Merton Council


Current and planned consultations

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 26 May 2023
Ends: 31 Aug 2023
Why do we want your views?

Merton Council will be hosting an event to listen to residents about the future of Mitcham Town Centre. We want to hear your stories and memories and what you think the opportunities and challenges are. 

Join the conversation about the future of Mitcham Town Centre on Friday 26 May from 2pm to 4pm on Mitcham Market Square or complete the survey below..

We want to hear from as many Mitcham residents, visitors and businesses to understand how we can shape the town centre to suit everyone and make the town centre a place people can enjoy. We are leaving the consultation open until the end of the summer to ensure a good number of visitors get a say in their town centre.

Consultation run by: Children, Schools & Families
Start: 23 May 2023
Ends: 07 Jun 2023
Why do we want your views?

Parents of children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) are being asked for their views about the support available in Merton. We are holding two workshops – one in person and the other online – to ask parents to share their experiences and put forward ideas. The suggestions will be used to review and update the council’s SEND strategy to help more families to get the right support for their children.  

The in person meeting is on Tuesday 23 May, at the Chaucer Centre, Canterbury Road, Morden

The online meeting will be on Wednesday 7 June between 5pm -7pm.


Why do we want your views?

This consultation is about changes Merton Council are looking to make regarding day opportunities for people with Dementia and older people with additional needs.

On the 1 March, Merton Council approved its budget for 2023-24. As part of the process of setting a balanced budget, one proposal is to close Eastway Day Centre in Morden and seek to join 2 services together to offer an enhanced community-based model at the Dementia Hub in Mitcham and in other parts of the community. We understand this may be different to the current services, however we are determined to continue to meet the needs of our customers.

The questionnaire below is part of a wider engagement exercise to ensure that all views are heard and help to inform the final decision on the future of day opportunities for older people in Merton. A more detailed questionnaire has been sent to all customers and carers of Eastway Day Centre.

Merton Council commissions the Alzheimer’s Society to provide Community Dementia Services including the Dementia Hub in Mitcham.  The Dementia Hub has developed over the last year to incorporate a building based and outreach model for community dementia services. We are continuing to work with the Alzheimer’s Society to develop an enhanced community service for people throughout their dementia journey. The Community Dementia Services will provide community-based support, Dementia Hub based activities, information, advice and education for people with Dementia, wellbeing assessment and support planning, peer support and information, advice and education for carers, Dementia friendly communities and volunteer support.

We want to hear from residents with Dementia and/or older people with additional needs, their families, carers, services that support older people including people with Dementia and other people that support Dementia Friendly Communities.

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 14 Apr 2023
Ends: 31 May 2023
Why do we want your views?

Some roads in Merton have been named after individuals who have a historic link with the slave trade, either through their own actions or their families. This is the case with street names associated with the Burghley, Drax and Marryat families.

We are not proposing to change the names of any roads. For privately owned roads, we can only suggest actions that those residents may wish to take.

However, it is important to acknowledge this history and the impact these individuals’ actions have had, and continue to have, on our society. We would like to consult with residents of those roads, along with other interested individuals or groups, as to what would be the best way of marking this link.