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Completed Consultations and Feedback


Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 28 Jan 2024
Ends: 23 Feb 2024
Why do we want your views?

The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on proposals to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Morden Road area. This proposal is in response to a petition received from some residents of Morden Road area who are experiencing parking difficulties in their road.

To address residents’ parking and access concerns, the Council is undertaking an informal consultation to seek your views on proposals to control parking in your roads.

More information can be found on our website

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 www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

To find out about the childcare available in Merton please visit www.merton.gov.uk/fsd 

We appreciate this suvey is lenghty, if you have any questions or  would like support to complete this for,  please email  fsd@merton.gov.uk  

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

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.

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.  

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: 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.
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: 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: 06 Nov 2023
Ends: 30 Nov 2023
Why do we want your views?

2023 Survey of attendees

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 16 Aug 2023
Ends: 13 Nov 2023
Why do we want your views?

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy sets out the Council’s equality objectives and outlines how we will embed equalities considerations into our day-to-day business. Under the Equality Act 2010 the Council has a Public Sector Equality Duty to ensure that in exercising our functions and delivering services and partnership work we:

  • eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation
  • advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a protected characteristic and persons who do not share a protected characteristic
  • foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

The draft Strategy has been designed to cover the period from January 2024 through to March 2026. Please read the dtaft strategy and then help us by sharing your views on the document by Monday 13 November. 

Why do we want your views?

Merton Council has secured TfL funding to deliver a number of improvements along Streatham Road under Healthy Streets and Vision Zero. The proposed measures along the entire length of Streatham Road within the borough include new cycle infrastructure in the form of a combination of segregated stepped cycle lanes, mandatory and advisory cycle tracks; upgrading of pedestrian crossings; new zebra crossings; parking restrictions;  junction improvements and bus stop upgrades.

 

Due to the extent of the proposed measures, the project will be progressed in phases depending on available funding over the next year, possibly two.

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 01 Oct 2023
Ends: 31 Oct 2023
Why do we want your views?

Review of polling districts and polling places 2023

 

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 1 October 2023 and must be completed by 31 January 2025.

 

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 30 October 2023. Final proposals will be considered by the Standards and General Purposes Committtee meeting on 9 November 2023.

 

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 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 19 Sep 2023
Ends: 31 Oct 2023
Why do we want your views?

We have been working hard to make progress on our net zero targets since our Climate Strategy and Action Plan was adopted in 2020.

Although we are making progress, we cannot do this alone. We need Government, businesses, organisations and residents to pull in the same direction.

To help us with our work, we are asking residents to complete this survey, which is intended to track:

  1. public perceptions towards climate change
  2. public perceptions towards council action on climate
  3. how we could better enable/facilitate climate action in the borough

This builds on a pulse survey undertaken in 2021.

Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators (WPCC)
Start: 22 Sep 2023
Ends: 29 Oct 2023
Why do we want your views?

The Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators (WPCC) are consulting households in the levy-paying area on a proposal to increase the levy to fund the sustainable management of the Commons.

If you live in a levy-paying household, you should receive the consultation documents through the post in mid September 2023. The documents consist of an information leaflet setting out the proposal, along with a postcard on which you can respond and a freepost envelope to return the card.  Alternatively, you can respond electronically through a link that is provided on the reply card.

If your household falls in the levy-paying area and you have not received your documents by 18 September, please e-mail the Ranger’s Office on consultation@wpcc.org.uk

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 27 Sep 2023
Ends: 27 Oct 2023
Why do we want your views?

On Sunday 24 September we held Merton’s Big Sports Day at the Canons in Mitcham to celebrate the launch of our ambition to be London’s Borough of Sport. We would love your feedback on the event and your views on our ambition for sport in Merton.

Consultation run by: Community & Housing
Start: 11 Oct 2023
Ends: 26 Oct 2023
Why do we want your views?

There’s much more to Merton: Bid launched for 2027 Borough of Culture

 

The London Borough of Merton is bidding to be the London Borough of Culture in 2027 and is seeking resident views on what the bid should like.

Launched in 2017, the Mayor of London’s Borough of Culture award aims to put culture at the heart of local communities, illustrating the unique identity and diversity of the capital’s boroughs. The announcement of the winning bid will be in March 2024 and the deadline for bid submissions is 30 November 2023. If successful the bid will bring significant funding into the borough to enhance cultural opportunities for residents.

To share your views about what should be in the bid please complete this online form: https://tinyurl.com/556ku5tk

London Councils
Start: 31 Jul 2023
Ends: 23 Oct 2023
Why do we want your views?

London Councils are reviewing the London Parking and Traffic Enforcement Penalty Charges and want you to have your say.

Parking, bus lane and moving traffic penalty charges have not been reviewed since 2010 and many of the charges have not changed since 2007.

The number of people receiving penalty charges has increased by 50% over the last 12 years and London Councils are concerned that the current penalty levels are not set high enough to act as a deterrent. The impact of inflation on penalty levels has meant that there has been a reduction in the real value of penalty charges over time.

The consultation can be found online, along with additional information to support you in responding to it.

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 Reduction (CTR) Scheme for pensioners and Housing Benefit (HB). These changes affect several aspects of these awards and Merton has a commitment to keep the local Council Tax Reduction scheme for non-pensioners, known as Council Tax Support (CTS),  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.

Further details regarding the reasons for the options chosen can be found in our consultation paper on our website.

Consultation run by: Children, Schools & Families
Start: 30 Jun 2023
Ends: 30 Sep 2023
Why do we want your views?

The Local Authority has a duty to make sure that young people have the means to live well and enjoy living in the borough of Merton. By hearing directly from as many young people as possible, we will have a better understanding of which services and facilities you feel are working well, and in what areas we need to improve. The questions within the survey were shaped by Merton Council’s Young Inspectors who are a group of young people who live or study in Merton. They are aged between 17 and 24 years old and support the local authority by inspecting the services we offer young people and highlighting the voice of young residents.

This is an anonymous survey and we would like you to be as open and honest as possible.

What you tell us will go on to inform our Children and Young People's Plan, which will help us support you and your families in the future.

If at any point you are unable to understand what a question is asking, please do ask a teacher or a trusted adult to help you.
 
We will keep your data to gain further understanding about your views. There is no identifiable data that will be included in any of our reports, this means we will not use your name or contact details. We may identify statements from young people by age.

Should you prefer to complete this survey on paper or in another accessible format, or you would simply like to know more about how we will use your information, please get in touch via the email to youth.participation@merton.gov.uk 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 15 Sep 2023
Ends: 18 Sep 2023
Why do we want your views?

Residents who live in South Wimbledon and the surrounding area can take advantage of our event to dispose of their excess household rubbish, recycling, green waste and bulky items.

The “Garth Road on the Road” event has been organised to help those residents who find it difficult to travel to the borough’s main household recycling and waste centre on Garth Road in Morden.