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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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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Abbott Avenue/Raynes Park flooding – Thames Water

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 14 June, 2018

Over the last two or three years, Abbott Avenue residents have seen sewerage on their street following heavy rain. Following recent downpours, residents’ complaints led to calls for action on the part of Thames Water. Thames were invited to attend the Raynes Park Community Forum on 14 June, and this is a brief note of […]

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Local planning news

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 9 June, 2018

Last week there was a meeting of Merton’s “Design Review Panel” – a Panel of architects and design experts, which comments on proposals from developers. Part of the meeting is confidential – where the developers have not yet put in formal planning applications, and we can only say a limited amount about those discussions. YMCA […]

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2018 Election Results

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 6 May, 2018

Following the election on 3 May, there are new councillors for Dundonald ward: Anthony Fairclough and Simon McGrath were elected – with John Tippett-Cooper narrowly and sadly missing out. The full results are here. Thank you to those who supported us – we’re honoured to be elected to represent everyone in the area. Please do […]

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Wimbledon Police Station – update

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 5 April, 2018

Commenting on the court case to save Wimbledon Police Station, Paul Kohler said: “Matters are moving forward quite rapidly although the High Court are not proposing to hold the judicial review hearing until the local elections are behind us and the political makeup of Merton Council is decided. “We are due to agree a date […]

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