A personal message from Stephen Hammond MP

One issue that remains at the top of residents’ list of frustrations and dominates my inbox is the lack of cleanliness of our streets and the poor refuse collection service. Merton Council continues to neglect our area and let residents down by neither listening to nor care about our concerns.

The contract appointing Veolia to clean our streets has failed, and the unwanted wheelie bin roll-out was a disaster, with thousands of collections of rubbish and recycling missed, and waste piling up in our streets.

Merton Conservatives have called on Labour run Merton Council to activate clauses in the contract to ensure the streets are cleaned and money is deducted from Veolia to pay for this.