Dig out your bric-a-brac and dust off your old clothes – Jumble Trail is coming to Merton

Jumble Trail is coming to Merton for the first time on Sunday 9 October with the support of Merton Council, Recycle for London and the South London Waste Partnership.

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Residents who live in the Colliers Wood and Tooting areas of Merton are encouraged to clear out their cupboards and set up a stall in their front gardens.  As the saying goes, ‘one man’s junk is another man’s treasure’.  People from across the borough can come along and pick up a bargain or two.

A Jumble Trail is like a car boot sale but on your street. Communities coordinate via www.jumbletrail.com to set up stalls outside their houses to sell anything from bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes to cakes. The aim is to encourage reuse and recycling at a grassroots level and to enhance community spirit.

Taking part in the event won’t cost you a penny as the usual stall fee is being covered by funding from Recycle for London; the Jumble Trail is forming part of their ‘Repair and Reuse’ program of events taking place across London this autumn.

Cabinet Member for Street Cleanliness and Parking, Councillor Ross Garrod said: “I would urge residents to support the Jumble Trail, whether they have a clear out and set up a stall, or pop along to pick up some bargains. Grassroots events such as these are vital to encourage community spirit in our borough and as a council we are proud to support it.”

The Merton Jumble Trail will take place on Sunday 9 October from 11am to 4pm in residential roads centred around the Colliers Wood Recreation Ground.

To check whether your address is inside the event radius and for further information go to www.jumbletrail.com/event/ColliersWood#