Merton residents are being called on to get involved in the ‘Big Tidy Up’ this weekend and not let “litter louts” ruin the borough.
According to Merton Council, clearing rubbish and litter from the borough’s streets costs the taxpayer £5million every year.
Now, as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s UK-wide Big Tidy Up, residents are being asked to join a litter pick and get involved in keeping the borough clean.
Regional Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association youth leader for south west London, Aamer Hafeez, said: “Our members have enjoyed living in the borough of Merton for decades and so any opportunity to help our community is a much welcomed one.
“Cleaning the streets of Morden town centre also presents us with the opportunity to become better Muslims as cleanliness in Islam is an important part of a Muslim’s faith. Cleaning the community we live in is an integral part of our faith and a civic responsibility.
“We are a peace loving and well organised association which will continue to help make this great part of London an even better place to live.”
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