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Traffic closures at Fairlawn and Burstow Roads

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 21 January, 2021

Just before Christmas, Merton Council approached the three Dundonald ward councillors with a plan to place traffic ‘filters’ (to stop cars/vans going through) at: Fairlawn Road at the junction with Wilton Crescent; and Burstow Road at the junction with Kingston and Lower Downs Roads. Your Liberal Democrat councillors asked about the reasons for this and […]

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Tall buildings in Wimbledon

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 18 November, 2020

Speech by Cllr Simon McGrath at the Council meeting on 18 November 2020, on the Lib Dem proposal to close a loophole in planning rules allowing applications for buildings taller than the proposed building height guidance (click here for YouTube recording of the debate). “Madame Mayor, “You will recall that it is as the result […]

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Graham Road closure – updates

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 12 September, 2020

In March 2019 Merton Council approved plans for 177 bed hotel with retail units on Hartfield Road, near the junction with Graham Road (more details here). However, only recently has demolition and building work started. On Sunday 6 September 2020, seemingly out of nowhere, a road sign appeared saying that Graham Road would be closed […]

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Former Wimbledon Specialist Cars site, Bushey Road – update

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 7 September, 2020

Planning permission for this site at 32-34 Bushey Road was originally granted in late 2018, for 32 flats. Building work has not yet started and travellers broke into the site most recently in August. The developer has provided the following update on 7 September: “As promised I wanted to keep everybody fully up-to-date and informed […]

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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 planning application for the proposed 177 bedroom hotel development at 27-39 Hartfield Road has been approved. Merton’s Planning Applications Committee (a group of 10 councillors) met on Thursday 21 March and ultimately voted to approve the application. Cllr Anthony Fairclough attended the meeting as one of your ward councillors and spoke about the concerns […]

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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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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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