Mayor of Merton Councillor Agatha Akyigyina presented Wimbledon Chase Primary School with a £2,000 cheque after the school won the third prize award during the Mega Recycle campaign.
Merton Council is working closely with the Police who have launched their Christmas tree appeal in support of vulnerable residents on the at risk register.
The council has provided support for the neediest communities in Merton by donating food and presents this Christmas to local charities, Christmas Lunch on Jesus and the Wimbledon Food Bank.
Mayor of Merton Councillor Agatha Akyigyina announced Pelham Primary school as the winner of its Mega Recycle community award, presenting the pupils with a cheque for £5,000.
Merton Council is again following in the footsteps of a big initiative from America this year to encourage people to shop at and support local independent firms.
Merton’s ‘Young Creatives’ celebrated the publication of their first book, Tall Tales and Rapid Rhymes at an event in Mitcham Library over the weekend.
Children of foster carers from Merton were given thank you cards and gift vouchers to recognise the role they play in making fostering a success for their families.
Wimbledon Chase Primary School’s garden has been awarded joint first in the UK’s Best School Garden Category 2014 of the national ‘Top of the Plots’ competition, run by the Mirror newspaper.
Merton residents and visitors to the borough will now be able to use a cashless parking service for the first time from today (29 October 2014). Motorists no longer have to hunt for change as RingGo offers an alternative to pay and display parking with coins.
Forty lucky children who completed this year’s ‘Mythical Maze’-themed Summer Reading Challenge, were awarded certificates by Mayor of Merton, Councillor Agatha Akyigyina, at a special awards ceremony last week.