Merton Climate Emergency – Have your say

In July 2019, Merton Councillors unanimously agreed to declare a climate emergency with the aim of making Merton carbon neutral by 2050.

The council will also work towards de-carbonising their own buildings and services by 2030.

However the truth of the matter is that over 90% of emissions in the borough come from transport and residents homes, taking much of the control out of the Council’s hands and into our own if we are to meet these targets.

So the council need and want your feedback asap! Consultation runs until 16th December. Follow the links and help form the first ever Merton Climate Emergency Action Plan!

Individuals can comment here

Organisations and Business can have their say here

(Both links open up in a new window)

Merton Community Involvement Consultation

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We know that Merton Park Resident’s like to have their say, in particular about planning issues.  Certainly the recent decision to not no longer publish planning representations online has caused dismay.

The ‘Draft Statement of Community Involvement Consultation’ is a great way to make your feeling known about how the Council consult on planning issues and how they make sure that what are often complex drawings and documents are accessible to all.

This consultation closes on the 8th of December so do hurry and make your voice heard before then!

Back to the Future – Merton?

The Future Merton team at Merton Council has announced that it has been awarded £54.5 million from the GLA to help towards funding the Morden Regeneration scheme and so it is looking to procure a development partner in 2020/21. Yes, this may seem like déjà vu and so forgive me if I don’t get too excited by the news.

As our timeline shows, Future Merton have repeatedly announced that they are looking for a development partner, even going so far as to spend £7000 sending council Leader Stephen Alambritis to the South of France, in the height of Summer, to find one. Continue reading “Back to the Future – Merton?”

Front cover of FORUM issue 63 Autumn 2019

Forum  – Issue 63 Autumn 2019

In this issue:

  • MPWRA 30th Anniversary Celebrations.
  • Ward Allocation Fund – Your feedback published
  • and that Morden Regeneration article!

& more…

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. 

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