Dundonald Liberal Democrats

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

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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. For the last 12 years, he’s worked as head of research and legal support at a leading barristers chambers. In his spare time, […]

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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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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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Comments submitted to Merton Council planning department by Dundonald Liberal Democrats. Dear Mr Vale Re Planning application 17/P2529, 579-589 Kingston Road Raynes Park London, SW20 8SD I am writing on behalf of Dundonald Ward Liberal Democrats in connection with the above Planning Application. We have a number of concerns about the application which should be […]

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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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