December Strike Compensation

Due to the unprecedented level of strike action by members of the RMT union, and the wholly unnecessary impact this had on passengers, the Government has worked with South Western Railway to secure compensation arrangements.

Burlington Road Update

On Thursday 12th February Merton Council's Planning Applications Committee will consider the proposals for the Tesco Site, 265 Burlington Road, New Malden, KT3 4NE. 

Below is my email to the Committee. 


Good morning,

South Wimbledon Track Noise

I often raise complaints on behalf of residents living above the Northern line in South Wimbledon about the levels of noise. 

Rough Sleeping Initiative Fund

I am pleased the Government has announced allocations of a £112 million Rough Sleeping Initiative fund to provide local support for those living on the streets.

South Wimbledon Gas Works Update

Earlier this week I visited the South Wimbledon junction with Cllr Nigel Benbow and local residents to inspect the gas works with reprsentatives from SGN. 

South Western Railway

Please see below a statement from the Department for Transport regarding South Western Railway's finances.

South Wimbledon Gas Works

Many residents in the South Wimbledon area have contacted me and Cllr Nigel Benbow to express their frustration about the way the gas works are being managed. There are also worries from Pelham Primary School parents about air quality which I have raised.

Child Refugees

I believe it would be helpful to set out the position on family reunion and unaccompanied refugee children. The Government remains resolutely committed to the principle of family reunion, as well as to supporting the most vulnerable children affected by the migration crisis.

Wimbledon Chase Station

On Monday I discussed the proposed redevelopment at Wimbledon Chase Station with the developers and their agents. The key issues are accessibility and the height of the proposed building. Along with many local people I am concerned that the redevelopment will not have improved access.