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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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Step-free a step closer?

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 30 November, 2018

We are really pleased to hear that train company South Western Railway have recently applied to the Government’s ‘Access for All’ fund for funding to put a lift or ramps into Raynes Park and Motspur Park stations. Lib Dem councillors Eloise Bailey (West Barnes) and Anthony Fairclough (Dundonald) have been working since Summer to encourage […]

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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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Raynes Park & Motspur Park stations – step-free access

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 28 August, 2018

As you probably know, we have been campaigning with local people to make both Raynes Park and Motspur Park stations ‘step-free’ since 2013 (there’s more about the history of this campaign here). Following the local elections in May, Lib Dem councillors from Dundonald and West Barnes wards (Anthony Fairclough, Simon McGrath and Eloise Bailey) met […]

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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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Abbott Avenue/Raynes Park flooding – Thames Water

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 14 June, 2018

Over the last two or three years, Abbott Avenue residents have seen sewerage on their street following heavy rain. Following recent downpours, residents’ complaints led to calls for action on the part of Thames Water. Thames were invited to attend the Raynes Park Community Forum on 14 June, and this is a brief note of […]

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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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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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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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