New community plan reveals the voices and the stories of Merton

Today saw the launch of Merton’s new community plan on Wimbledon Common.

Packed with personal stories from Merton residents, businesses and community groups, Merton Partnership’s latest edition of its Community Plan is a magazine-style publication aimed at everyone living and working in Merton.  It showcases the amazing work many people in the borough are doing to make a difference to Merton.  From street pastors to head teachers, youth workers to carers, the stories collected in the new plan reflect the diverse contributions of residents and businesses across the borough. The plan also looks at the work the council and its partners have been doing over the last three years to improve the borough and sets out how the partnership will address issues in the future that are important to residents.

Community Plan launch

Mayor of Merton Cllr Krystal Miller with contributors to the community plan (l-r: Deborah Kormi, Tony Kormi, Rev. Andrew Wakefield, Cllr Krystal Miller, Leader of Merton Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis, Jemima Erhabor and Sunny Lee).

The Chair of Merton Partnership is the Leader of the council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, who said : “The new community plan is a fantastic read and I encourage everyone living in Merton to take a look at it and find out what their fellow residents are doing to benefit the borough.  People can also find out what the partnership is doing to bridge the gap between the different sides of the borough.”

Responsible for leading on the development of the new-look community plan, Reverend Andrew Wakefield said: “I am really proud of what the partnership and all the Merton residents and businesses, who contributed to the new community plan, have achieved.  We wanted it to be engaging and do what it says on the cover – it’s for the community and it’s about the community, which is why it’s wonderful that we’ve been able to include great stories from some of the many people in Merton who do invaluable work for the borough.”

Copies of the Community Plan are available from the civic centre in Morden and online at

Join in the conversation on Twitter: #plan4merton and tell us if you know anyone doing great things for Merton.