Between 26 July and 6 August, Soul in the City, a community organisation helped to bring together some of Merton’s churches and hosted a range of projects and activities including community clean-ups tackling three different areas of Merton.
Mitcham Parish Church, Raynes Park Parish Church, Lower Morden and Morden Baptist Church all took part in a week long clean-up of clearing litter, rubbish and graffiti within the Borough of Merton. Alley-ways, playing fields and residential roads all benefited from their kind help. A skip was provided for the disposal of rubbish in Mitcham, cage vehicles removed bulky items that had been dumped in alleyways and graffiti was removed from street furniture and other premises.
The initiative was a great success although it was at times hampered by rain. Nevertheless, the groups continued on.
Soul in the city also offered Football Tournaments, Social Action, Drama, Dance, Art workshops, and an OAP lunch at New Malden Evangelical Church. The activities came to a finale at the foam party at The Bandstand, Morden Park.
Pat DeJesus, Merton Council’s Graffiti Officer said, ‘Merton Council and the Metropolitan Police would like to say a big thank you to Soul in the City for such a fantastic project and all their help in Merton.’
SOULINTHECITY is 750 of London’s churches working with 10,000 young people from across the UK, on community improvement projects within the M25. For more information, please log onto http://www.soulinthecity.co.uk