Forum – Issue 70 Spring 2023
In this issue:
- Great Expectations
- The Varied Life of a Councillor
- Out and About in Merton Park
- News in brief
- + more…
The Merton Climate Emergency Action Plan was adopted by Merton Council in 2020. It sets out the aims of the Council for Merton to become carbon neutral by 2050, and covers the next 30 years. Continue reading “Merton Climate Emergency Action Plan”
Merton Ward Boundary Review
You may not have heard of the Boundary Commission, but if you live or vote in Merton Park Ward, you will soon be affected by its rulings. For the Boundary Commission proposes to reduce the size of Merton Park Ward Continue reading “Don’t Lose Your 30 Years of Independence”
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!
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?”
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.
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”