Merton’s cleaning for The Queen

Merton residents will be getting together with the council’s street cleaning team this Friday to clear litter from one of the borough’s problem litter spots.

Residents keen to keep Carshalton Road litter-free will join forces with the council outside the Goat Pub, Mitcham, from midday to 1.30pm on 4 March.  They will be clearing rubbish from the area around the Goat Pub up to the roundabout opposite Ravensbury Tavern. Anyone wishing to join them would be welcome.

The council wants to hear from community groups, schools and businesses who are keen to get involved in the Carshalton Road clean-up or who want to organise their own event.  The council can help by providing rubbish sacks and litter picks and will also collect from a pre-arranged area, the rubbish collected on the day of the clean-up.  Clean for The Queen is on the 4 March, but the council encourages community clean-ups throughout the year. People interested in organising a clean-up should call the council on 020 8545 3189 and leave their details.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for environmental cleanliness and parking Councillor Judy Saunders said: “It’s always great to work with our residents on clean-ups. We’re lucky to have so many who care about and are proud of where they live.  Every year we spend over £5 million on clearing the rubbish people drop on our streets and we’re continuing to take a tough line on those who litter in Merton, having raised the fine to £80.  Working together with residents like this is a good way of keeping our neighbourhoods well looked after.”

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Notes to editors 

Clean for the Queen is a Keep Britain Tidy initiative which aims to give the UK a tidy up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.