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Merton Council to Ditch Veolia as Waste Contractor
Merton Council to Ditch Veolia as Waste Contractor

Move comes after concerns about quality of street cleaning in the borough

Five Years Needed to Balance Merton School Budget
Five Years Needed to Balance Merton School Budget

Council denies suppressing applications for special needs provision

'Tsunami of Need' for Mental Health Services in Merton

GPs say they are struggling to meet demand from young people

Swimming Pool And Spa Coming Soon To Wimbledon
Swimming Pool And Spa Coming Soon To Wimbledon's Shopping Centre

New facilities moving into Centre Court as redevelopment proceeds

Merton Council Moves Forward With Affordable Homes Scheme
Merton Council Moves Forward With Affordable Homes Scheme

Council agrees to re-visit the plans created by its failed property company

Five Million Journeys Made on Northern Line Extension
Five Million Journeys Made on Northern Line Extension

Battersea and Nine Elms stations hailed as success after first year

Raynes Park Sports Ground Plan Approved
Raynes Park Sports Ground Plan Approved

Councillors annoyed cricket consortium bid not considered

Merton Calls for More Support for Drivers Hit by ULEZ
Merton Calls for More Support for Drivers Hit by ULEZ

Wants a more generous scrappage scheme to avoid 'stealth tax'

Passengers Warned to Check Before Travelling on Strike Days
Passengers Warned to Check Before Travelling on Strike Days

Industrial action will hit tube and train services

Sustainable Merton Launches Digital Hub to Reduce Waste
Sustainable Merton Launches Digital Hub to Reduce Waste

Part of a broader project called The Wheel

Report Shows Nearly 5,000 Empty Homes in the Borough
Report Shows Nearly 5,000 Empty Homes in the Borough

Council looking to tackle growing temporary accommodation costs

Merton Councillor Accused of Being
Merton Councillor Accused of Being 'Missing in Action'

Opposition unhappy that Helena Dollimore is campaigning to become MP

South Western Railway Publishes Details of Strike Day Services
South Western Railway Publishes Details of Strike Day Services

Just two trains an hour at most local stations

New Round of Train Strikes Announced by Unions
New Round of Train Strikes Announced by Unions

Disputes postponed due to Queen's death set to resume

Huge Support for Efforts to Save Southfields Shooting Range
Huge Support for Efforts to Save Southfields Shooting Range

Wimbledon Park Rifle Club threatened with closure after 120 years

Merton Condolence Books Are Opened In Memory Of The Queen
Merton Condolence Books Are Opened In Memory Of The Queen

Chance to leave a personal message following the sad passing of Her Majesty

Most Merton Councillors Fail To Give Input On Council
Most Merton Councillors Fail To Give Input On Council's Own Survey

Only a third give their opinion on how the council scrutinises its own work

Councillor Slams Tyre Deflating Climate Activists
Councillor Slams Tyre Deflating Climate Activists

Campaign described as divisive as Wimbledon area targeted again

Eco Campaigners Declare War On SUVs In Wimbledon
Eco Campaigners Declare War On SUVs In Wimbledon

More than 20 vehicles have their tyres deflated, according to protestors

Merton Council Revives Plans Created By Its Failed Property Scheme
Merton Council Revives Plans Created By Its Failed Property Scheme

Councillors recommended to spend £300,000 on re-visiting original designs

Merton Council Forced to Apologise Over Bailiff Threat
Merton Council Forced to Apologise Over Bailiff Threat

Man paid tax he didn't own to avoid confiscation of car

Watchdog Finds Merton Council Let Down Homeless Teenager
Watchdog Finds Merton Council Let Down Homeless Teenager

Failed to provide accommodation to girl fleeing abuse

Lidl Scheme in Wimbledon Town Centre Given Green Light
Lidl Scheme in Wimbledon Town Centre Given Green Light

Eight storey office block and supermarket to be built on Worple Road

Retail Space at Plough Lane Stadium Proving Hard to Let
Retail Space at Plough Lane Stadium Proving Hard to Let

Large retailers not interested in premises under flats

Student Village Plan For Historic Wimbledon Pub Site
Student Village Plan For Historic Wimbledon Pub Site

Proposal to house nearly 300 students in building rising to six storeys

Wimbledon Chase Station Plans Described as
Wimbledon Chase Station Plans Described as 'Dreary'

New proposals are for eighty flats in a nine-storey block

Local MPs Unite in Opposition to Wimbledon Tennis Plans
Local MPs Unite in Opposition to Wimbledon Tennis Plans

Fleur Anderson and Stephen Hammond issue joint statement

Merton Abbey Flats Plan Submitted Again After Refusal
Merton Abbey Flats Plan Submitted Again After Refusal

Revised scheme proposed after original blocked in the High Court

Outdoor Garden Makes Pub
Outdoor Garden Makes Pub 'The Sultan of Din' Say Neighbours

Claim it sounds like people are drinking in their front room

Controversial Wimbledon Street Advertising Board Is Removed
Controversial Wimbledon Street Advertising Board Is Removed

Town centre advertising board taken down after planning decision

Man Sought After Sexual Assault on Teenager at Bus Stop
Man Sought After Sexual Assault on Teenager at Bus Stop

Image released in connection with offence on Merton Road

Emergency Cuts Possible as TfL Runs on Cash Reserves
Emergency Cuts Possible as TfL Runs on Cash Reserves

No funding agreed before bailout settlement deadline

Disposable BBQ Blamed for Morden Hall Park Fire
Disposable BBQ Blamed for Morden Hall Park Fire

National Trust says half of the North Park area was destroyed

Controversial Wimbledon Street Advertising Plan Is Refused
Controversial Wimbledon Street Advertising Plan Is Refused

Existing advertising board is now threatened after planning decision

Brazucas Point Cafe Shut Down After Rat Droppings Found
Brazucas Point Cafe Shut Down After Rat Droppings Found

Hygiene inspectors described level of rodent activity as 'extensive'

Man Convicted of Wimbledon YMCA Hostel Murder
Man Convicted of Wimbledon YMCA Hostel Murder

Mongo Bolili stabbed Paul Dalton to death after an argument

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's First Gay Bar Set To Close

Owner makes decision after licensing panel cuts opening hours

Meet Wimbledon Common Golf Club
Meet Wimbledon Common Golf Club's New Head Pro

Alex Williams first knew he wanted a golf career at the age of four

Merton Under Pressure To Resolve Street Waste Problems
Merton Under Pressure To Resolve Street Waste Problems

Call for cross-party drive to tackle issues is rejected by new leader

Controversial Bushey Road Speed Limit Reduction Set For Review
Controversial Bushey Road Speed Limit Reduction Set For Review

Busy dual carriageway speed was cut more than two years ago

Bailout for Merton To Cover School Budget Deficit
Bailout for Merton To Cover School Budget Deficit

£28.8 million given to cover shortfall due to increase in special needs spending

Five-Storey Flats Plans For Former Wimbledon Conservative Club
Five-Storey Flats Plans For Former Wimbledon Conservative Club

Development is set for approval despite objections to scale of scheme

Plaque Unveiled To Honour Bravery and Sacrifice of Wimbledon Firefighter
Plaque Unveiled To Honour Bravery and Sacrifice of Wimbledon Firefighter

Anthony Marshall died in the line of duty in 1981

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Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Wimbledon
Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Wimbledon

Tubes and train services affected by engineering work and strikes

Check Our List Of Planned Local Roadworks
Check Our List Of Planned Local Roadworks

Where Wimbledon drivers might get delayed this week

'Terry Duckworth' To Star in The Commitments Musical

Nigel Pivaro will be appearing at New Wimbledon Theatre

Let
Let's Go Singin' In The Rain At New Wimbledon Theatre

Review: Classic musical is superbly re-visited by talented cast and crew

School Of Rock The Musical Gets An SW19 Gold Star
School Of Rock The Musical Gets An SW19 Gold Star

Youngsters triumph in battle of the bands at New Wimbledon Theatre

Tour Dates Announced for The King and I
Tour Dates Announced for The King and I

Award-winning musical coming to Wimbledon New Theatre

Blood Brothers Pays An Emotional Visit To Wimbledon
Blood Brothers Pays An Emotional Visit To Wimbledon

Drama, music and tragedy are on offer as legendary show comes to SW19

Enter The World Of Narnia At New Wimbledon Theatre
Enter The World Of Narnia At New Wimbledon Theatre

Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Osmonds - A New Musical At New Wimbledon Theatre
The Osmonds - A New Musical At New Wimbledon Theatre

Enraptured fans relive their teenage years with dazzling show

All Revved Up As Bat Out Of Hell Roars Into Wimbledon
All Revved Up As Bat Out Of Hell Roars Into Wimbledon

Review: Jim Steinman's spectacular musical is an evocative evening

AFC Wimbledon Foundation Providing Weekly Health and Well-being Sessions
AFC Wimbledon Foundation Providing Weekly Health and Well-being Sessions

Being run in partnership with the Nelson Health Centre

Wimbledon Road Closure Set To Be Extended To Nearly Two Years
Wimbledon Road Closure Set To Be Extended To Nearly Two Years

Graham Road has already been shut for more than a year for hotel building work

Wimbledon Artists Invited to Participate in Arts Festival
Wimbledon Artists Invited to Participate in Arts Festival

Event to take place in Cannizaro Park in September

A Very Special 9 to 5 Returns to the Broadway
A Very Special 9 to 5 Returns to the Broadway

Dolly Parton's musical strikes the perfect balance of drama and humour

Love Wimbledon Local Market Returns
Love Wimbledon Local Market Returns

Back at The Piazza with food-only stalls due to Covid restrictions

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Property

Wimbledon Property Market Remains Buoyant Through Lockdown
Wimbledon Property Market Remains Buoyant Through Lockdown

House on Marryat Road becomes SW19 sixth most expensive

Twelve-Storey Office And Shops Block Planned For Wimbledon Town Centre
Twelve-Storey Office And Shops Block Planned For Wimbledon Town Centre

Landmark smaller building opposite station set for demolition

High Rise Vision For Wimbledon Centre Court Shopping Centre Site
High Rise Vision For Wimbledon Centre Court Shopping Centre Site

Marketing literature shows three blocks towering over former Town Hall

Ten-Storey Wimbledon Block Plans Approved In Controversial Vote
Ten-Storey Wimbledon Block Plans Approved In Controversial Vote

Town centre scheme gets go-ahead despite committee vote confusion

Wimbledon Property Market Continues To Out-Perform Capital Prices
Wimbledon Property Market Continues To Out-Perform Capital Prices

Prices paid for SW19 homes show another year-on-year increase

Community

Award for Wimbledon Football Legend Dickie Guy
Award for Wimbledon Football Legend Dickie Guy

Former goalkeeper given Freedom of Merton Borough

Connecting Merton Project Hailed a Success
Connecting Merton Project Hailed a Success

Borough libraries loaning technology to vulnerable and isolated residents

Hunt For Donor For Popular South Wimbledon Fish Bar Owner
Hunt For Donor For Popular South Wimbledon Fish Bar Owner

Adams Fish and Chip shop proprietor needs a stem cell transplant

Merton Giving Explains How You Can Help Afghan Refugees
Merton Giving Explains How You Can Help Afghan Refugees

Three ways of donating to provide support suggested

Wimbledon Historian Highlights Local Slave Trade Links
Wimbledon Historian Highlights Local Slave Trade Links

House overlooking the AELTC was owned by man behind first slave voyages