Safe Street Lighting Everywhere in Merton Park

We know from the emails we receive that some of you (women especially) do not feel safe when walking alone at night.  We have raised concerns about the lighting in Dorset Road and elsewhere, and we want to make sure there are no safety black spots.

Your MPWRA councillors will campaign to raise the standard of street lighting throughout our Ward so that no one need feel unsafe when walking alone at night.

Faulty lights should be fixed as a matter of priority, and trees trimmed back every year where they obscure street lights.

Please sign the petition below, and if particular streets feel unsafe, please tell us which they are

Campaign for Better Street Lighting

Merton Park’s Got Talent!

St Mary’s Church – Talent Show!

A fun, charity event to help raise funds for

The Disasters Emergency Committee – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Saturday 2nd April 6pm – 10pm

more info via:

Forum – Issue 67 New Year 2022

In this issue:

  • Benches for Kendor Gardens
  • Where is ‘Your Merton’?
  • MPWIR Success in Council
  • Merton’s Big Conversation – Is Anyone Listening?

& more…

Merton Heritage Diwali Rescources

To mark the celebration of Diwali 2021, Merton Heritage Services have compiled a new webpage featuring the story and traditions of Diwali, recipes, music, dance, puzzles and craft activities.

You can find the new webpage at:

Diwali is often referred to as the festival of lights – it is also known as a festival of new beginnings, celebrating the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness – in these difficult times the Diwali message of peace, prosperity and good will to all is something we can all share.

Please do take a look and share with your friends and neighbours on social media.

Header photo taken from the Shree Ghanapathy Temple, Wimbledon facebook page:


Merton Park Heritage Trail 2021

After the success of last year’s Merton Park Ward Heritage Trail, local Councillor Dickie Wilkinson in collaboration with Merton Heritage officer, Sarah Gould, have put together another Merton Park Heritage Trail to celebrate Merton Heritage Discovery Day 2021.

24 historical images of Merton Park have been  posted all around the ward in shop windows, on lamp posts, gateposts and trees for you to ‘happen upon’ as you take a healthy jog, walk the dog or simply stroll along to collect you morning newspaper. Continue reading “Merton Park Heritage Trail 2021”

Forum  – Issue 66 Spring 2021

In this issue:

  • No LTN for Merton Park
  • New Crossing for Dorset Road
  • The Journey of an Idea through Council

& more…

UpCycle & Textile Care Workshop

Sustainable Merton – Upcycle & Textile Care Workshop

On Wednesday 7th April, (13:00-13:45). Sustainable Merton are hosting a workshop where you can find out how to upcycle, clothes and what to look for when shopping sustainably in the future.

* Upcycle, mend and freshen up your existing wardrobe *

* Learn how to make sustainable choices for clothes to last longer and look better *

* Minimize your spending & contribution to fast fashion by prolonging the life of your clothes *

Register for the Upcycle & Textile Care Workshop here.

Situation Vacant

Part Time Clerk

Required for small local Almshouse Charity in Merton Park.
Four Trustee Meetings per year and associated administrative work.

Applicants must be computer literate.
Salary negotiable.

For further information apply to

Charity Chairman: Reverend John Hayward

Telephone: 07958 959591
Applications by 10th May

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