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Answers to our questions on wheelies/fortnightly collections

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 27 August, 2016

It only took a month and two polite reminders, but eventually Lib Dem councillor Mary-Jane Jeanes received a response to the five key questions highlighted by our survey on the Council’s new plans for wheelie bins and fortnightly rubbish collections. As Liberal Democrats, our aim is for a waste collection system that works for people, […]

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Wheelie bins – and fortnightly collection

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 21 July, 2016

Merton Council recently announced a number of changes to litter and recycling collection (summarised here). Briefly, each household would have 2 wheelie bins, a plastic box, and a food waste caddy. The food waste caddy would be collected weekly, everything else fortnightly. Following our online survey, Lib Dem councillor Mary-Jane Jeanes sent the following questions […]

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Recent planning applications affecting Wimbledon town centre

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 31 May, 2016

There are currently a number of developments and planning applications affecting Wimbledon town centre that are going to have a big impact on the area. Please see below for brief details, where you can find more information and how you can have your say (if the deadline for comments is still open). You can see […]

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Redevelopment of Manuplastics site on Kingston Rd

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 15 May, 2016

Comments submitted on the planning application 16/P1208 by Apostles resident Giles Bailey: “Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the new proposals for the former Manuplastics site on Kingston Road.

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You can read Lib Dem candidate for London Mayor Caroline Pidgeon’s announcement here – which was made during a visit to Wimbledon and Raynes Park. We also mustn’t forget that Crossrail 2 has an impact on the whole borough, it’s not just about the (albeit huge) effect on Wimbledon town centre. You can also read […]

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More bookshops in Wimbledon

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 25 January, 2016

We need town centres that work –  this is why the local team have been working with London Assembly candidate Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett to encourage Waterstones and WHSmiths to open new stores in Wimbledon, after they lost their leases in Wimbledon Bridge House. You can see how the Wimbledon Guardian covered our campaign here. And you […]

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What we think about Crossrail 2

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 9 January, 2016

Focus Team member Giles Bailey, co-ordinated the response of Merton Liberal Democrats – which can be seen here: http://www.mertonlibdems.org.uk/crossrail2response

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Save our local police teams

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 9 November, 2015

The Metropolitan Police is considering scrapping all 1000 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) working in neighbourhoods across the Capital. Quite simply this could spell the end of meaningful neighbourhood policing in London. London’s Liberal Democrats value our neighbourhood policing teams and we are committed to fighting to protect them. We’re calling on the Met Police […]

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Crossrail 2 – Southwest to Northeast London

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 3 October, 2015

The Department for Transport and Transport for London are continuing to develop a proposal for a new rail service connecting Southwest with Northeast London – Crossrail 2. The main part of the scheme would run in a tunnel from Wimbledon to Tottenham Hale. This is an enormous project that wouldn’t likely be completed until 2030 […]

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Revenge evictions banned

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 1 October, 2015

“Revenge evictions” have finally been banned today after a long campaign by the Liberal Democrats. The law will make any eviction illegal where it comes after the tenant has made a complaint about housing conditions that the landlord did not respond to satisfactorily. Previously 200,000 renters faced this type of ‘revenge’ eviction every year, according […]

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