Walk for peace this September

Merton Council is organising a peace walk on Sunday 17 September starting at 1pm at Canons Leisure Centre in Mitcham and finishing back at Canons at 3pm, followed by a picnic and speeches.

Mayor of Merton Councillor Marsie Skeete will be leading the walk. Everyone is welcome.

The Mayor will be providing refreshments and a number of community leaders will speak on the day. Names will be published shortly.

Cllr Skeete said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate peace and the diversity in our great borough. I would love to see as many people as possible join the walk. It will be a time talk to old friends and make new ones. It will also be a great way of seeing some of our beautiful green spaces and to share good food with each other.”

Merton Council cabinet member for community safety, engagement and equalities Cllr Edith Macauley said: “We live  in a great borough with people of many different cultural heritages which we should all be proud of. Merton is a great place for families, so if you’re looking for a free family day out which supports a good cause and helps to increase your fitness, then please sign up and get involved. This peace walk is the perfect way to show we are a borough which is open and welcoming to all.”