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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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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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What we think about Crossrail 2

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 9 January, 2016

Focus Team member Giles Bailey, co-ordinated the response of Merton Liberal Democrats – which can be seen here: http://www.mertonlibdems.org.uk/crossrail2response

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Save our local police teams

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 9 November, 2015

The Metropolitan Police is considering scrapping all 1000 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) working in neighbourhoods across the Capital. Quite simply this could spell the end of meaningful neighbourhood policing in London. London’s Liberal Democrats value our neighbourhood policing teams and we are committed to fighting to protect them. We’re calling on the Met Police […]

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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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Revenge evictions banned

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 1 October, 2015

“Revenge evictions” have finally been banned today after a long campaign by the Liberal Democrats. The law will make any eviction illegal where it comes after the tenant has made a complaint about housing conditions that the landlord did not respond to satisfactorily. Previously 200,000 renters faced this type of ‘revenge’ eviction every year, according […]

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Rainbow Estate planning application latest

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 18 September, 2015

Sadly, Merton Council voted to approve the Planning Application for the Rainbow Estate development last night,despite repeated calls from a wide section of the local community that the proposal was seriously flawed and is not a good design (you can see our criticisms of the proposals here). It will lead to an isolated development with […]

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Rainbow Estate development – decision expected

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 12 September, 2015

Merton’s Planning Committee will be making a decision on the Planning Application about the Rainbow Estate near Raynes Park Station on September 17th 2015 at 1915hrs. The report to the councillors on the Planning Application Committee is recommending “granting permission”. Local LibDems have campaigned for several years that this application will cause significant traffic congestion […]

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Traffic congestion and air pollution along Kingston Road

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 21 August, 2015

Local Lib Dems are campaigning to reduce traffic congestion and the resulting air pollution along Kingston Road, west of the Tramlink crossing at the junction of Hartfield and Kingston Roads. At a meeting organised by our Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member – Caroline Pidgeon – we met with Transport for London this week. A viable […]

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