Last week saw one of the four Action in Merton (AIM) events this year take place to make Merton a safer, cleaner and healthier place.
AIM is a partnership approach making a real difference to local communities in a short period of time. Local residents and the Safer Merton partnership work together to identify key issues affecting different areas across Merton, and bring in services to address them. These issues include the environment, crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) and health.
Merton Council cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, Councillor Andrew Judge. said: “At the event at Abbey ward in South Wimbledon last week, we took positive action to trim trees, remove litter and repaint railings, as requested by our residents. These essential actions will keep Merton a place all of us can feel proud to live in.
“AIM’s success is largely due to residents informing us of issues they would like us to look at near where they live.”
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Three AIM events will take place across the borough later in the year:
Phipps Bridge in Cricket Green ward on Thursday 21 June
Lavender Fields ward on Thursday 19 July
Around Wimbledon Town Centre on Thursday 20 September
Each event will be preceded by a “walkabout”, where the council and its partners will walk around the areas to find out first-hand about local problems or concerns that could be dealt with on the AIM days. Members of the public are invited to contact the council regarding problems, such as graffiti or fly-tipping, by emailing: email@example.com or calling: 020 8545 3857.
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