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Current and planned consultations


Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 04 Aug 2019
Ends: 18 Oct 2019
Why do we want your views?

Safer Merton forms part of the Community Safety Partnership.

Community Safety Partnerships were set up as statutory bodies under Sections 5-7 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) are made up of representatives from the police, local authorities, fire and rescue authorities, health and probation services (the 'responsible authorities').

The responsible authorities work together to protect their local communities from crime and to help people feel safe. They work out how to deal with local issues including antisocial behaviour, drug or alcohol misuse and re-offending. They annually assess local crime priorities and consult partners and the local community about how to deal with them.

This Community Safety Survey will be used by partner agencies to jointly work together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. The results will feed into the annual Community Strategic Assessment

Why do we want your views?

Each year the Government makes changes to the legislation that governs the calculation and award of the prescribed Council Tax Support (CTS) Scheme for pensioners and Housing Benefit (HB). These changes affect several aspects of these awards and Merton has a commitment to keep the local CTS scheme for non-pensioners aligned to the Government’s schemes. This ensures there are little or no differences between the prescribed scheme and Housing Benefit and the local CTS scheme and residents will get broadly the same CTS as they would have done if Council Tax Benefit still existed. We are consulting on two options relating to updating the scheme. You can have your say by clicking on the 'Take Part' link below.

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 12 Jul 2019
Ends: 09 Sep 2019
Why do we want your views?
Review of polling districts and polling places 2019
 
In accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, the London Borough of Merton gives notice that it is conducting a review of polling districts and polling places within the Mitcham & Morden parliamentary constituency and the Wimbledon parliamentary constituency. The review will formally commence from 12 July 2019 and must be completed by 31 January 2020.
 
Representations on any aspect of the review can be received from:
  • The (Acting) Returning Officer for the parliamentary constituencies of Mitcham & Morden and Wimbledon
  • Any elector within the parliamentary constituencies of Mitcham & Morden and Wimbledon
  • Any persons/body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability
  • Any local constituency political party
Persons or bodies making representations should, if possible, offer suggestions as to alternative places that may be used as polling places. The (Acting) Returning Officer will comment on existing and proposed polling arrangements and their representations will be made available within 30 calendar days of receipt.
 
Representations on the Council’s existing arrangements should be made by Monday 9 September 2019. Final proposals will be considered by a full Council meeting on 20 November 2019.
 
Representations can be made in by email to electoral.services@merton.gov.uk or via the online survey below. For more information please see www.merton.gov.uk/voting 
Heathrow Airport
Start: 18 Jun 2019
Ends: 13 Sep 2019
Why do we want your views?

Heathrow's public statutory consultation on its expansion project.
As part of this consultation, they will be seeking feedback on their preferred airport masterplan for expansion, how they propose to operate the future airport, an assessment of the impacts of growth, and how they propose to manage these impacts.

They will be holding a public meeting at Everyday Church, 30, Queen's Road, Wimbledon, SW19 8LR on 17 August from 10am to 4pm.