On Monday 1st July FM Conway will start work to install a traffic island in Dorset Road, just south of the junction with Sheridan Road.
This may come as a surprise to many of you as the initial consultation was not wide-spread, with notices only going out to those properties who would lose parking bays.
However MPWIR are very much in support of the crossing and we have been pressing for this since last year, in response to residents’ concerns. The traffic island will provide a safer crossing point for pedestrians (including pupils of Rutlish School) between Sheridan Road and the footpath leading to Tramlink. It will also improve sight lines and discipline traffic turning right out of Sheridan Road onto Dorset Road.
In the short term expect severe traffic disruption on Dorset Road between 9.30am and 3pm from Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July (or until the works are completed, if earlier). Temporary traffic lights will operate on Dorset Road. FM Conway (020-8636 8822) can provide up to date information while the work is in progress.
The John Innes Society host their popular annual plant sale on Saturday 11th May.
Free admission to members, but still only 50p to non-members!
So come along and stock up on herbaceous plants, bedding plants, shrubs and more. 10:00am – 12:00pm, all welcome.
Merton Heritage Discovery Day takes place on Saturday 11th May from 12:30 – 4:30pm. This year, Merton Heritage Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary and have lots of events happening across the borough. The Heritage team have curated a fantastic itinerary for the Discovery day which you can download in full here.
Is it a case of ‘all I need is the air that I breathe’, or are you choked with rage that Merton Council are intending to charge you more for parking outside your own home?
Certainly the title of Merton’s Latest consultation shows just how convoluted this strategy is! have your say on the matter…
closing date 5th May 2019.
Older people are the “fastest growing demographic in Merton” according to Age UK. So if you care for an elderly person or are heading that way yourself, Age UK Merton are hosting an ‘planning for the future’ exhibition at, Merton Arts Space on Wednesday 10th April between 4pm and 8pm.