Dundonald Liberal Democrats

Cllr Anthony Fairclough, Cllr Simon McGrath & John Tippett-Cooper: Working hard for Wimbledon, Raynes Park & Wimbledon Chase. Learn more

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Southey Bowling Club – licensing & hours decision

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 9 May, 2019

On Tuesday, local residents were successful in defeating an attempt by Southey Bowling Club to extend their opening hours much later than their current “Club certificate”. This certificate regulates the hours for alcohol sales, club opening and the playing of live and recorded music The Council’s Licensing Panel rejected the Club’s proposals and instead decided […]

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The planning application for the proposed 177 bedroom hotel development at 27-39 Hartfield Road has been approved. Merton’s Planning Applications Committee (a group of 10 councillors) met on Thursday 21 March and ultimately voted to approve the application. Cllr Anthony Fairclough attended the meeting as one of your ward councillors and spoke about the concerns […]

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Labour pushes ahead with new parking charges

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 8 February, 2019

Council bosses are determined to press ahead with new parking charges. The new charges will heavily increase costs for those living in Wimbledon and Raynes Park.  At the February meeting of Merton Council focusing on air quality, Dundonald Lib Dem councillors Simon McGrath and Anthony Fairclough called on the Council to scrap their plans, and instead […]

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The state of our streets – Veolia’s performance

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 8 February, 2019

On 6 February there was an extraordinary meeting of Merton Council to discuss the performance of the Council’s waste contractor, Veolia.  You can read more about the meeting here on the Merton Liberal Democrats’ website. You can watch the debate on Youtube here, including Dundonald Cllr Anthony Fairclough putting forward a proposal demanding that Merton Council […]

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Council parking charges plan challenged over lack of evidence

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 10 January, 2019

Speech given by Cllr Anthony Fairclough to the Sustainable Communities Overview & Scrutiny Panel on 9 January 2019 Thank you chair. I would like to propose that this Panel debate a recommendation to refer this policy to full Council. It is a power that this panel has when it considers a policy to be “outside […]

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Step-free a step closer?

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 30 November, 2018

We are really pleased to hear that train company South Western Railway have recently applied to the Government’s ‘Access for All’ fund for funding to put a lift or ramps into Raynes Park and Motspur Park stations. Lib Dem councillors Eloise Bailey (West Barnes) and Anthony Fairclough (Dundonald) have been working since Summer to encourage […]

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Bushey Road planning application – last night

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 16 November, 2018

The Planning application for a block of 32 flats (10 affordable) on Bushey Road, at the end of Edna and Dorien Roads, was heard last night. The application was approved by the councillors on the Planning Applications Committee. Two motions to reject the application (one because of its density and massing, and one proposed by […]

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Raynes Park & Motspur Park stations – step-free access

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 28 August, 2018

As you probably know, we have been campaigning with local people to make both Raynes Park and Motspur Park stations ‘step-free’ since 2013 (there’s more about the history of this campaign here). Following the local elections in May, Lib Dem councillors from Dundonald and West Barnes wards (Anthony Fairclough, Simon McGrath and Eloise Bailey) met […]

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Demolition of 162-164 Hartfield Road – planning decision

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 24 August, 2018

We regret to say that on 23 August, Merton Council gave approval to the proposal to pull down 162 and 164 Hartfield Road and put up a block of flats that had previously been rejected by councillors on grounds that its design and proportions would be “detrimental to the character and appearance of Hartfield Road”. […]

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Major gas works: Grand Drive, road works and diversions

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 20 July, 2018

SGN, the company carrying out major gas works on Grand Drive have shared with us some information, which we’ve included below: Latest update on Grand Drive Gas Works from SGN. “The project started as planned on 23 July and will last approximately 20 weeks. However, following feedback from stakeholders and the local community, SGN have worked with London Borough […]

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