Residents of Pollards Hill are now enjoying a cleaner and safer environment following a very successful ‘Safe and Sound’ clean up day in February.
About 70 people showed their community spirit and pulled up their shirtsleeves to participate in the Merton Partnership Against Crime (MPAC) program on Friday 14 February.
Street Warden Supervisor, Ian Fall said: ” There was a great turnout of volunteers from MPAC Neighbourhood Street Wardens, local residents, William Morris School students, and volunteers from Environmental Services and MOAT Housing Group.
“The group collected over 50 bags of litter, removed graffiti and fly-tipping from the entire estate and had nine abandoned vehicles removed.”
The shops along South lodge lane had graffiti either removed or painted over along their fronts. The roads where sweep by cleaning vehicles and lunch was held in the pollards hill residents shop.
A number of community representatives attended including Member of Parliament Ms S McDonagh, Councilor John Cole, Police Commander Des Stout, Rachael Drake Chair of the environmental steering group, and Christine Baily, Chair of the Wardens Support Panel Pollards Hill.
The morning started of with an introduction to the day and a health and safety brief by Ian fall and Pat Dejesus London Borough of Merton. In attendees during the day included the Jackie Andrews Regional housing manager Moat housing group, John baker Chief Executive of MOAT housing group, mike Phillips community development manager Moat, Susan cooper regional director moat housing group, Mathew Lilly senior youth and community development worker.
The fire brigade also attended with a fire truck which the children enjoyed very much indeed under the command of station commander Raymond sarton.
The Warden scheme which is part of Merton partnership against crime would like to give thanks to all those whom took part in front of and behind the scenes to make the clean and safe, safe and sound day such a success for the environment and the residents of Pollards Hill.