Merton Council


Current and planned consultations

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 20 May 2024
Ends: 01 Jul 2024
Why do we want your views?

We would like your views on how fly-tipping affects you and the area you live in. Fly-tipping, the illegal dumping of waste in unauthorised areas, impacts the cleanliness and well-being of our borough.

This survey aims to better understand how fly-tipping affects our residents and their communities and seeks to investigate strategies for further reducing the incidence of fly-tipping in the borough.

We would also like your views on proposals to increase Fixed Penalty Notice (FPNs) charges for littering and fly-tipping offenses. We currently have two types of maximum FPN charges: 

  • Fly-tipping: Maximum fine of £400  
  • Littering: Maximum fine of £150  

The Government has increased the maximum amount that the council can fine for fly-tipping and littering, and we can now legally fine: 

  • Fly-tipping: Maximum fine of £1000 
  • Littering: Maximum fine of £500 

We would like your views on whether we should increase the amount we fine people for littering and fly-tipping to the new maximum or to another figure. 

Consultation run by: Transport for London
Start: 15 May 2024
Ends: 26 Jun 2024
Why do we want your views?

Transport for London are consulting on plans to improve bus services on St Helier Avenue and make the area a safer environment for pedestrians. They propose:

  • Introducing over 1.5km of new bus lanes operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on a 1.6km stretch of road (both directions accounted for)
  • Two new pedestrian crossings at Langdon Walk and Dore Gardens, making St Helier Avenue easier to cross as highlighted by the community
  • Widening footways/pavements at side road junctions to increase space for pedestrians
  • Increasing parking restrictions by changing single red lines to double red lines, changing parking operating hours and removing some parking bays, making bus journeys quicker
  • Retain existing cycle track along western footway of St Helier Avenue
  • Support existing speed restrictions (20mph)

TfL are holding a six week public consultation to hear what you think about these proposals. They want to know if you agree with them, if there is anything you do not agree with, and to understand the reasons why you feel this way.

You can reply by completing their survey, which should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The closing date for comments is 26 June 2024.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 05 Jul 2024
Ends: 23 Sep 2024
Why do we want your views?

We would like to invite residents and businesses to a series of workshops and conversations to find out how, together, we best invest £300,000 to brighten and refresh Morden town centre.

We are seeking your views on the types of improvements we will make to Morden. For example, public artwork, vibrant new street furniture, planting, and pop-up spaces for events and cultural activities.

We’ll be seeking input to:  

Find out what they like about Morden town centre and what doesn't work for them so we understand exactly what improvements they would like to see;  

Help us design some of the street furniture and other public realm improvements;  

Where they want to hang out and what underused public spaces can be brought into use for their benefit.

You can take part in any of these four interactive workshops or event this summer.