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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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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A fresh start for our area

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 2 April, 2018

The local Lib Dem team has launched six key pledges if voters back them at May’s local elections. These are: (1) fighting to save Wimbledon Police Station; (2) investing in our health and care services; (3) investing in education; (4) making local stations “step free“; (5) more affordable homes; and (6) keeping streets clean through […]

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Planning decision – former Manuplastics site, Kingston Road

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 20 February, 2018

A planning application for the former Manuplastics site on Kingston Road is being decided by councillors on Thursday 22 February.  The plans are for 1201 square metres of office space and 99 flats, in 2 blocks that are 7 storeys high at their tallest. The plans contain very limited parking and affordable housing. More details […]

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From October next year, Merton Council is going to make a number of changes to our rubbish and recycling collections. Each household will be given two wheelie bins, a recycling box, and a food waste caddy. One wheelie will be for rubbish, and the other for paper and cardboard. The recycling box will be for […]

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A fresh start for Merton – Dundonald Lib Dem Focus Team

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 12 October, 2017

The Lib Dem Focus team working for a fresh start in Wimbledon, Wimbledon Chase and Raynes Park are: Anthony Fairclough moved to Wimbledon in 2002, and now lives on Merton Hall Road with his wife and son. For the last 12 years, he’s worked as head of research and legal support at a leading barristers […]

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Make Raynes Park Station step-free – campaign update

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 12 October, 2017

Lack of ‘step-free’ access at Raynes Park Station Passengers with mobility problems, those carrying luggage or using prams or buggies cannot access Raynes Park station very easily. Platforms 3 and 4 are only accessible via stairs. These platforms are used by passengers returning from London and travelling to Surrey and beyond. With almost 4.5 million […]

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