Merton Council is calling on residents from around the borough to get involved with the latest consultation on the plans for regenerating Mitcham Town Centre over the next three years.
Whether residents live, work, visit or travel around Mitcham, the council wants to hear their views to help it progress this large scale programme. The consultation is now open and runs to 26 July and if residents living in the CR4 postcode area wish to get involved, they can read the brochure that comes through their door and fill out the attached survey. Residents preferring to respond online, or who do not live in that postcode, can have their say by visiting http://www.merton.gov.uk/rediscovermitcham and filling out the online survey.
The consultation sets out the vision and plans for a rejuvenated Mitcham Town Centre and Fair Green including proposals to upgrade the quality of overall look and feel of the area, improve accessibility for people wishing to visit and to enhance community and shopping facilities such as the local market, shops, murals and toilets. With funding from Transport for London, Rediscover Mitcham is a £6.2million project and the most ambitious largest town centre regeneration project in Merton for a generation.
In addition to this side of the project, the council is already in the middle of implementing a two year, £500,000 programme of business support and community engagement activities which have already led to a series of improved market days and will shortly see a business advice service installed in the town centre. The Rediscover Mitcham programme will consolidate and build upon these achievements.
Merton Council cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration Councillor Andrew Judge said: ‘Thank you to everyone who has been involved with this process so far. Your views have really helped us in shaping these exciting plans for Mitcham.
‘This next stage looks in more depth at each area of work and addresses concerns and issues highlighted from the first consultation. Once again we would really like to hear your views on the plans to ensure we make the best choices for Mitcham and give it the best chance of succeeding. Time is of the essence to ensure we can make these improvements as soon as possible and we are aiming to commence the work at the start of 2014, so it really is essential that people have their say now.’
Find out more
For details of business support and community involvement activities find out more at http://www.onemitcham.com