Friday, 10 July 2009

It's The Taking Part That Counts

Sutton's "Take Part Take Pride" festival draws to a close this Sunday. You could be forgiven, though, for missing this week-long celebration of our local communities given Worcester Park's dismal representation.

Of all the concerts, events, talks, sports, family activities, food fairs and other events detailed in Sutton Council's glossy 32-page guide, there is only one activity taking part in Worcester Park - a clear-up of St Philips graveyard this Sunday.

Hats off (and gloves on) to those who are prepared to give up a few hours of their spare time to help out this Sunday, but surely Worcester Park has a lot more to offer than just this?

Other areas are holding similar tidy-ups, but alongside other events showcasing local community groups, charities, musicians and so forth.

For whatever reason, Worcester Park is little more than a post-script in Sutton Council's week long celebration of all things 'local'. Here's hoping that we can must something a bit more inspiring for next year, otherwise that 'forgotten outpost of the Borough' argument might just have to be resurrected.

The Graveyard Bash clear up takes place in two sessions on Sunday 12th July (10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 3.30pm) at St Philips churchyard, Worcester Park.