Merton Council


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Completed Consultations and Feedback


Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 02 Aug 2021
Ends: 13 Sep 2021
Why do we want your views?

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has recently undertaken an Electoral Review of the London Borough of Merton ward arrangements. As a result of the review, there have been alterations to the current ward boundaries which require changes to the polling districts within them.

Therefore, Merton is undertaking a review of its polling districts and also the location of polling places or stations for use at both national and local elections to mirror the changes to the ward boundaries. The changes to the Wards and Polling Districts will come into force at the Local Council Elections on 5 May 2022.

Local political parties, MPs and Councillors are being consulted and views are also invited from residents, disability groups and other stakeholders.

The formal consultation period begins on Monday 2 August 2021. Your comments on proposed arrangements should be sent to us in writing or via email by Monday 13 September 2021. Details of any representations received will be made available for inspection and will be published on the website at the conclusion of the review.

Details of these arrangements can be viewed on the Council’s website.   

 

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: 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: 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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 02 Oct 2020
Ends: 31 Jul 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.

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.

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.