Merton Wardens scheme nominated for three national awards

Merton’s Neighbourhood Warden Scheme has been nominated for three national awards. The Scheme is nominated for two awards sponsored by the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit, one for ‘Team of the Year’ and an individual ‘Personal Achievement Award’ for Alan Davies, Senior Neighbourhood Warden.

The ENCAM’s award, which is linked to the Keep Britain Tidy campaign, is to recognise the Clean and Safe, Safe and Sound day, which was undertaken at Pollards Hill in February of this year. The Awards will be presented to the winners at the National Wardens Awards Ceremony in November.

Each nomination has received letters of support from local businesses, residents and members of the local authority. Support on the ground for the wardens is high as shown in the MPAC community safety survey, where 87% responded saying a warden service was important to have in the borough.

The scheme was also chosen as one of three nationally to take part in videos for use by Neighbourhood Warden Unit. The schemes chosen to take part in the video promoted Best Practice and gave guidance on topics such as sustainability and the added value that wardens bring to the local community.

Ian Fall, Merton Neighbourhood Wardens Operational Manager said of the nominations:

” These awards are proof that Merton’s warden scheme is recognised both locally, by local residents and partners, as well as nationally. All involved in the scheme are delighted with the nominations, and it would be a great achievement for the wardens, residents, partners and Merton as whole if we are successful in November.”