Merton Council is calling on residents and businesses to have their say on proposed designs for public space in Colliers Wood town centre.
Called Connecting Colliers Wood, the consultation runs until Friday 20 December. To get involved in shaping how Colliers Wood town centre will look by Spring 2014, residents and businesses in the roads closest to where the proposed changes could be made, will be able to read the information leaflet and complete the accompanying questionnaire which will be delivered directly to them. Both documents are also available in Colliers Wood library and online at: www.merton.gov.uk/connectingcollierswood The responses will provide the council and Transport for London (TfL) important feedback from residents and people working in the area ahead of progressing any of the proposed improvements.
Proposals that the council and TfL are consulting on include making the Wandle park more a part of Colliers Wood by removing formal boundaries and gateways, landscaping in front of Sainsbury’s and possible road improvements to reduce congestion and incorporate cycling facilities and wider pavements. The council will also be asking people about planting and street furniture as well as how a new plaza in front of the Brown and Root Tower could be developed into an attractive public space.
Merton Council cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration Councillor Andrew Judge said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for residents and businesses to tell us what they would like for their town centre. With TfL and the Mayor of London, we are investing over £3 million in Colliers Wood and we really want the people who live and work there to benefit from the programme of improvement works we’ll be carrying out over the coming months.”