Our evening of ‘Celebrating Sustainability‘ showcased some of the great work that is being done in Merton to make the borough a healthier and more sustainable place to live!
Dedicated groups including Abundance Wimbledon, the Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust, Merton Orchard Project and Morden Hall Park Nature Group are all working to encourage people to enjoy their local green spaces, keep active and get closer to nature to appreciate and care for Merton’s natural assets. Morden Hall Park’s first ever BioBlitz on 30th May this year is set to be a great demonstration of ‘citizen science’, as experts will be on hand to help the public find, identify and record as many species as possible!
Local projects are also showing great community spirit and initiatives such as ‘Squirrels Community Scrap Scheme’ are networking and supporting the work of schools, hospitals and many other community groups. The Future Wimbledon ideas competition continues to promote community-led innovation as entrants generate visions for how Wimbledon town centre might evolve, and organisations such as Circle Housing are helping to demonstrate the importance of community engagement and co-operation as we work together on projects such as Dig Merton.
This year, we are also excited to be working with the Mitcham Town Community Trust to share our skills and knowledge of gardening, as part of a new local School’s Food Growing Project which aims to show children and parents the health value of good quality fresh food and the joys of both growing and cooking it.
Leaders and representatives of the groups and organisations mentioned above gave some inspiring and insightful talks about their achievements and future plans