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
Email: vicar@stmarysmerton.org.uk

Telephone: 07958 959591
Applications by 10th May

Garth Road Booking System Reinstated

It’s not often that the Mayor gets to make policy decisions, but in this case anyone who has queued to get in to the Garth Road re-use and recycling centre will have cause to be grateful.  Sally Kenny is also the councillor for Lower Morden Ward which includes the Garth Road site:


Further information and booking can be found on the council’s Garth Road website pages

Merton’s Character Study & Small Sites Toolkit

Consultation – Merton’s Character Study & Small Sites Toolkit – Back Garden “infills”

This consultation runs until March 23rd

The Character Study talks widely about “infill” to produce new housing sites, including in back gardens.  This applies to streets throughout the Ward, indeed throughout the Borough, but particularly to streets in the south of the Ward, which the study designates as part of an “Opportunity Area”. Continue reading “Merton’s Character Study & Small Sites Toolkit”

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