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Completed Consultations and Feedback


St George`s Healthcare NHS Trust
Start: 25 Oct 2022
Ends: 25 Nov 2022
Why do we want your views?

The NHS has changed significantly in the past few years.

The impact of Covid on patients and communities, advances in technology, closer collaboration between local health organisations, all mean that our local hospitals need to look again at their ambitions and priorities.

Over the course of this year they are developing a new strategy for St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group – and they want to hear from patients, families, and local health and care partners, on the most important areas of focus.

Please give your views on the questions in this survey before November 25 2022 (all responses are anonymous.)

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Oct 2022
Ends: 22 Nov 2022
Why do we want your views?

On 10 October 2022, Merton Council’s Cabinet agreed to end the council’s current contract with Veolia Ltd for street cleaning and waste collections in 2025. 
There will be no impact on any current arrangements. Your waste and recycling collections, plus street cleaning will continue until it is replaced with the new service in April 2025. There are also no reductions being proposed to any services, the intention is to create a better service for the community, with a focus on cleaner streets.
Before we begin commissioning a new service, we are asking the community to tell us what they think about their street cleaning and waste services and help shape its future.

You can find out more on our website and you can have your say by completing our online survey

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 05 Sep 2022
Ends: 31 Oct 2022
Why do we want your views?

This survey is being undertaken as part of the Section 19 Flood Investigation by the London Borough of Merton (Merton). This is to investigate significant flooding events as defined by thresholds set by the Merton LLFA. 

The purpose of this survey is to ask residents and businesses if they have been affected by flooding recently or in the past. This data will then form part of the data analysis for the Section 19 Flood Investigation.

 

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: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 05 Sep 2022
Ends: 30 Sep 2022
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 Eveline Road. This proposal is in response to a petition received from some residents of Eveline Road 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 road.

 

More information can be found on our website.

 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 05 Sep 2022
Ends: 30 Sep 2022
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 Rialto Road. This proposal is in response to a petition received from some residents of Rialto 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 road.

 

More information can be found on our website.

 

Consultation run by: Community & Housing
Start: 11 Jul 2022
Ends: 09 Sep 2022
Why do we want your views?

Merton Health and Wellbeing Board is hosted by Merton Council. The government requires all Health and Wellbeing Boards to produce an assessment of pharmaceutical service in its area every three years, under the NHS. The next assessment is due by the end of the September 2022. This document is called the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).

The PNA is a report of the present needs for pharmaceutical services. It is used to identify any gaps in current services or improvements that could be made in future pharmaceutical service provision. 

We are consulting with any patient, consumer or community group in the borough who has an interest in the provision of pharmaceutical services.

It is assumed that everyone living in Merton may require services provided by community pharmacies and appliance contractors. We are therefore consulting with the entire resident population of Merton and welcome the views from anyone living in Merton Council or anyone providing pharmaceutical services in Merton. Your comments will inform the final Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment which will be produced by 1 October 2022.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 14 Jul 2022
Ends: 02 Sep 2022
Why do we want your views?

The South London Waste Plan guides planning applications for developments that manage waste in the boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton..

The South London Waste Plan 2012 is being revised. In summer 2020 councillors across all four boroughs considered the results of the public consultation held in 2019 and agreed to submit the Draft South London Waste Plan to the Secretary of State for an independent examination.

The ‘submission version’ of the Draft South London Waste Plan and its Sustainability Appraisal was published for comments from 4 September 2020 until 22 October 2020 and was submitted to the Secretary of State, for independent examination by a Planning Inspector, on 19 January 2021.

As part of the independent examination, the appointed inspectors held public hearing sessions in September 2021.

Following the hearing sessions, the Planning Inspectors identified a number of Main Modifications to the draft plan. These are changes that they consider are required to make the plan sound, in the light of issues identified during the examination. This is without prejudice to the Planning Inspectors’ ultimate conclusions and recommendations on the plan.

The councils will now have a public consultation from 14 July to 2 September 2022 that only concerns the Main Modifications to the plan.

Sutton Council are the administrative project lead for the Draft South London Waste Plan on behalf of the above named boroughs and all the relevant documents can be viewed at the Sutton Council website.

To make a representation on one of the Main Modifications:

  • send an email to planningpolicy@sutton.gov.uk or
  • send a letter to: Planning Policy, London Borough of Sutton, Sutton Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, SM1 1EA

When the consultation closes at 5pm on 2 September 2022, the councils will send all the representations received to the Planning Inspectors, who will then review them and make the final decision on the soundness of the Draft South London Waste Plan.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 27 Jun 2022
Ends: 01 Aug 2022
Why do we want your views?

Proposed renewal of the Public Space Protection Order tackling anti-social behaviour in relation to alcohol. 

The Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB), Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced a set of streamlined tools to address Anti-Social Behaviour and the impact that this behaviour can have on individuals and communities. Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO’s) are one of these tools. PSPO’s differ from other tools as they are council led and are designed to prohibit certain activities or can require that people do certain things when engaging in certain activities within a defined public area.

Since October 2020, Merton has had a PSPO specially designed to address the associated ASB related to alcohol. This PSPO has been based in the five wards of Cricket Green, Figges Marsh, Graveney, Lavender Fields and Ravensbury and is due to expire in October 2022.  

We have to ensure that the PSPO is proportionate and follows an evidence led approach. Following our assessment of the available data, our proposal is to renew the current PSPO from October 2022, but also to assess and consider if the same PSPO powers should be in place in any other areas of the borough. 

Details of the current PSPO area can be found on our website.

This consultation is seeking to collect views on the renewal of the PSPO and prohibitions as well as looking to collect more general perception information. 

Consultation run by: Transport for London
Start: 20 May 2022
Ends: 29 Jul 2022
Why do we want your views?

Transport for London is consulting on roposals to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) London-wide on 29 August 2023. They want to hear your views on the proposals to expand the ULEZ, remove the annual registration fee for auto-pay, changes to fines for the ULEZ, and changes to the Mayor of London's Transport Strategy. TfL are also seeking views on what the priorities should be as they think about the future of road user charging. 

Greater London Authority
Start: 30 May 2022
Ends: 25 Jul 2022
Why do we want your views?

The London Fire Brigade 2023-2029 plan called ‘Your London Fire Brigade’ sets out the approach to keeping Londoners safe. It was developed over months working with local communities. 

London Fire Brigade need your help to find out if they've got it right. The plan meets requirements of the Fire and Rescue National Framework for England to produce what they call an integrated risk management plan.

This consultation will take about 10 minutes to complete.

You may find it helpful to read the draft plan and more background information in advance. 

The survey will close on Monday 25 July 2022.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 18 Jun 2022
Ends: 03 Jul 2022
Why do we want your views?

London Climate Action Week begins on 25 June, so it’s the perfect opportunity to find out more about what residents are doing to save the planet (big, small, or nothing at all).

More importantly, it is to ask what the main barriers to action are and to help feed into a new Climate Action Engagement Strategy that the Council will be developing over the next few months.

The survey will remain open until 3 July (the end of London Climate Action Week), so please take two minutes to fill in the survey. Results of the survey will be issued through Merton’s Climate Action Newsletter

 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 22 Mar 2022
Ends: 19 Jun 2022
Why do we want your views?

An online survey to be circulated to those living, working and visiting the Phipps Bridge Estate. 

Why do we want your views?

London Borough of Merton is proposing to add a provision that is reserved for pupils with special educational needs to Cranmer Primary School, Cranmer Road, Mitcham CR4 4XU with effect from 1 September 2022.


The proposed special educational provision will provide 24 places for pupils with Communication Needs including children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Admission to the provision will be decided by the Council’s SEN Panel and pupils admitted to the provision will be additional to the school’s published admission number.

Further information can be found on the document Cranmer Statutory Notice 

Responses should be provided by 9 June 2022 by email to SchConsult@merton.gov.uk or by post to 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: 09 Mar 2022
Ends: 31 May 2022
Why do we want your views?

Merton Council is carrying out a consultation on the draft Street Trading Policy and we would appreciate your views to shape the new proposed policy.  The draft policy covers the following Street Trading activities:

  • Street Trading Pitches
  • Tables and Chairs on the Highway
  • Market stall licences
  • Shop Front Displays

The draft policy is seeking to replace the current regulations which the Council adopted in March 2009.

The main aim of the proposed policy is to provide a framework for the Council to administer and regulate street trading ensuring a consistent approach is taken. The policy will serve as a reference for licence holders, enforcement officers, other responsible authorities and the Licensing Committee, as to the Councils intended vision and approach to street trading activities in the Borough. It will also strengthen the decision-making process for applications and support the Council’s position should issues arise.

The draft policy reflects on current operational requirements and service improvements. In summary, the main changes are based on service improvements, and these relate to:

  • Improving Air Quality
  • Terms for Market Trading Operators
  • Special Provisions for Community/Charity Trading Licences
  • Street Trading fees and waivers
  • Decision making
  • Reasons for refusal of a licence
  • Licensing hearings
  • Revised new terms and conditions for street trading licences
  • Delineation of trading area
  • Council’s enforcement approach
  • Succession
  • Commodities List (Approved and banned)

For more details please see the draft Street Trading Policy

The closing date for submitting consultation responses is 31 May 2022

Consultation run by: Community & Housing
Start: 01 Apr 2022
Ends: 09 May 2022
Why do we want your views?

We want to hear what you think of pharmacy services in Merton, to help us develop services in the future. Your views will help inform our Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) which will look at health needs in Merton, the level and accessibility of pharmacy services and how these will be maintained and developed in the future.

We would be grateful if you could answer some questions about your own experience and views. The questionnaire should take no longer than five minutes to complete. The information in the questionnaire you provide is confidential. Please be honest with your answers so we can accurately assess areas where pharmacies are already performing well and areas that need improvement.

We have been delegated responsibility from the Merton Health and Wellbeing Board to undertake a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment. We have asked Soar Beyond Ltd to facilitate the process and provide expertise on undertaking the assessment.

Consultation run by: Boundary Commission for England
Start: 22 Feb 2022
Ends: 04 Apr 2022
Why do we want your views?

Constituencies are changing - have your say now via bcereviews.org.uk, or at a public hearing in your region.

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is required by Parliament to undertake an independent and impartial review of all constituencies in England, to rebalance the number of electors in each constituency. The 2023 Boundary Review also requires that the number of constituencies in England increases from 533 to 543. The Commission is holding a secondary consultation on its initial proposals for new constituencies, which takes place from 22 February to 4 April 2022.

During the consultation, public hearings will be held across the country to allow members of the public to provide their views in person. To have your say, submit your views in writing via the consultation website, by email, or letter; or speak at a public hearing in your region. Find your nearest hearing and book a slot to speak on their website. There are meetings in Merton on 7 and 8 March 2022.

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 21 Feb 2022
Ends: 04 Apr 2022
Why do we want your views?

We would like to hear from those who have, and those who have not, recently attended one of our community forum meetings so that we can understand what you value about these meetings, what needs improving or if there are different ways we can engage with residents in person. 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 14 Feb 2022
Ends: 27 Mar 2022
Why do we want your views?

We would like to know what you think about Mitcham Carnival to help us plan for future events. Please tell us about what events you would like to see in Mitcham in the future.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 18 Feb 2022
Ends: 14 Mar 2022
Why do we want your views?

Merton council, along with councillors, residents and local groups have long been interested in improving the condition and attractiveness of the verges and footpath that leads uphill from Wimbledon Town Centre to Wimbledon Village, which is also a key walking route from Wimbledon railway station to the All England tennis ground and the yearly championships.

The council, in conjunction with residents and local groups is now in the process of preparing proposals for the improvement of this important and attractive route – almost a linear park. We have been working to come up with proposals and now want to widen the scope of public engagement. Indicative proposals have now been prepared and we would like your views on what is planned.

More detail can be found on our website. The consultation will run from Friday 18 February to Monday 14 March 2022..