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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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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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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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Answers to our questions on wheelies/fortnightly collections

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 27 August, 2016

It only took a month and two polite reminders, but eventually Lib Dem councillor Mary-Jane Jeanes received a response to the five key questions highlighted by our survey on the Council’s new plans for wheelie bins and fortnightly rubbish collections. As Liberal Democrats, our aim is for a waste collection system that works for people, […]

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Wheelie bins – and fortnightly collection

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 21 July, 2016

Merton Council recently announced a number of changes to litter and recycling collection (summarised here). Briefly, each household would have 2 wheelie bins, a plastic box, and a food waste caddy. The food waste caddy would be collected weekly, everything else fortnightly. Following our online survey, Lib Dem councillor Mary-Jane Jeanes sent the following questions […]

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Wimbledon Town centre traffic

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 25 February, 2015

After a resident raised concerns with him, Focus Team member Anthony Fairclough asked the following public question at the last Council meeting: Please could the Cabinet Member confirm whether there are any plans currently under consideration to introduce two-way traffic on Sir Cyril Black Way and Hartfield Road? Similarly, are there plans under consideration to stop traffic turning left from Hartfield Road […]

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Proposals for Rainbow Industrial Estate

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 5 November, 2014

Workspace Ltd, the owners of the Rainbow Industrial Estate, are currently consulting on renewed plans for the site. The area is currently used by a range of businesses including a coach company, in the area southwest of Raynes Park station between the railway tracks that head south to Motspur Park. There have been a range […]

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Prudential RideLondon – what did you think?

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 16 August, 2014

Last weekend (9th and 10th August) was the exciting second annual RideLondon cycle event in London. As part of the event, dozens of professional cyclists as well as thousands of amateurs and enthusiasts were able to cycle the traffic-free route from the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park to Box Hill in Surrey and back including […]

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Sustainable living in Merton

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 2 April, 2014

Lib Dem councillors were successful at the Council meeting tonight,  getting the Council to agree to introduce a “One Planet Merton” framework, requiring all Council policies and activities to be judged against their impact on the environment. We know we need to reduce our ecological footprint by two thirds in order to establish a fairer […]

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‘Mini-Holland’ cycling bid rejected

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 11 March, 2014

Merton’s £32million bid to transform Wimbledon town centre into a ‘mini-Holland’ has been turned down the by Mayor of London. Outer London councils had been given the opportunity to win a major share of the Mayor’s £100m ‘Mini-Holland’ fund to transform cycling in their areas. Whilst Merton’s full bid was turned down, a smaller amount […]

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