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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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Crossrail 2 – Southwest to Northeast London

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 3 October, 2015

The Department for Transport and Transport for London are continuing to develop a proposal for a new rail service connecting Southwest with Northeast London – Crossrail 2. The main part of the scheme would run in a tunnel from Wimbledon to Tottenham Hale. This is an enormous project that wouldn’t likely be completed until 2030 […]

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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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Down your street 2015

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 10 January, 2015

The Dundonald Lib Dem Team is always available to help people improve their local area. You can see some information on the ways we helped local residents to help themselves in 2014 here. January There’s still a massive backlog on street sweeping and clearing flytips. We reported: lack of street sweeping on Lower Downs Road, […]

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