Merton gives drivers a smoother ride

Merton Council has committed an extra £100,000 to upgrade the borough’s road surfaces and fill in pot holes where tough weather conditions last winter have caused the tarmac to prematurely erode.

In the interests of keeping the borough’s roads in good condition, the council is calling on all residents to keep their eyes open for pot holes as well as other environmental problems such as fly tips, litter or graffiti, and to get in touch by e-mailing . Residents can also visit the council’s road maintenance web page at to find out more about how they can make their voices heard and contribute to helping the council maintain the local environment for everyone.

Merton Council cabinet member for environment and leisure services Councillor David Simpson said: “Good quality roads mean safer roads. We are making this additional investment in maintaining our streets, as the unusually cold winter and icy road conditions earlier this year have caused certain parts of our roads to deteriorate somewhat. We do appreciate the patience of all road users as we carry out these essential works which will make all of our journeys that much smoother.”