Residents’ stories

The Don’t Mess With Croydon award recognises residents who dedicate their time and energy keeping Croydon clean and green.

Winner – Graham Mitchell

The 2018 winner was Graham Mitchell from the Thornton Heath Community Action Team. A trained waterway clear-up leader, Graham regularly organises clear ups of Norbury Brook and Thornton Heath Rec.

Finalist – Andrew Dickinson

From organising litter picks in Wandle Park to running Croydon ReUse - an upcycling project to prevent unnecessary landfill – Andrew Dickinson is committed to making a positive difference to Croydon’s environment.

Finalist – The Sensible Garden Team

This group of volunteers from South Norwood have transformed a once dilapidated piece of land into a much-loved community garden for local residents.

Find out more about the Mayor of Croydon’s Civic Awards.