Merton Council's development company Merantun has submitted a revised planning application for Raleigh Gardens Car Park. We thought the original proposal needed a 'radical rethink'. But rather than being radical, the new proposal adds insult to injury.
When Merton Council announced its plans for emergency measures to support social distancing 'across the borough' we were dismayed to see the skew towards Wimbledon and the West of the borough. Our submission to Merton Council aims to redress the balance.
We have awarded our first Certificate of Appreciation of 2020, to the residents of Mary Tate Cottages. A socially distanced presentation ceremony was well attended by residents of the Cottages, and we enjoyed tea and cakes on the front lawn.
A planning application to add two storeys onto the iconic Fair Green Parade at the heart of Mitcham Village would be extremely damaging to our town centre. This iconic 1950s building is a local favourite, and it plays a crucial role in framing the Village centre. An additional two storeys would destroy the scale of Fair Green Parade in relation to the rest of Mitcham Village centre.
Air quality. We are monitoring air qualtiy in Mitcham on an ongoing basis. Latest info is in News
The Canons. We were one of three community organisations in Mitcham instrumental in securing £4.3 million for The Canons in summer 2017. We are now involved in work on spending this money to reinvigorate the open spaces and The Canons house. Check the project out on Facebook
Our street scene. We care about how Mitcham feels as a place to live, work, shop and relax. We comment on planning applications when we think they will be harmful to our area which we think still has a strong village feel thanks to its open spaces and historic buildings.
Litter. An ongoing problem in Mitcham we are constantly on the alert for fly tips and litter build-ups. We report these to Merton Council's streets contractor Veolia and its parks contractor IdVerde. You can report too - try tweeting @VeoliaUK @idverdeUK or reporting online to Merton Council
More. We get involved in other projects too. Watch this space for the latest news!