Merton Council


Current and planned consultations

Consultation run by: Children, Schools & Families
Start: 06 Dec 2023
Ends: 15 Jan 2024
Why do we want your views?

If you have a child or children aged 0 to 14 years (or 18 if your child has a special educational need or disability) then please complete this questionnaire by 15 January  2024.

The London Borough of Merton seeks to collect the views of parents and carers, on the availability of childcare within the borough.

For the purpose of this survey ‘childcare’ refers to formal childcare where an adult provides supervised care for a child. Often this provision is registered with Ofsted registered provision and is most used by working parents, for example a childminder, day nursery, pre-school, nursery classes breakfast clubs, after school clubs or holiday scheme.

Further support The Government is expanding their free early education and childcare entitlement for some working parents of children aged from 9 months until they start reception from 2024.  To find out more about this support please visit

To find out about the childcare available in Merton please visit 

We appreciate this suvey is lenghty, if you have any questions or  would like support to complete this for,  please email  

Your views are important to us and we thank you for taking the time to complete this survey

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 22 Nov 2023
Ends: 21 Dec 2023
Why do we want your views?

Please have your say on our budget priorities for the next financial year, 2024/25.

You can complete our short online survey or attend one of our engagement events to give your views on our priorities and inform the budget setting process for 2024/25.

For more information about how we set out our budget please see our website.

Consultation run by: Community & Housing
Start: 20 Nov 2023
Ends: 07 Jan 2024
Why do we want your views?

We are interested in your views on the quality and effectiveness of currentadult, specialist drug and alcohol treatment services and what improvements might be made to drug and alcohol treatment services in the future.  

Why do we want your views?

This is a statutory consultation on the making of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to restrict access to Public Right of Way 148 (PROW 148), located at the rear of Priestley Road and the rear of Rialto Road, starting at Eastfield Road and ending at Sandy Lane.  The proposal would see the restriction being enforced by means of alley gates to disrupt and prevent fly tipping of waste and other anti-social activities.

An informal consultation was undertaken in the summer of 2022.  This elicited a positive response from local residents to a proposal to install barriers to restrict access.  The full consultation stage will run from  9 November 2023 to 14 December 2023 and once completed, the Council will consider the proposal in the light of any representations.  If we decide to proceed, the required PSPO will be made and residents and other affected parties will be informed.

The draft Order may be viewed on the Council Website.

Should you wish to comment and express your opinion, please e-mail or write to  Paul Garrett at: 

Future Merton Team, London Borough of Merton, 9th Floor, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 03 Nov 2023
Ends: 15 Dec 2023
Why do we want your views?

The survey is for Merton-based community groups and charities (voluntary community sector organisations) to help us:

  1. understand what role organisations see for themselves in encouraging community climate action
  2. identify the climate/carbon attitudes and priorities of the organisations service users (if any can be assumed);
  3. develop routes for engaging with new, hardly reached and more diverse communities, to better address their priorities and overcome challenges to enable community climate action.
Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 01 Nov 2023
Ends: 13 Dec 2023
Why do we want your views?

Merton Council is consultating on changes to parking charges, which are needed to address an increase in the costs of parking services caused by inflation.  

One option being looked at is the introduction of a surcharge on permits for vehicles with high carbon emissions, to help persuade motorists to switch towards cleaner modes of transport. 

Permit prices and on-street charges were last revised in January 2020. Since then, inflation has increased costs by almost 17%, and parking usage has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels. 

It is proposed an average increase of 16.8% in permit prices, which in practice would mean most residents’ parking permits would increase by £15 over the year, or 29 pence per week.  

Changes to e-permits, scratch-cards and a reduction in the price of annual visitor parking permits are also proposed. It is also proposed that on-street bay and car park charges should increase.

Please see the full details of the proposals.  

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 23 Oct 2023
Ends: 15 Jan 2024
Why do we want your views?

Review of Cumulative Impact Zones

The Council, as the Licensing Authority under the Licensing Act 2003, is now undertaking a consultation process to review it Cumulative Impact Assessment, , to establish whether there are any parts of the borough with a significant number of licensed premises and whether there is evidence to show that this is having an adverse impact on crime and disorder and public nuisance.

As such, we would like to hear views from local businesses, local residents and responsible authorities on the Draft of Cumulative Impact Assessment.