Young people: enter our anti-litter competition to win fireworks tickets 

To support our Keep It Clean Love Merton campaign, the Council is launching a competition for five to 11-year-olds to design a poster for Merton. 

And if you win, not only will your artwork be seen across the borough, you’ll also receive a family set of tickets for two adults and two children to either of the council’s fireworks displays on Friday 5 November (Wimbledon Park) or Saturday 6 (Morden Park). 

With more than 100 parks and gardens, we are proud to be one of the capital’s greenest boroughs, but we’re keenly aware of the need to preserve these precious spaces.  

So, if you live or go to school in the borough, grab your colouring pens and pencils and get to work! The poster should ask people to use litter bins or to take their rubbish home if the bins are full, and to help us Keep Merton Clean. 

Your poster must be A4 sized and it has to feature an anti-litter slogan. For inspiration, you can see the poster that Kaja from Lonesome Primary School in Mitcham won her school’s competition with. 

Send a photograph of your finished design to by Friday 15 October, including your name, age and the school you attend in the email, as well as the area that you live in. 

Councillor Natasha Irons, Cabinet Member for Local Environment and Green Spaces, said: “Littering by the thoughtless few in our streets and parks is a major blight on the environment, which impacts on everyone’s quality of life. 

“The next generation of Merton residents deserve to grow up in a world without litter, which is why we are joining forces with them to improve our local environment.

“I hope as many children as possible will be inspired to support the council’s, ‘Keep It Clean, Love Merton’ anti-litter campaign and I am really looking forward to seeing the incredible designs that our creative young people come up with!” 

Visit for more details on the competition and for the fireworks displays