Bring Mitcham Common back to life

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Bring Mitcham Common back to life

Bring Mitcham Common back to life


Cleaning up Mitcham Common and the surrounding area by organising a series of events with the community

Mitcham Idea stage

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I am aware the area is still developing I am stunned by the beauty and the potential of Mitcham Common. Unfortunately I am also struck by the fact that the area (and many of the green spaces around it) is covered with rubbish, including cans, plastic or even bulky items... It is extremely sad to see birds and wild animals and plants surviving in this dirty environment, and it is even more heart breaking to realise how all of this is actually holding our community back, and preventing the commons from blooming to their full potential. I thought a lot about this and I believe that rather than complaining with the Council demanding a proper clean up, it would be best to educate the community by organising a series of events aimed at cleaning up some the above areas. This would make people aware of the current situation and more responsible, hopefully little by little minimising the need for these external interventions.

What we'll deliver:

  • Cleaning up Mitcham Common
  • Cleaning up ponds close to Mitcham Common and inside it
  • Making our commons a clean place for children to play

Why it's a great idea:

Mitcham Common is a huge area full if beauty. It has a great potential to promote the area and it is a wonderful spot for locals to chill and rest. Unfortunately it is currently very dirty and covered with rubbish, including plastic and bulky items. This sadly destroys the feeling of walking on a natural cosy place and can be dangerous for children and animals attending the area. A well looked after Mitcham Common would attract more people, would help developing new amenities, including bars, cafe's and restaurants and ultimately would also help increasing the value of property in the area. It's important that people from the community get involved with this project as this would make everybody more aware and responsible.

Steps to get it done:

  • Request council permission
  • Buying rubbish bags
  • Buying gloves
  • Verify with Council procedure to remove bulky items
  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Agree with Council collection of rubbish

Location Mitcham

About the space

Custom Location


London Borough of Merton

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How will the money be spent?Total £885

Cleaning tools - £200 (23%)
Drinks and coffee for volunteers - £200 (23%)
Heavy duty bags - £200 (23%)
Heavy dutyGloves - £200 (23%)
Other - £85 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Cleaning tools
Drinks and coffee for volunteers
Heavy duty bags
Heavy dutyGloves
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £885

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