Council invites residents to take a bird’s eye view of Merton

Visitors and residents of Merton will have the opportunity to view the borough from the roof of the Civic Centre as part of the London’s Open House weekend 20 and 21 September. They will also have the chance to take a closer look at the four wind turbines that generate some of the council’s electricity.

Merton council is to host free tours between 10-am and 3pm, taking visitors up 14 floors to the viewing platform for a spectacular view over the roofs of houses and offices. The tours will also include a visit to the Council Chamber.

There will also be an opportunity for visitors to help develop a vision for the regeneration of Morden town centre, by completing a moreMorden questionnaire. Consultation runs for six weeks from the 1 September until 10 October 2008.

Visitors can also discover more architectural designs up close including buildings of community interest when Merton opens the doors to eleven other buildings across the borough.
No booking is required, but visitors are advised to arrive early to ensure they get to see their view.

Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Cllr Diane Neil Mills said: ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for Merton to showcase the buildings we have in the borough as well as give people a rare opportunity see where they live from high up on the Civic Centre. The tour around the chamber will also give residents and visitors the chance to see where the decision-making and political debate happens. Perhaps it will even encourage them to come along to a council meeting one day. ‘

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