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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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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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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