Dundonald Liberal Democrats

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

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Since 2014, we have campaigned with residents for step-free access at Raynes Park and Motspur Park stations. Thousands of residents have signed our petitions on this, and we used these to get South West Trains (SWT), the Department for Transport (DfT) and Network Rail (NR) to take our concerns seriously.

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Plans to close Wimbledon police station

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 15 July, 2017

London Mayor – Labour’s Sadiq Khan – has announced plans to close half the police stations in London – including Wimbledon’s. The station promotes visible community policing and makes reporting crime easier. Merton Liberal Democrats’ reaction is here, and you can sign our petition www.SaveWimbledonPoliceStation.org.uk The official consultation is here. Let the Mayor know what […]

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Letter sent to residents of roads off Dundonald Road. A Cochrane Road resident recently contacted us about noise and disturbance from the goods yard by the railway. A new high and ugly barbed fence has been erected between the yard and the houses. Large trucks have been parked by the fence, and machinery used very […]

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New ban on letting agents’ fees

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 8 April, 2017

After the news that the Government is consulting on banning letting agents’ fees, housing campaigner Anthony Fairclough reports back: “Renters will hopefully soon be able to move home without paying rip-off letting agents’ fees, following a successful campaign by the Lib Dems in Parliament to make renting fairer. These fees are often as much as […]

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Step free access at Raynes Park and Motspur Park stations

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 1 April, 2017

Email to First MTR, after it was announced they will take over the South Western Train franchise later this year. Dear Mike I’ve been given your contact details as someone to approach with a question about First MTR’s acquisition of the South Western Franchise. Since 2014, we have campaigned with residents for step-free access at […]

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Bird muck of Wimbledon Chase II

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 29 March, 2017

You might remember the lengths people had to go to in order to get the Wimbledon Chase railway bridge repainted. During 2015/2016 we constantly hassled Merton Council about the state of the pavement under the bridge – as the pigeon-proofing wasn’t properly refitted after the repaint. In October last year, the Council eventually: Got an […]

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Wimbledon-Mitcham tram will be closed, 11-20 Feb

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 24 January, 2017

There will be “essential track renewal works between Morden Road and Dundonald Road tram stops, from 11 to 20 February 2017”. So this may be carried out, there will be no tram service between Wimbledon and Mitcham for the duration of the works. The track replacement work at Dundonald Road will involve the closure of […]

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Happy Christmas (& rubbish collections!)

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 21 December, 2016

Just a quick note to say ‘happy Christmas’, and to wish you a fantastic 2017. Christmas rubbish & recycling and public transport. We’ve noticed that the following info is a little difficult to come by – rubbish & recycling collection days Christmas tree recycling details Transport for London’s information on travelling over the festive period.

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Crossrail 2 – new options?

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 1 November, 2016

Crossrail 2 is a plan for a new railway connecting Southwest and Northeast London, via Wimbledon. It will involve years of building work through large parts of the borough.   Following residents’ opposition, Transport for London has said it’s considering three other options to reduce disruption in the area (see below). Their revised plans were […]

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Cleaning up Wimbledon Chase

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 11 October, 2016

Wimbledon Chase feels a bit like a forgotten part of the borough when it comes to being kept clean and tidy. We’ve been working to sort that out! The Bird Muck of Wimbledon Chase Bridge Many of you will remember the lengths the Lib Dem team and residents had to go to in order to […]

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