Big clean up for Phipps Bridge

Equipped with litter pickets and bin liners, children from Haslemere Primary School treated an area of Phipps Bridge to a big clean up at the start of July.

Approximately 20 children in partnership with Merton’s Neighbourhood Warden Scheme spruced up the Rock Terrace Recreation Ground and watched eagerly, as our graffiti team cleared the walls of the youth centre next to the recreation ground.

The aim of the exercise was to teach children the importance of being kind to the environment and to demonstrate how dangerous graffiti is, as well as displaying the difficulty in removing it.

Councillor Tariq Ahmad, cabinet member for Environment and Traffic Management said:

“I would like to pass on my gratitude to the children of Haslemere Primary School, who have done a great service for the Phipps Bridge area.

“This shows that effective partnership work also extends to the younger members of Merton’s community.”

In total, seven bags of rubbish were collected during the clean up.