Merton asks residents to voice their views

Merton is calling on residents to have their say about local issues at the regular community forums.

December sees a new round of forums taking place across the borough in Colliers Wood and North East Mitcham as well as in Mitcham, Morden, Wimbledon and Raynes Park. Everyone is invited to come along and voice their opinions.

Council Leader Councillor David Williams will be holding question and answer sessions at the forums in Mitcham and Wimbledon – similar to the ones he carried out at the other community forums during September and October.

At the Colliers Wood and North East Mitcham forum, taking place on 1 December, discussions will cover the shortage of school places and the proposed changes to GP surgeries. The Wimbledon forum, on 9 December, will be talking about plans for Wimbledon station forecourt. Other items due to be thrashed out at the Mitcham and Raynes Park forums, on 2 and 16 December, include traffic concerns in Bond Road, Mitcham, and the Raynes Park enhancement plan and flood prevention in West Barnes.

In addition to the meetings, the forums are now also launching online. Raynes Park Community Forum now has its own Facebook page, and the others will follow soon so residents keen to get even more involved are advised to log on and have a look.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for community safety and engagement Councillor Henry Nelless said: “We want to know what concerns residents have about their local communities so that we can make sure we are meeting all their needs. The community forums are one way by which people can let us know what they think and I hope as many people as possible can come to their local December forum.’

Find out further details of the dates, times and venues of Merton’s community forums at

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