Merton Council cleans up for summer

Merton will be going green this month as the council pulls out all the stops for the Capital Clean Up campaign.

The borough’s spring clean kicks off on Monday 12 May and council employees and volunteers will be working hard throughout the week to remove any graffiti defacing the area.

On Wednesday 14 May Merton Council will be launching its Litter Pick Up initiative at William Morris School, in Recreation Way, Mitcham.

The week-long campaign is part of a 100-day clean up being carried out across London in different boroughs, at different times, between 10 March and 18 June. The aim of the scheme is to involve people in improving their local areas and taking pride in their neighbourhoods.

Merton Council’s Environment and Regeneration Director Lyn Carpenter said: “We are delighted to be part of the Capital Clean Up initiative. It is a great way to get residents involved in new and different ways to improve Merton.

“Graffiti and litter can have a real impact on how people feel about where they live but by getting involved in campaigns such as the Capital Clean Up we are putting our residents first and making sure they live in a green, clean and tidy borough.”