A tall order

Hudson Court residents were paid a treat on Wednesday 10 August after Merton Council’s estate services team, local charity Soul in the City and local volunteers gave the 11-storey block a makeover.

The block, located in Merton’s High Path Estate, had the internal communal areas painted from top to bottom in just one day.

Glenn Burnell the Estate Services Manager said ” This project shows real community spirit and demonstrates just what can be achieved with the help of volunteers and partnership with other groups.

“It goes to show that with limited resources we can make a real difference to our properties appearance. We are determined to follow on with more collaborative working to help make significant improvements to our local environment.”

Ann Moyies chair of Merton Tenants and Residents Federation (MTRF) said ” this project is an excellent idea, we are aware that there is limited money to maintain social housing and any initiative such as this can only be welcomed.”

Volunteers on the day were treated to food from KFC, compliments of the local KFC restaurant. All in all the day was a real success with local residents expressing their delight about the new look Hudson Court

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