Litter picking youngsters prove they are pick of the bunch

Youngsters from the Pollards Hill Youth Club helped clear up the surrounding recreation ground with a little help from local councillor Joan Henry.

The team of young people aged 8-14 years old cleared 10 bags of litter and now the place is looking great.

Throughout the year residents and community groups ask Merton Council for help with organising their community litter pick.


Anyone wishing to do this should email or call 0208 545 3173 and the council will be happy to help providing litter pickers and bags. It will also collect the bags of litter from an agreed location.

Cllr Ross Garrod, Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Street Cleanliness and Parking, said: “It’s great to see younger people setting a good example. We know most people care about their environment and where they live, but there are some who don’t care and drop their litter, which costs us £5 million to clear up.

“We can all do our bit to keep Merton clean and we’re lucky we have residents who want to help. Ten minutes spent as part of a community clean-up can make a big difference.”