Local News

Mucky Merton

I have had many emails, calls and letters from residents who are having problems with the Labour Council's new bin collection arrangements. 

Crossrail 2 Update

As I said in my last update, Crossrail 2 are undertaking an “Independent Affordability Review" to examine ways of making the scheme more cost effective.

I am concerned that we still have not had sight of this review, or the timetable for the publication of the latest route proposals.

Wimbledon Masterplan Update

This week Merton Council has finally published the Masterplan for Wimbledon Town Centre, which you can find here along with details on how to respond to the consultation.

Boundary Changes: Wimbledon Residents’ Victory

The final Boundary Commission proposals have been published today. I am delighted to say that in Wimbledon there has been no change from the revised proposals from October last year.

Thameslink Disruption Update

I recently met with Thameslink to discuss the recent timetable changes and the disruption caused to commuters.

Merton High Street/South Wimbledon Gas Works

The gas network in the Merton High Street area of South Wimbledon is being upgraded. 

This is part of a £418,000 investment to replace the old gas mains and services with new plastic pipe. 

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.