Merton Council


Current and planned consultations

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 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.

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: Corporate Services
Start: 16 Aug 2023
Ends: 13 Oct 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 Frday 13 October. 

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.

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