Mitcham Poppy Club has been given a makeover by Merton Council as part of its multi-million pound investment in the town centre.
The Poppy Club is the Mitcham base for the Royal British Legion. The club is valued by its members, which include veteran soldiers and families of soldiers who go there for various social events.
The refurbishment represents some of the wider holistic improvements made as part of the council’s £6.2 million Mitcham Regeneration project and to make Mitcham a better place to spend time. The council is committed to supporting businesses and community cohesion, and to making the town centre an attractive and vibrant place where people can visit and shop.
Merton Council’s cabinet Member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, Councillor Andrew Judge said: “Our investment in Mitcham demonstrates our commitment to the town’s social scene as well as its economic prosperity. This is just the beginning of the improvements we’re making to Mitcham, to make it a place where people want to spend time. It’s seems very appropriate in this centenary year of World War One to provide members of the Poppy Club, who raise money for our armed forces, with a freshly restored club building.”
Ian Halliday from the Poppy Club said: “It’s great to see the place looking so good now. Lots of our members really appreciate this as a place to come to meet other people and catch up on the latest that’s happening. So it’s nice to see the club spruced up.”