Hundreds of residents witnessed the official unveiling of the refurbished Mitcham Clock Tower last week (27 Nov) by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor David Chung. The Mayor also switched on the borough’s Christmas lights from the Fair Green in the evening.
The special Christmas lights switch-on event saw the town centre filled with regular and visiting market stalls, a gaming party bus, real reindeer with Santa distributing presents from his grotto. Children were also treated to a free outdoor screening of Minions after the official town centre Christmas lights switch-on.
Mayor of Merton Councillor David Chung said: “It was wonderful to see to so many people in Mitcham celebrating the clock tower’s return and the borough’s Christmas light switch-on. It was a truly magical and a happy occasion.”
Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, said: “It’s great to have the iconic clock tower back home in Mitcham. It’s an important part of the town centre and fits in well to the new look of the area. With the first phase of works complete and the Christmas lights giving the town centre a festive feel, we look forward to the next part our plan to redevelop and rejuvenate Mitcham.”