Local News

Cllr Nigel Benbow - New Secondary School in Air-Pollution Hotspot

I was staggered to observe the planning committee meeting on Thursday 15th Nov, where the 6 Labour Councillors voted for a new secondary school in the High Path Estate in South Wimbledon, despite vocal and well-founded concerns from residents and myself as ward Councillor.

Merton Neighbourhood Watch AGM

Merton Conservatives attended the Merton Neighbourhood Watch AGM that was held this week in the Merton Civic Centre.

Great work and a big thank you to all those Merton residents who volunteer and to the Safer Merton Team for operating the scheme.

Save Merton Hall - Update on Request to Suspend Works

Stephen Hammond MP and Cllr Oonagh Moulton call for all further building works at Merton Hall to be put on hold until after the Merton Council election on Thursday 3 May 2018.

22 March - Updated with response from Merton Council and our statement

Scandal of the missing millions

Merton Labour fail to spend Government money on Adult Social Care.

In the last financial year (2017/18), central government gave Merton Council £2.7m to spend on Adult Social Care. However, budget papers for consideration by the Council at its meeting on Wednesday 28 February show that, rather than spending the money on some of the most vulnerable people in our community, they have instead squirreled it away. At the same time Labour are putting your Council Tax up by 3% again this year and by up to 4.99% in 2019.