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The planning application for the proposed 177 bedroom hotel development at 27-39 Hartfield Road has been approved. Merton’s Planning Applications Committee (a group of 10 councillors) met on Thursday 21 March and ultimately voted to approve the application. Cllr Anthony Fairclough attended the meeting as one of your ward councillors and spoke about the concerns […]

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Labour pushes ahead with new parking charges

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 8 February, 2019

Council bosses are determined to press ahead with new parking charges. The new charges will heavily increase costs for those living in Wimbledon and Raynes Park.  At the February meeting of Merton Council focusing on air quality, Dundonald Lib Dem councillors Simon McGrath and Anthony Fairclough called on the Council to scrap their plans, and instead […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent planning applications affecting Wimbledon town centre

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 31 May, 2016

There are currently a number of developments and planning applications affecting Wimbledon town centre that are going to have a big impact on the area. Please see below for brief details, where you can find more information and how you can have your say (if the deadline for comments is still open). You can see […]

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