Local News

Ride London - Sunday 29th July

On Sunday 29th July the Ride London Cycle event will be passing through Wimbledon again.

This will mean large parts of Wimbledon Hill Road, Worple Road, Coombe Lane and Wimbledon Village will be effectively closed from 7am-7pm.

Crossrail 2 Update

I spoke this morning with the Chief Executive of Crossrail 2.

At present, Crossrail 2 are undertaking an “Independent Affordability Review" to examine ways of making the scheme more affordable.

Motspur Park Level Crossings - Crossrail 2

Crossrail 2 are considering permanently closing the level crossings on West Barnes Lane and at Motspur Park when the line opens. You can find more details here.

Caravan Encampment - West Barnes Lane

I am aware of the traveller encampment at 39 West Barnes Lane, Raynes Park, which is creating a significant amount of disruption and fly tipping.

Major gas works: Approach Road and Grand Drive

I am told that the gas works on Approach Road which began last month are progressing well. 

Their second project on Grand Drive should begin on 23rd July and last approximately 20 weeks. For the duration of this, Grand Drive will be made one-way southbound.

Free School Meals

There has been a lot of misinformation about free school meals and Universal Credit.

The introduction of Universal Credit offers a less fragmented, more fairly targeted system that will ensure more children will benefit from free school meals. 

Reporting Back: March 2018

Welcome to my latest community email, with news on Wimbledon Police Station, Brexit, Merton Hall, Motspur Park Post Office and more.

Below are just some of the things I have been doing locally and in Parliament since my last email.