Helping to make London a National Park City

Mitcham Cricket Green is in the vanguard of an exciting new initiative to have London recognised as a National Park City.

Did you know that 47% of London’s land surface is green?

We live in a remarkable city and we all know how important the open spaces of Mitcham are to our local quality of life. Where would we be without Mitcham Common, Three King’s Piece, Cranmer Green or network of small open spaces and private gardens that make up our neighbourhood?

This story is repeated London-wide and Cricket Green is one of the first wards in London to back its declaration as a National Park City.

Look out for the special newspaper which is being circulated widely and find out more on how to declare you support from the website www.nationalparkcity.london.

A growing number of London boroughs have already supported the initiative, including Sutton and Kingston and it is backed by many ward councillors in Merton. We are now pressing Merton Council to give its support.

The founder of the initiative – Dan Raven-Ellison – will be speaking at the Vestry Hall in Cricket Green on October 17th at Wandle Futures – a workshop being organised by Wandle Valley Forum. let us know if you want more information.

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