Rats around the Kiss Me Hardy

In response to the CWRA and Cllr Laxmi Attawar subsequent correspondence about the rats around the Kiss Me Hardy, the Council has responded as follows:
“An officer carried out a site inspection on 22nd January 2020 of the above area. The officer did not find any obvious signs for the increase sightings of rats in the area, due to food waste or materials being fly-tipped, which could offer harbourage to rodents. The officer did however identify contractors carrying out work which may have disturbed/contributed to the sightings of rats in the area and has requested that the site is rodent baited. The officer will be revisiting the area shortly to check that the baiting is being carried out and survey the area again to see if there are other issues which may need to be addressed.”

Have your say on the draft Statement of Consultation (SCI) until 8th December 2019

In 2006 Merton Council adopted its Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). However, since its adoption there have been a number of changes to planning legislation, planning guidance and technological advances such as social media, which have changed the way public consultations and engagement takes place and are carried out. All this means Merton’s SCI (2006) requires updating to have regard to these changes.

Merton’s draft SCI sets out how the council will involve local people, local businesses, stakeholders and other interested parties when preparing development planning documents and on submitted planning applications. It also outlines some engagement principles for developers, who may need to consult with Merton residents regarding their development proposals. The draft SCI can be viewed via the council’s website here

A copy of the document can be viewed at the following libraries – Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Morden, Raynes Park, West Barnes and Wimbledon.  

You can comment on the draft SCI via:

Online survey

By email: future.merton@merton.gov.uk

By post: Future Merton, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, SM4 5DX

Polling Stations proposal

Following a review of the responses received, the Returning Officer has produced a draft set of proposals for future polling stations and districts which is available from our website. If you have any comments on these proposals, in particular and views on the accessibility of the proposed new venues please let us know by email to Electoral.services@merton.gov.ukby 24 October. A final set of proposals will be submitted to Council for approval in November.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy consultation

Merton’s Children’s Trust is developing the Merton strategy for meeting the needs of children and young people who have SEN and/or disabilities to make sure that services across the borough work together and in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure improved outcomes. We have put together the draft Merton SEND Strategy and would like to hear from parents and carers, children and young people, and staff and professionals who work in SEND – to test, further develop and prioritise the strategic objectives set out in the draft strategy. To find out more please go to https://www.merton.gov.uk/education-and-learning/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/sen-consultation and respond to our survey by 16 October.