

“The overall aim of the day is to continue with the FLAG theme, involving wardens, environmental services, police, local school children and community volunteers to improve the environmental enhancement of the area and promote social cohesion,” he said.

“We are hoping that many volunteers of all ages participate in this day-long event to help make Pollards Hill, ‘Clean and Safe – Safe and Sound’.

“Volunteers would be working alongside representatives from MOAT (Pollards Hill Housing Association), Environmental Services and Departments of the London Borough of Merton.

The event will commence at 10.00 am with a health and safety briefing with Environmental Services representatives, then teams will be organized and allocated tasks for the day. All personal protective equipment will be provided for those involved in the day’s activities.

All are welcome to attend the day and refreshments will be provided for volunteers.

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For further information, please contact Ian Fall, Street Warden Supervisor on 0208 545 4605.

PRESS CONTACT – Georgina Hart 0208 545 3483

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Notes to Editors:
* MPAC – Merton Partnership Against Crime manages the Neighbourhood Street Warden Scheme