Photocall: Christmas clean up

Where: High Path Estate
When: Friday, 7 December
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Who: Mayor John Dehaney, Neighbourhood Wardens, Metropolitan Police Officers, members of the High Path Resource Centre

Youngsters from Merton Abbey Primary School will be mucking in with Merton’s Neighbourhood Wardens, the Metropolitan Police and the High Path Resource Centre to get the High Path Estate spick and span in time for Christmas.

The 20 children, who will be dressed in special protective clothing for the clean up on Friday, 7 December, will be joined by Mayor of Merton Councillor John Dehaney, who will be handing out festive goodie bags during the event.

The morning kicks off at 10am and the kids will be concentrating on washing off graffiti and clearing away litter.

Organiser Travis Hill, Senior Warden at the High Path Resource Centre, said: “Days like this are vital for getting young people to take responsibility for their environment.
“Where they lead, the adults follow!”

Councillor David Simpson, Cabinet Member for Partnerships and Community Safety, said: “It is wonderful so many youngsters are keen to get involved in helping to clean up the borough.
“Maybe they can give the adults a few tips.”