“I am pleased to report that the contract with idverde to provide parks, cemeteries and grounds maintenance services on behalf of Merton and Sutton Councils has now been signed. idverde will formally take on responsibility for delivering these services from Wednesday 1 February 2017. Over the last few months, the Council (through the South London Waste Partnership) has been fine tuning the details of the new contract with idverde. idverde has been meeting with Friends of Parks Groups in the borough to help identify priorities and reassure Friends Groups that they can continue to play a key role in their parks going forward. idverde is an award-winning horticultural specialist with 100 years of experience under its belt. I have no doubt that they will continue to provide a very high quality of service for local residents at a reduced cost to the council.”
We have of course a lot of green space within the Carshalton Central neighbourhood…The Grove Park, Carshalton Park, Carshalton Place Canal, The Wrythe Recreation Ground and The Warren Park, plus Benhill Recreation Ground right on our western borders, plus Erskine Village Green on Erskine Road and so on.
There are 420 hectares of green space and more than 80 parks and open spaces in the borough as a whole.
Sutton is one of the greenest boroughs in London. There are SIX Green Flag parks (including The Grove Park in Carshalton) and Sutton has achieved a number of awards including the Silver Gilt award in 2013 for its overall entry in the competition for the fifth year running; a Silver Gilt award for Sutton Manor Park (near the police station); a Gold Award for Oaks Park and 1st place for the Floral Display award in the London in Bloom Awards.
We also have 75,000 trees in the borough’s streets, parks and other council properties and in addition there are many hectares of woodlands.
Not at all bad for a “small” London borough!
Jill, Hamish and Alan regularly report to council officers about things that need mending or repainting as part of the so-called Street Scene.
For example: Cllr. Jill Whitehead has reported to council officers that the yellow lines outside the even numbered house at the northern end of Florian Avenue and at the junction with Erskine Road are badly eroded and need repainting.
She has also reported to the officers about the street sign for “Rossdale” off Westmead Road which needs repainting.
Hopefully both of these matters will be attended to soon.