Veolia’s street cleaners have been clearing streets over the last few weeks, making sure the borough’s pavements and gutters are clear of leaves.

The council says the team has already been incredibly busy, clearing a massive 215 tonnes of leaves in the first three weeks.

There are over 220,000 street trees in Merton, and the council’s additional street crews will be prioritising leaf sweeping.

The authority says residents with compost bins can help by collecting leaves from the front of their homes and composting them in their gardens.

People can also help by not sweeping leaves from their gardens, drives or pavements into the road, which may block the gullies and cause flooding.