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.

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

Dorset Rd New Traffic Island

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.  Continue reading “Dorset Rd New Traffic Island”

Eastern Electric Festival 2019

Eastern Electrics is fast becoming the ‘Marmite of Morden’ with lovers and haters of this annual  music festival voicing their support, or dismay, in equal measure.

The festival organisers have applied for a 5 year license to grow the event. On the one hand, the event does bring in much needed revenue for the council, but understandably local residents are concerned about the noise levels and associated anti-social behaviour that such events can attract.

The first residents engagement meeting took place on November 22nd.

Continue reading “Eastern Electric Festival 2019”

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