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A fresh start for Merton – Dundonald Lib Dem Focus Team

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 12 October, 2017

The Lib Dem Focus team working for a fresh start in Wimbledon, Wimbledon Chase and Raynes Park are: Anthony Fairclough moved to Wimbledon in 2002, and now lives on Merton Hall Road. For the last 12 years, he’s worked as head of research and legal support at a leading barristers chambers. In his spare time, […]

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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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Plans to close Wimbledon police station

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 15 July, 2017

London Mayor – Labour’s Sadiq Khan – has announced plans to close half the police stations in London – including Wimbledon’s. The station promotes visible community policing and makes reporting crime easier. Merton Liberal Democrats’ reaction is here, and you can sign our petition www.SaveWimbledonPoliceStation.org.uk The official consultation is here. Let the Mayor know what […]

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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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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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Crossrail 2 – new options?

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 1 November, 2016

Crossrail 2 is a plan for a new railway connecting Southwest and Northeast London, via Wimbledon. It will involve years of building work through large parts of the borough.   Following residents’ opposition, Transport for London has said it’s considering three other options to reduce disruption in the area (see below). Their revised plans were […]

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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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You can read Lib Dem candidate for London Mayor Caroline Pidgeon’s announcement here – which was made during a visit to Wimbledon and Raynes Park. We also mustn’t forget that Crossrail 2 has an impact on the whole borough, it’s not just about the (albeit huge) effect on Wimbledon town centre. You can also read […]

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