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News, features, history, letters and a comprehensive ‘what’s on’ guide are just some of the reasons why residents will welcome the first issue of My Merton, Merton Council’s new community magazine, which is being delivered to all Merton households this week.

The magazine replaces the two Council pages that were formerly included in the local Guardian every week. As not all residents received this newspaper it was decided to create a new informative and engaging method of communication, in the shape of a magazine. The magazine is currently being delivered to over 80,000 households across the borough, in part by Royal Mail and the rest by a local distribution company. Copies are also available from Merton Link, the boroughs libraries, leisure centres and satellite offices.

My Merton is published every two months and aims to entertain and inform, bringing together the residents of the borough. My Merton will not only act as an information tool, but as a forum for debate and discussion, aiming to make residents of Merton feel proud of their community. My Merton is for everybody and is available in large print, audio tape, Braille and translations upon request by contacting 020 8545 4654.

The action-packed first edition includes:
– Features on AFC Wimbledon, parks and graffiti
– News from across the borough – including an article in Tamil
– A regular history page
– Working life – interview with a council cemetery foreman
– A pull out guide to school admissions
– Your shout – letters page
– My Merton – an interview with Merton resident Irene Goldsmith
– A comprehensive ‘What’s on’ guide
– ‘Ask Jan’ consumer advise and local restaurant review
– The Merton’s – meet the borough’s newest residents learning to recycle

Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Andrew Judge said, “We hope Merton residents find My Merton informative, interesting and most importantly a thoroughly good read. However, remember that My Merton is about your Merton, so if readers would like to offer some feedback on the magazine, please contact the Editorial team. ‘

The next issue of My Merton will be delivered in the week commencing 24 November 2003, just before the Christmas season. It will feature more useful information, news and features to cover the festive period.

To give feedback, request more information, or if you haven’t received your copy of My Merton please contact Merton Council ‘s PR and Press Office on 020 8543 4654, e-mail mymerton@merton.gov.uk or visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/mymerton .

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