At the MPWRA meeting on Tuesday 2nd March it was announced that the proposed Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) scheme for Merton Park would not be going ahead. We are now in a position to give you some of the headline findings behind that decision. Continue reading ““No” To LTN For Merton Park”
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!
Lights, Camera, Merton!
John Innes Society Talk;
A History of Merton Film Studios
11 DECEMBER 2019
Talk starts at 8pm | Entry £4
The Coach House
1A Melrose Road, SW19 3HF
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 Christmas rubbish collection dates have now been published by the Council. Click on the image above if you would like a printable PDF version for handy reference.
Real Christmas tree collections – Merton will be collecting real Christmas trees free of charge. Continue reading “Merton Christmas Rubbish Collection Dates”
Merton Heritage Combat Stress Event
Celebrating the centenary of Britain’s oldest military mental health charity.
This unique event will feature:
Continue reading “Merton Heritage – Combat Stress Event”
To help get you started we have created a 30 day Green Habit Challenge download sheet. (also in word) Fill in your green pledge, state your guilty pleasure and note your motivation. In addition there are two, 30 day charts so you can tick off your progress. Don’t forget to let us know you have taken up the challenge, we would love to hear about your experiences!
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?”
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 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”
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”
The John Innes Society host their popular annual plant sale on Saturday 11th May.
Free admission to members, but still only 50p to non-members!
So come along and stock up on herbaceous plants, bedding plants, shrubs and more. 10:00am – 12:00pm, all welcome.
Merton Heritage Discovery Day takes place on Saturday 11th May from 12:30 – 4:30pm. This year, Merton Heritage Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary and have lots of events happening across the borough. The Heritage team have curated a fantastic itinerary for the Discovery day which you can download in full here.