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Down your street – August 2019

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 6 September, 2019

We think people get the best services when it’s easy for them to have a say on improving things, and so we’re keen to help residents help themselves. Below we list a few examples of things we’ve been working on over the last few weeks: Sorting abandoned waste and flytipping along the ‘heads’ of Apostles […]

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Parking charges latest – Labour pushes plans through

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 30 June, 2019

On Thursday 27 June, a small Panel of councillors was asked to consider the Council’s response to the public consultation on their planned changes to parking charges. The plans to massively increase parking charges based on where you live were introduced in January. The Council was required to carry out a full consultation, with over […]

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Southey Bowling Club – licensing & hours decision

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 9 May, 2019

On Tuesday, local residents were successful in defeating an attempt by Southey Bowling Club to extend their opening hours much later than their current “Club certificate”. This certificate regulates the hours for alcohol sales, club opening and the playing of live and recorded music The Council’s Licensing Panel rejected the Club’s proposals and instead decided […]

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The state of our streets – Veolia’s performance

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 8 February, 2019

On 6 February there was an extraordinary meeting of Merton Council to discuss the performance of the Council’s waste contractor, Veolia.  You can read more about the meeting here on the Merton Liberal Democrats’ website. You can watch the debate on Youtube here, including Dundonald Cllr Anthony Fairclough putting forward a proposal demanding that Merton Council […]

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Council parking charges plan challenged over lack of evidence

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 10 January, 2019

Speech given by Cllr Anthony Fairclough to the Sustainable Communities Overview & Scrutiny Panel on 9 January 2019 Thank you chair. I would like to propose that this Panel debate a recommendation to refer this policy to full Council. It is a power that this panel has when it considers a policy to be “outside […]

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Bushey Road planning application – last night

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 16 November, 2018

The Planning application for a block of 32 flats (10 affordable) on Bushey Road, at the end of Edna and Dorien Roads, was heard last night. The application was approved by the councillors on the Planning Applications Committee. Two motions to reject the application (one because of its density and massing, and one proposed by […]

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Major gas works: Grand Drive, road works and diversions

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 20 July, 2018

SGN, the company carrying out major gas works on Grand Drive have shared with us some information, which we’ve included below: Latest update on Grand Drive Gas Works from SGN. “The project started as planned on 23 July and will last approximately 20 weeks. However, following feedback from stakeholders and the local community, SGN have worked with London Borough […]

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Local planning news

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 9 June, 2018

Last week there was a meeting of Merton’s “Design Review Panel” – a Panel of architects and design experts, which comments on proposals from developers. Part of the meeting is confidential – where the developers have not yet put in formal planning applications, and we can only say a limited amount about those discussions. YMCA […]

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2018 Election Results

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 6 May, 2018

Following the election on 3 May, there are new councillors for Dundonald ward: Anthony Fairclough and Simon McGrath were elected – with John Tippett-Cooper narrowly and sadly missing out. The full results are here. Thank you to those who supported us – we’re honoured to be elected to represent everyone in the area. Please do […]

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Wimbledon Police Station – update

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 5 April, 2018

Commenting on the court case to save Wimbledon Police Station, Paul Kohler said: “Matters are moving forward quite rapidly although the High Court are not proposing to hold the judicial review hearing until the local elections are behind us and the political makeup of Merton Council is decided. “We are due to agree a date […]

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