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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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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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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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Redevelopment of Manuplastics site on Kingston Rd

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 15 May, 2016

Comments submitted on the planning application 16/P1208 by Apostles resident Giles Bailey: “Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the new proposals for the former Manuplastics site on Kingston Road.

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More bookshops in Wimbledon

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 25 January, 2016

We need town centres that work –  this is why the local team have been working with London Assembly candidate Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett to encourage Waterstones and WHSmiths to open new stores in Wimbledon, after they lost their leases in Wimbledon Bridge House. You can see how the Wimbledon Guardian covered our campaign here. And you […]

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