Download the latest burglary and motor vehicle crime figures from 1st-17th January.
Pollards Hill SDA Church are starting up a free Sunday lunch, run from the dining room and kitchen in the New Horizon Centre, Pollards Hill CR4 1LT, every Sunday.
Association – AGM – Tuesday 9th January 2018
St Josephs Church Hall (entrance off Park Road).
- Welcome, apologies and introduction.
- Minutes from last meeting and matters arising.
- Crime report.
- Chairs report of 2017.
- Our elected Councilors review of 2017 and expectations for 2018.
- Financial report.
- HYPER project update.
- Election of Officers and Committee members.
- Proposed Singlegate Catchment area update.
- Update on Health Centre.
- Planning update.
- AOB, confirmation of next meeting and close.
A new local plan is being prepared for Merton in 2020, and residents are being consulted on all the hot topics!
This might be one of the most important consultations we’ve had for some time.
Make your voice heard – tell Merton what you think about their air quality plan
Merton Council has published its Air Quality Action Plan for 2017-2022 and is looking for responses by November 3rd.
Anyone can make their own response. It is easy to do – just use the Merton Council consultations page. We’ve been writing our response and have included some key points here which might help with yours.
We’ve also been plotting data on this map from community groups across Merton where you can find your local pollution blackspots.
Campaigning against plans for a concrete batching plant in Wimbledon
The plans are being challenged by many community groups including Clean Air Merton, the Haydons Road residents’ association and the Wimbledon East Hillside Residents’ Association. You can find out how to get involved here.
Air quality on Plough Lane is already at toxic and illegal levels. We are very concerned that these plans will just make the problem worse. The proposed site is also by a school and people’s homes – any increase in air pollution could put their health at risk.
The council have just announced they will be delaying the plans which is great news, now we need all of you to tell Merton the plans aren’t good enough and that our health is more important.
The new t-charge comes into force today – but what about Merton’s air?
Today the toxicity charge comes into force in the congestion charge area. Polluting vehicles will have to pay a charge on top of the congestion charge in order to enter central London.
These plans are only the beginning of what is needed in London. The charge needs to go much further and restrict polluting vehicles in boroughs like Merton. That’s why we are supporting the Mayor’s plans for an ultra-low emission zone in 2019 and we want it to be extended to polluted boroughs like Merton.
If you would like to get fit and active and would like to get out into the fresh air on a Saturday, please come and give us a try!
Helen McAuley talked at the recent CWRA meeting about a proposed boundary for admissions to Singlegate Primary School. Read more about the work she has been doing on this.
Residents and park users have told the council that they are concerned about growing numbers of dog-related problems in public spaces, such a dog fouling and aggressive dogs. The council are committed to tackling these issues and, as such, the Council is considering making Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs).
From Steve Wallace – Merton Police Borough commander.
As you are already aware the Met are consulting on further closures of police stations and how we provide front office provision. We are very aware of the concerns being raised, and the petition that is being collated.
The consultation website is live until 6 October – and please complete if you haven’t already done so and please share with your networks and contacts.