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By 27 May 2020June 29th, 2020No Comments

Last Updated on 29 June 2020

We suggest ideas for helping young trees, vulnerable people and the environment

Many people will have noticed that during the Spring, a number of new trees have been planted in parks and on our streets. Often this work is done by volunteers and with the recent dry weather these trees and any planted in the last two years need watering. So, if there are some young trees near you, please treat them to a couple of cans or a bucket of water every week or so in hot/dry weather. It is most unlikely they can be overwatered even if more than one household is doing it. Please contact Jane Plant on or 07773 406105 for information about caring for our trees and the Tree Warden Group Merton.

Sustainable Merton has opened Merton’s Community Fridge, located at Morden Baptist Church, to support people impacted by Covid-19 who may need help with getting fresh healthy food. The Community Fridge is essentially a big fridge where fresh surplus food is donated and redistributed to the community. During this time of food crisis, food will be delivered to the Fridge from Merton Council and Merton College’s central food hub and local supermarkets, where it will be packaged by volunteers, ready for collection.

Free food parcels can be collected on Thursdays from 2-4pm the car park at the back of Morden Baptist Church, Crown Lane, Morden, SM4 5BL. For more information or if you would like to support this project please contact Sustainable Merton at

The Zéro shop in Merton Abbey Mills is now open to walk-in customers and has also launched a delivery service to postcodes near to the shop for its wide range of dry goods including rice, pasta, tea, coffee, dried fruit, nuts, cereals, herbs, chocolate and much more, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables, cleaning products etc. They have also introduced a Click & Collect service for people outside the delivery area. Orders placed before 6pm are ready for collection the next working day. Products are sold without packaging and delivered in reusable containers. For more information see