Local News

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.

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.