Council calls on public for ideas on how £500,000 could improve their neighbourhood

Merton Council wants to hear from residents and businesses in the borough about where they think a share of £500,000 could be spent most effectively to improve the area where they live or work over the next two years.


Nelson Gardens, South Wimbledon

The council has set up a short online survey to ask people where they would prioritise the spending. Deadline for responses is 19 January 2017.

The money is from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)  which is available to the council for improvements to public areas using contributions from a number of development projects across Merton.

Baltic Close, Colliers Wood

Baltic Close, Colliers Wood

The money can be spent on community facilities, improving green spaces as well as streets and town centres. It could also be used to improve local shopping parades.

Merton Council cabinet member for regeneration, environment and housing Councillor Martin Whelton said: “This is a great opportunity to hear from the community where this money can be best spent to make improvements to neighbourhoods. There has been a great deal of investment in Merton and that is set to continue, so I’m pleased we have these funds to make smaller improvements which can often make a big difference to local communities.”