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Current and planned consultations


Consultation run by: Community & Housing
Start: 26 Jul 2021
Ends: 23 Aug 2021
Why do we want your views?

We absolutely appreciate the extent of the difficulties many people with dementia and their family carers have faced over the last 17 months.   

Merton Council currently commissions the Alzheimer’s Society to provide Community Dementia Services. The current contract is coming to an end this September 2021 and we are looking to extend this service for the next 2 years. We are looking to develop a model based on services closer to home in addition to services at the Dementia Hub building so we can support more people throughout their Dementia Journey across the Borough.  

We want to hear from residents with Dementia, their families, carers, services that support people with Dementia and other people that support Dementia Friendly Communities. Therefore, we will be asking people to complete this questionnaire so you can help shape what Community Based Dementia Services with the Alzheimer’s Society and partners should look like in the future. 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 22 Jul 2021
Ends: 06 Sep 2021
Why do we want your views?

We are creating a new Local Plan to provide a sound basis for planning decisions. We know how important good planning decisions are for Merton residents, as they impact on the appearance of the local environment and how people use it. At the same time, it is in the interest of all who live and work in Merton to attract new talent and new business to enhance the borough's resilience to external change, sustain a buoyant long-term economy and ensure a quality built environment for generations to come.

Please take a look at www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/planning/local-plan/newlocalplan

Comment on any issues within the policies, site allocations or land designations that you would like the inspector to consider at their independent examination of the plan.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 19 Jul 2021
Ends: 27 Sep 2021
Why do we want your views?

Merton Council is calling on local residents, businesses, interest groups, educational establishments, faith groups and public agencies to have their say on the borough’s future gambling policy.

The Gambling Act 2005 requires all licensing authorities to prepare and publish a Gambling Act Statement of Principles every three years. A review of the current Statement, which is due to expire in January 2022, is now underway. For more information about the Statement of Principles and proposed changes please see the attached documents or click here

We are also seeking your views on whether we should continue the Council’s ‘no casino’ policy. 

Please see the attached document to view the Draft Gambling Act Statement of Principles.

We would welcome your views on the proposed Statement and to hear about any other changes you would wish to see in the policy and your reasons for them.

Please give us your views using the online survey below. Alternatively you can email  licensing@merton.gov.uk or send written responses to:

Licensing Section (LB Merton), Regulatory Services Partnership, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Surrey SM4 5DX

Any comments you send should clearly state your name, any organisation or persons you may be responding on behalf of and your address. Please state that your comments relate to Merton Gambling Policy Statement

The closing date for submitting consultation responses is  27 September 2021

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Jul 2021
Ends: 12 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting businesses who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Abbotsbury Road parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend five parking bays near the London Road junction on Abbotsbury Road. The order will come into effect on Friday 9th July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. Please use the online form to provide feedback on the Council’s website below.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Jul 2021
Ends: 12 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Kings Road parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend two parking bays outside the Old Frizzle pub on Kings Road in line with the approved seating license. Additionally, a section of the kerb will be repaired. The order will come into effect on Friday 9th July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. To provide feedback, please use the online form below. 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Jul 2021
Ends: 12 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which provide additional space for outside seating.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Kingston Road parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will be located on the existing turfed area and provide additional seating and planting. This parklet does not require an Experimental Traffic Order. The consultation will be open for 6 months. Please use the online form below.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Jul 2021
Ends: 12 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Merton High Street parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend five parking bays outside the Cedar restaurant and Merton cafe & wine on Merton High Street in line with the approved seating license. The order will come into effect on Friday 9th July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. Please use the online form to provide feedback on the Council’s website below.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Jul 2021
Ends: 12 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Quicks Road parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend five parking bays outside the Bonjour Brioche and Chocolaterie on Quicks Road in line with the approved seating license. The order will come into effect on Friday 9th July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. To provide feedback, please use the online form below.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Jul 2021
Ends: 12 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

The Rush parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend four parking bays along Merton Park Parade. The order will come into effect on Friday 9th July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. Please use the online form to provide feedback on the Council’s website below.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 09 Jul 2021
Ends: 09 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Coombe Lane parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend four parking bays outside Lime and Thyme on Coombe Lane in line with the approved seating license. The order will come into effect on Friday 9th July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. To provide feedback, please use the online form below. 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 09 Jul 2021
Ends: 10 Sep 2021
Why do we want your views?

We are pleased to announce the opening of this year’s Neighbourhood Fund bidding round! We will be holding an extended bidding round up to the 10th of September this year to ensure everyone has sufficient time to submit their bid. Successful bids will be decided by Merton’s Cabinet in November 2021. We have made improvements to the bid form based on feedback received since last year’s bidding round.

Funding from developers is collected by Merton through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to support the demand that new homes and other development places on the borough. A portion of this (15%) is set aside for the Neighbourhood Fund to directly fund local projects that address development demands on Merton and meet local priorities that enhance Merton as a place to live and work.

We would like to offer this opportunity to hear about your proposal for how this money can be used to directly deliver outcomes that address demands of development and support our local community. This may include funding improvements to green spaces, community facilities, town centres and streetscapes or local initiatives that help address the Climate Emergency, assist with Covid-19 recovery or build social capital and bridging the gap across Merton.

The bidding process is competitive: last year £1.9m was given out to 26 projetcs (item 6) from across the borough. This year we are expecting a large number of bids for less funding available (£1m) to give out during a time of unprecedented demand for funding as we rebuild from Covid-19.

If you would like to know more, or have a proposal in mind, please visit our Neighbourhood Fund webpage. 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 05 Jul 2021
Ends: 01 Oct 2021
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 Safety Strategic Assessment

Why do we want your views?

The council has published a statutory proposal to expand Melrose School, Church Road CR4 3BE by 80 additional places through the use of an additional site - Whatley Avenue SW20 9NS and to extend the official designation of Melrose School from “Children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health” to  “Children with additional complex and varied needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)  and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)”, with effect from 1 September 2022.

To participate in the consultation, please read through the statutory notice and full information in the attached document and respond as stated in the consultation by emailing: SchConsult@merton.gov.uk or writing to the Director of Children, Schools and Families (FAO: Tom Procter, Head of Contracts and School Organisation), London Borough of Merton, Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 28 Jun 2021
Ends: 31 Dec 2021
Why do we want your views?

During Wimbledon fortnight there will be road closures in the vicinity of the AELTC grounds. Certain lengths of Church Road and Somerset Road will only be accessible to emergency service vehicles and event vehicles. The other road closures will prohibit unnecessary traffic in Bathgate Road, a length of Marryat Road and Newstead Way and certain side roads. Access by local residents and their visitors will be maintained.

The restrictions will be implemented under an Experimental Traffic Order from 28 June. The order will be in place for up to 18 months and you can comment on the changes for six months. 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 11 Jun 2021
Ends: 13 Dec 2021
Why do we want your views?
To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.
 
We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.
 
Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. We are working with Light on the Common to introduce a parklet in Wimbledon Village High Street.
 
To facilitate this parklet, it is necessary to temporary remove the 2 pay and display parking bays outside Light on the Common as shown on the plan. This is being done under a new Experimental Order. The Order will come into effect on 11 June 2021 and will remain in place for 12 months. The consultation will remain open for 6 months. To provide feedback, please use the online service using the Council’s website. 
Consultation run by: Boundary Commission for England
Start: 08 Jun 2021
Ends: 02 Aug 2021
Why do we want your views?

The Boundary Commission for England is the independent organisation responsible for reviewing Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England. The 2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies was formally launched in January this year. The Commission is required to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is more equal; in doing so, the number of constituencies in England will increase from 533 to 543. The Commission is undertaking an independent review of all constituency boundaries in England and will present the final recommendations to Parliament by July 2023.

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the review website to view maps showing the proposed new boundaries and provide feedback before the consultation closes on 2 August 2021. People can comment on anything from where the proposed new boundary lines are to the names of the constituencies. There will be a further two rounds of consultation in 2022. Following the conclusion of all three consultation periods, the Commission will look at all the evidence received before forming its final recommendations.

Why do we want your views?

To improve safety, active travel and air quality, and in response to Covid-19 pandemic, the Council intends to restrict motorised access in and out of the identified roads that accommodate school pedestrian gates during the morning school opening and afternoon school closing periods under an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO). During these periods, the road will be predominately ‘pedestrian and cycle only’ zone. Residents who live in the affected roads will be allowed access as will staff who are based at the school; those with special needs children who need to be driven to school would also be exempt.

The restrictions and the Order will be in place for a maximum of 18 months. Anyone can object and make representations within the first six months of the experimental Order coming into force and the implementation of the works.

Why do we want your views?

In July 2019, as part of its School Safety Zone, the Council introduced restricted vehicular access operational Mon-Fri 8.00-9.30am and 2.30-3.30pm. This was introduced under an Experimental Order.

The Council has been advised by the school that its afternoon finish time has now changed. Consequently, for the scheme to remain effective, we are increasing the current afternoon period by half hour. The new afternoon restriction will be 2.30 - 4.00pm; the morning period will remain the same 8.00-9.30am
This change means the start of a new statutory consultation under the Experimental Order. This change will come into operation on 22nd October 2020. As before, you have 6 months to make a representation to this scheme.

This consultation period has now been extended until 31 July 2021.

Why do we want your views?

To improve safety, active travel and air quality, and in response to Covid-19 pandemic, the Council intends to restrict motorised access in and out of the identified roads that accommodate school pedestrian gates during the morning school opening and afternoon school closing periods under an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO). During these periods, the road will be predominately ‘pedestrian and cycle only’ zone. Residents who live in the affected roads will be allowed access as will staff who are based at the school; those with special needs children who need to be driven to school would also be exempt.

The restrictions and the Order will be in place for a maximum of 18 months. Anyone can object and make representations within the first six months of the experimental Order coming into force and the implementation of the works.

This consultation period has now been extended until 31 July 2021.

Why do we want your views?

To improve safety, active travel and air quality, and in response to Covid-19 pandemic, the Council intends to restrict motorised access in and out of the identified roads that accommodate school pedestrian gates during the morning school opening and afternoon school closing periods under an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO). During these periods, the road will be predominately ‘pedestrian and cycle only’ zone. Residents who live in the affected roads will be allowed access as will staff who are based at the school; those with special needs children who need to be driven to school would also be exempt.

The restrictions and the Order will be in place for a maximum of 18 months. Anyone can object and make representations within the first six months of the experimental Order coming into force and the implementation of the works.

This consultation period has now been extended until 31 July 2021.