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.

Spreading the Local Democracy Message to Merton's Schools

As part of the national Local Democracy Week initiative to bring together elected politicians with younger generations, Conservative councillors are visiting various schools in the borough over the next few days. 

We Should Rejoice at City's 18-mile Cycle-Superhighway

I am always delighted to see elected members of the Green Party bang the drum for the environment through the letters pages of the Guardian ('Traffic will be worse', 13 August 2015). However, the letter Darren Johnson AM had published last week was negative and disingenuous.

Statement on Circle Housing Merton Priory

The Conservative Group of Merton Councillors are deeply concerned that it has taken 10 months to produce this report which is only four pages in length and that Circle Housing Merton Priory (CHMP) did not provide copies directly to any Councillors.