Colliers Wood – March Newsletter 2021

Hi everyone,  
I hope this finds you safe and as well as can be expected! 

Pop up Clinic at Colliers Wood Community centre Wednesday 10th March 
Colliers Wood Surgery is running a ‘pop up’ clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations on Wednesday 10th March at Colliers Wood Community Centre from 13:00 – 20:00hrs. This clinic is for patients who are aged 65 or over or who fall into high risk cohorts (Groups 1 – 6). This clinic is for patients who are registered with Colliers Wood Surgery, Merton Medical Practice, Mitcham Family Practice, Riverhouse Surgery and Mitcham Medical Centre.
Any patient wishing to be vaccinated should phone their relevant Practice. If you are unsure what group you fall into please phone your surgery and they will be happy to let you know.

Planned Development for Additional Towers
Thanks to everyone that responded to the Council regarding this application.  We have received confirmation from the planning officer that the Council will accept representations until a report is ready to go onto the Planning Applications Committee agenda.  You can find out more information regarding our concerns and how to contact the Council on our website. and you will need to send your email to Give your name and address and mention that your comments are about Application 21/P0082

Update from Merton Vision
The steering group for the redevelopment of the site to accommodate both Merton Vision and a new GP surgery was told before Christmas that the planning application might go to the February 18th Council Planning Committee, but that this was more a hope than a certainty. If it didn’t, it would definitely be considered at the following meeting of the Planning Committee, due to be held on March 18th.

In the event, it didn’t happen in February, and as it should happen within 13 weeks of being submitted, they are expecting to hear the result on, or shortly after, the 18th March. If it’s given the go ahead, they have a massive undertaking in moving out for the duration of the project and establishing themselves at the Wilson, in Mitcham. They would be keen to have volunteers to help us with their move, Covid 19 restrictions permitting of course. Please let them know if you’re interested. 
Meanwhile, if you are experienced in social media and keen to volunteer, they would love your help as soon as possible. As a charity, they work with and for visually impaired children and adults of all ages, across the borough of Merton.They are currently looking for a volunteer who can spare some time weekly on a flexible basis to promote their services to a wide local audience via social media. Please have a look:
Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage
This month reported some positive news on a number of fronts, including their success in reversing plans for a new road across part of Mitcham Common and a facelift for Bramcote Parade. Merton Council has agreed to reform its Design Review Panel and there have been some welcome changes to designs for the former fire station.  For more information you can read their newsletter here.Zoe’s Pebble Patch!It’s been wonderful to see the beautiful stones placed between Devonshire Road and Myrna Close. Thanks to everyone that’s painted them.  It would be lovely to see others around Colliers Wood – please do send in your photos if you have any similar projects taking place.  

Thanks to everyone that’s been helping in any way.  Every kind decision makes life easier for someone else.  
Be safe!

Suzanne Gale
on behalf of CWRA Committee

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