Safer Merton Consultation

Concerned about crime in your area? Seeing an increase in anti-social behaviour? Or simply want to have your say on keeping Merton residents safe?

Then take part in Safer Merton’s Community Safety Survey

Open from 4th August through to the 18th October, this is your chance to let those who operate services under the umbrella of the ‘Community Safety Partnership’ for Merton, what your concerns are for your neighbourhood in relation to crime, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse.

Why Another Green Initiative?

There are loads of great organisations asking people to be greener and petitions urging council and government to do more. Pictures of littered beaches and wildlife surround by plastic is distressing, but it can be difficult to appreciate how it affects you directly and how you can make a difference.

This is about all of us doing something at a grass-roots level. Making a difference to your immediate environment and making small changes to your own habits will eventually scale up to effect a wider cause. Continue reading “Why Another Green Initiative?”

What is our Green Initiative?

We are asking people to take part in our 30 day Green Habit Challenge by choosing 1 or 2 green initiatives that they would find easy to do for 30 days. (With a view to their actions becoming longer terms habits.)

Download a pledge sheet with daily chart to help you! Encourage others to get involved by commenting on posts on this page and sharing hints, tip or useful links. And of course let us know how your challenge is going!

Listed below are just a few green actions, but we would love to hear what YOU could do and would be willing to pledge. Continue reading “What is our Green Initiative?”

Merton 20mph Speed Limit – Everywhere?

Here in Merton Park Ward we’ve had a 20 mph speed limit on our residential roads for 10 years now, so motorists have had time to get used to the idea, even if they’re not always fully observant of it in practice.

But now 20 mph is to be the speed limit for ALL roads in our area, major as well as minor.  That includes Morden Road, Kingston Road, Martin Way and even Bushey Road.  In fact all roads in the borough south of the SWR main line out of Waterloo are covered. See the full map here

Signage and road markings will change to show the new 20 mph limit, but at this stage, no additional traffic calming is proposed.  At the time of writing, the statutory consultation 6th – 27th September, was yet to commence but when it goes live you  can respond directly on the council’s website. 

Heathrow Consultation – Part III

The next stage of Heathrow’s expansion plans are now open to public consultation.

The Heathrow Consultation team will be holding a public meeting on:

Sat 17th  August |10am to 4pm | Everyday Church, 30, Queen’s Road, Wimbledon, SW19 8LR

However, like the last consultation, this is not asking you whether you want a 3rd runway or not. It is instead looking for feedback on a number of topics within the following categories: Continue reading “Heathrow Consultation – Part III”

Neighbourhood Recycling Centres

Merton Council are holding a consultation on use of the Neighbourhood Recycling Centres (NRC)

The NRC’s provide a central point for residents to recycle materials such as paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, cans and plastic bottles, etc at 14 locations across Merton. But were introduced at a time when doorstep collections recycling were not available.

Therefore the council is consulting residents about what they think of the mixed recycling bins at all of these Neighbourhood Recycling Centres.  It takes the form of a short survey that should only take a few minutes to complete, note however the consultation closes on 2nd August 2019.

Take the survey

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