Council calls on residents to adopt a green space

Merton Council is calling on residents to come forward and adopt a green space.

Residents can decide how they will improve the look of a local park or roadside area by working in partnership with Merton Council’s parks and highways teams.

The initiative is the brainchild of local organisations Transition Town Wimbledon and Sustainable Merton.

Cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, Councillor Andrew Judge said: “This initiative is a good way for local people to have direct input into maintaining green space in their area. We are keen to work with community groups who take pride in their environment and want to invest time to take care of it.”

Adopt a Green Space co-ordinator John White said: “It’s great to be working with the council on this initiative. It is up to residents how much they take on. Everyone can play an important role maintaining green spaces around the borough.”

Residents interested in adopting a green space should visit http://www.adoptagreenspace.org.uk/

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Notes to editors

Sustainable Merton is a community led initiative which works with local residents, organisations and businesses to the benefit of the environment.

Transition Town Wimbledon is a branch of Sustainable Merton organising activities and projects for the community.