Merton Ward Boundaries Review – Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) are asking local people and organisations for their help to draw up new ward boundaries across Merton. This is to help maintain a fair Electorate-to-Councillor ratio across the borough. The Commission has announced that the council should have 57 councillors in the future. Continue reading “Merton Ward Boundaries Review”
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”
Is it a case of ‘all I need is the air that I breathe’, or are you choked with rage that Merton Council are intending to charge you more for parking outside your own home?
Certainly the title of Merton’s Latest consultation shows just how convoluted this strategy is! have your say on the matter…
closing date 5th May 2019.
Merton Council has now released their draft Local Implementation Transport Plan Summary for consultation. Continue reading “Local Implementation Transport Plan”
Further to our last post about the Heathrow Airport Consultation we have created a summary document to help you navigate the various maps detailing the various areas that the flight paths may take over Merton under the new proposals usefully titled, the Merton-Park-Heathrow-Consultation-Summary you can download it as a pdf to view at your leisure.
A number of new flights paths are being proposed by Heathrow airport with a view to re-configuring the use of the current two runways and the addition of a third runway. Continue reading “Heathrow Airport Consultation”
We have protested against unrealistic targets in the London Plan for a 223% increase in numbers of new homes to be built in Merton, so it is heartening to see our planners sticking to their guns in the draft local plan, and insisting there should be no increase on the current target of 411 new homes pa. Continue reading “MPWRA Submission to Local Plan”
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.
WIMBLEDON MASTERPLAN – the future of Wimbledon town centre has been under discussion for years, and all the proposals have now been pulled together in the Future Wimbledon Masterplan
Continue reading “Wimbledon Masterplan Draft Consultation”
Buses Drive up Poor Air Quality
Poor air quality in the borough is a major cause of concern for residents, businesses and visitors. Merton Park residents are all too aware of the congested area immediately outside Morden Underground Station with buses, taxis and cars all contributing to a ‘toxic’ welcome to Morden.
Our September guest speaker was Rob Clarke, CEO of Age UK Merton.
Rob spoke about the work that Age UK Merton is doing to become the ‘go to place’ for residents over the age of 50 who need advice, help, support or just a chat.
White Hart Pub Redevelopment
In 2016 a small area of Japanese Knotweed was discovered in the ward. (We are aware of other instances elsewhere in Merton in the past.) Continue reading “Japanese Knotweed”
Read & Download the notes from Network Rail & TFL’S November briefing all about Cross Rail 2