South Wimbledon is open for business

South Wimbledon is open for business. That is the message from the council in the wake of the extensive flooding caused by a burst water main in Wimbledon.

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From left: Councillor Katy Neep, Tamim Ahmed, manager of Bond Dry Cleaners and Councillor Abby Jones on Kingston Road.

Repairs are underway after a water main burst on Sunday, 3 July in Kingston Road which left thousands of homes and businesses without water while repairs were carried out.

Merton Council Leader Councillor Stephen Alambritis, alongside Councillors Andrew Judge, Katy Neep and Abby Jones, have been out encouraging people to use their local shops, many of which were also badly affected by the flooding.

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Thames Water was responsible for restoring water to homes, cleaning up the debris left behind and repairing the road.

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Open for business: From left: Councillor Katy Neep, Neil Van-Ristell, Councillor Abby Jones and Raj Mdyall from the Cutting Lounge.   

Merton Council officers have been working as a borough liaison with the emergency services, Thames Water and UK Power Networks to advise on the best routes to divert traffic, liaise with third parties and support our most vulnerable residents.

The team have been distributing letters to businesses and residents offering help and support in the wake of the flooding.

Cllr Alambritis said: “We are proud to support local businesses in the borough and we want to continue to encourage residents to use their local shops.

“A lot of people were badly affected by the flooding, including businesses in the Kingston Road area of south Wimbledon.

“By shopping locally, residents can help keep them afloat. We want to let people know that south Wimbledon is still open for business.”

Kingston Road was re-opened by Thames Water on Monday, 11 July.