Don't Scrap Council Webcasting

Conservative councillors have put down a motion calling on Labour-run Merton to think again about scrapping the webcasting of high profile meetings such as Full Council and the Planning Applications Committee (PAC) and to consider alternative options to maintain this service for residents.

Crossrail 2 Wimbledon - Website Launch!

Many of you have written to us, frustrated at the lack of detail from Crossrail 2 and disappointed that only one option has been consulted on.So, we are launching a website to keep you informed about what is happening and allow you to join in campaigns for better solutions. 

Letter re Crossrail 2 - Wimbledon Guardian

In recent months Trinity ward councillors have been working to ensure residents are aware of the current Crossrail 2 proposals and the impact that they will have on Wimbledon town centre. Like many people, we are appalled by the lack of consultation and information from Crossrail 2 and deeply concerned about the current plans. 

Food waste liners binned by Labour

This letter was recently printed in the Wimbledon GuardianMerton's Labour Council has dismantled yet another element of the borough's recycling process. With immediate effect, food waste liners will no longer be delivered to residents, although they will be available at libraries. Clearly food waste recycling will decline on top of the already falling recycling rates, just like when Labour started charging for green waste removal. That calamitous policy led to garden waste collection volumes reducing by 75%. The consequence of these anti-recycling policies is that more green and now food waste will end up in general landfill or be incinerated. 

Merton must "get on with the job" of community cohesion

Conservative calls for Merton council and its partners to step up their efforts on community cohesion have been rejected by Labour councillors. A Conservative motion submitted for discussion at Full Council this week challenged the Merton Partnership to urgently deliver the borough's delayed, new Community Cohesion Strategy...

Unemployment Falls across Merton

The UK unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low of 5.3% in the three months to September, new figures show. 

Crossrail 2 Consultation Meetings

Proposals from Network Rail on Crossrail 2 are currently open for public consultation.  A number of drop in sessions have been arranged, which we would encourage local residents and businesses to attend if at all possible.

Councillors Help Kick Off 2015 Poppy Appeal

Merton's Conservative councillors are busy selling poppies at Wimbledon Centre Court shopping centre and Morden tube station today as part of London Poppy Day.