Council invites residents to have their say on public transport

Merton Council is asking local residents to voice their opinion on how the borough’s public transport can be improved at a consultation meeting with councillors and public transport providers at 7.15pm on Tuesday 16 March at The Hub (Tooting and Mitcham FC), Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Road, Morden SM4 6BF.

The public meeting, led by the Sustainable Communities Scrutiny Panel councillors will highlight issues, concerns and suggestions regarding public transport in Merton by giving residents an opportunity to speak directly with transport providers.

There will be presentations from bus and tube, train and tram providers, followed by question and answer sessions.

Following the meeting the Sustainable Communities Scrutiny Panel will make recommendations for improvement to the council’s cabinet and relevant transport providers to ensure that the issues raised are addressed.

Councillor David Dean will chair the meeting in his position as chair of the Sustainable Communities Overview and Scrutiny Panel. He commented:

“Many residents have concerns about the current state of the infrastructure and we would like them to meet with the stakeholders to explain how transport can be improved. Residents pay a lot of money in tax and fares and they would like solutions to overcrowding amongst other concerns.”

For more information, and a copy of the agenda, please contact scrutiny@merton.gov.uk or telephone 020 8545 4035

Getting there:
Bus: Routes 118 (Morden – Brixton) and 280
(Tooting – Sutton Station)
Tube: Morden Station on the Northern Line and 118 bus
(1 mile from the hub)
Tramlink: Wimbledon Branch, alight at Mitcham Station
(400 yards from The Hub)