Local MP ‘Makes a Difference’

October 14, 2013 3:44 PM

CSV, the UK volunteering and learning charity, launched their 'Make a Difference campaign' which saw local MP, Tom Brake, picking up litter along the River Wandle.

The vision of CSV is to build strong and inclusive communities through various local and national campaigns. CSV encourages people to take an active role in their communities and supports them to engage in activities which improve, and benefit, their neighborhoods.

Tom, his team and local constituents of Carshalton and Wallington took part in the CSV's campaign to make a difference on Saturday 12th October. After listening to constituents' advice on what area to clean, Tom decided to pick up litter along the River Wandle.

Meeting at the bridge in Papermill Close, off Mill Lane in Carshalton, volunteers helped pick up litter during the afternoon.

Wellies and garden gloves were worn by our kind helpers who helped made the day fun and enjoyable, as well as environmentally helpful!

Tom, said, "I was pleased to be able to do something about the litter, found in and around the River Wandle, local residents have been worried about."

Tom Brake and local Councillors after the big clean-up along the River Wandle"I want to extend my thanks to everyone who volunteered and helped in our CSV Action Day. Sometimes it's fun to get stuck in and your hands dirty."

The River Wandle is now cleaner due to the efforts of Tom, his team and local people.

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