Mitcham resident wins prize for pledging to love her street

Mitcham resident Daria Piatek is the latest winner of the Love Your Street prize draw, taking home a £100 One4All voucher.

After signing up to the Love Your Street pledge to keep Merton clean and take pride in her neighborhood, Daria was chosen as the lucky winner of the prize draw for the £100 gift voucher which is kindly sponsored by local business, Eddisonwhite Estate agents.

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The Love Your Street campaign marks the council’s fresh approach in its ongoing fight against people littering and fly-tipping by boosting the positive work it does with residents, businesses, community groups and schools across the borough. As well as spending over £5million keeping Merton’s streets clean every year, educating people about the effects of environmental crime and being tougher on people who drop litter, this campaign is the latest initiative in the council’s anti-litter campaign. This follows the council’s partnership with environmental enforcement specialists, on-the-spot penalty charge notices, the use of Glutton machines in town centres, the installation of special gum and cigarette butt bins across the borough and new high tech smart bins in parks. Residents wishing to organise a clean-up can find out more about how to do this on the Love Your Street webpage.

Cabinet Member for Environmental Cleanliness and Parking, Councillor Judy Saunders said: “Thanks to everyone who has taken the Love Your Street pledge so far. Merton is a great place to live but a small minority of people continue to litter our streets. We know that many residents work hard to keep their neighbourhood clean and the Love Your Street campaign is about recognising that commitment, taking a stand against litter and showing pride in our local area. Congratulations to Daria who is yet another winner of the prize draw.”

Winning resident Daria Piatek said: “I’m really pleased I was recognised for the effort I put in recycling and making sure my neighborhood is clean and pleasant. I understand the importance of keeping our streets clean so I do my bit, as everyone should, because it’s much better to live in a clean and tidy place.”

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Notes to editors:

People can sign up to the Love Your Street pledge at http://www.merton.gov.uk/LoveYourStreet