Abbey Car Park Flower Bed

Changes to the entrance of Abbey recreation ground resulted in a much reduced flower bed and the loss of most of the shrubs that had been planted and maintained by the Community Payback team. We are pleased to report that the team has recently filled the bed with English lavender plants kindly supplied by Merton Council.

Nursery Road Playing Field

The pavilion in Nursery Road playing field has finally been demolished, at considerable cost to the public, which confirms that the tens of thousands of pounds spent on the interior of the building in recent years has been wasted. Senior management at LBM continue to ignore all requests for information about the field.

New Pond

Reconstruction of the seasonal pond opposite the entrance to the tennis courts has been completed, thanks to four days of hard work by the Community Payback team. The materials were funded by a grant from the idverde Community Investment Fund. During the past century, nearly 70 percent of ponds have been lost from the UK countryside, meaning such ponds play an increasingly important role for wildlife.



In the summer WERA bought and planted a wooden 'planter', placing it in front of number 12 Willmore End. As this attempt to make the estate more attractive has met with such a positive response we will buy another planter in the coming months.