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Threat Grows of Strike Action By Merton Council Workers
Threat Grows of Strike Action By Merton Council Workers

Unions reject authority's 1.75% pay rise offer

Wandle Delta Development Blueprint Published
Wandle Delta Development Blueprint Published

Aims to provide guide for future planning decisions in the area

Teenager Charged After
Teenager Charged After 'Tactical Contact' in Richmond Park Area

Armed officers deployed after more bike robberies

Night Tube Set To Return in November
Night Tube Set To Return in November

Service being reintroduced initially on Central and Victoria Lines

Council Probes New Vision For Centre Court Shopping Centre
Council Probes New Vision For Centre Court Shopping Centre

Confidential scheme envisages creating local hub of homes and retail space

Speeding Continues on Road Where Delivery Driver was Killed
Speeding Continues on Road Where Delivery Driver was Killed

Vehicles clocked travelling at over 50mph on St Helier Avenue

New Call For London To Have Smart Road Charging
New Call For London To Have Smart Road Charging

Think tank believes levies on motorists should be based on miles travelled

Greener Public Transport Route On Offer Through Wimbledon
Greener Public Transport Route On Offer Through Wimbledon

TfL is now running electric buses on the 200 bus route

New Wing Officially Opened at St Cecilia
New Wing Officially Opened at St Cecilia's

School holds dedication service for new teaching block

London Firefighters Down By a Thousand Over Last Decade
London Firefighters Down By a Thousand Over Last Decade

Union blames government cuts for decline in service

Mayor Says Recent Cases Have
Mayor Says Recent Cases Have 'Shattered Confidence' in the Police

Calls for thorough inquiry into Met failings

Most HGVs Already Meet ULEZ Standards
Most HGVs Already Meet ULEZ Standards

Non-compliant larger vehicles would face charge of £300 a day

Council Ditches Plan For Emissions-based CPZ Charges
Council Ditches Plan For Emissions-based CPZ Charges

Scheme would have made costs among highest in the country

Accessibility of New Northern Line Stations Criticised
Accessibility of New Northern Line Stations Criticised

Design flaws said to limited navigability for wheelchair users

Future Of Council
Future Of Council's My Merton Magazine Is Under Threat

The Winter edition of the free publication could be the final one

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

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

Former goalkeeper given Freedom of Merton Borough

TFL Seeks To Act on Falling Mask Compliance
TFL Seeks To Act on Falling Mask Compliance

Mayor wants government to introduce byelaw to allow fines to be issued

Royal Academy of Dance Holds Prestigious Competition Entirely Online
Royal Academy of Dance Holds Prestigious Competition Entirely Online

Ground-breaking format hosted by Wimbledon resident Darcey Bussell

St George
St George's Hospital Sees Big Fall in Waiting Lists

Increased referrals and more efficient remote working have reduced backlog

Think Tank Calls For E-scooter Legalisation
Think Tank Calls For E-scooter Legalisation

Believes more transport options will decrease reliance on cars

Concession To High Path Estate Developer Branded a Scandal
Concession To High Path Estate Developer Branded a Scandal

Council agrees to give up £72 million in profits to Clarion

Hospital Admissions
Hospital Admissions 'Sneaking Up' Across Merton

Young unvaccinated people making up large proportion

All New London Buses To Be Zero Emission
All New London Buses To Be Zero Emission

But Mayor voices fears about government led service cuts ahead

Work Finally Begins To Save Historic Dorset Hall
Work Finally Begins To Save Historic Dorset Hall

Campaigners fight for months for vital repairs to South Wimbledon building

Mayor Calls for
Mayor Calls for 'Covid Recovery Visas' To Be Issued

Says chronic labour shortages are hampering London's economy

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

Former Wife Of Bob Willis Helps Organise Wimbledon Golf Charity Event
Former Wife Of Bob Willis Helps Organise Wimbledon Golf Charity Event

Prostate Cancer UK event at Wimbledon Common Golf Club

Recorded Hate Crime Rises By 9% in a Year in Merton
Recorded Hate Crime Rises By 9% in a Year in Merton

Spike in racist offences following the murder of George Floyd

Union To Campaign Against South Western Railway Cuts
Union To Campaign Against South Western Railway Cuts

RMT says attack on services, jobs and pay worst since the sixties

Covid Conspiracy Theorists
Covid Conspiracy Theorists 'Place Razors in Posters'

Union calls for action to protect staff on transport network

No Short Cuts on HGV Driver Testing Say Cycling Campaigners
No Short Cuts on HGV Driver Testing Say Cycling Campaigners

Process reportedly to be streamlined to tackle shortage

Merton Suspends Recycling at Blocks of Flats
Merton Suspends Recycling at Blocks of Flats

Collections will be incinerated as 'last resort' due to driver shortage

All England Club Publish Details of Huge
All England Club Publish Details of Huge 'Parkland' Scheme

Tennis courts and 8,000 seat stadium would be built on Wimbledon Park Golf Club

Work Starts On New Wimbledon YMCA Tower Block
Work Starts On New Wimbledon YMCA Tower Block

Nine-storey residential tower to be built alongside new supported housing

Council Highlights Advice To Protect Your Pooch
Council Highlights Advice To Protect Your Pooch

Pet thefts more than double as the price of puppies quadruples

Plan Wimbledon Could Take Legal Action Over Forum Refusal
Plan Wimbledon Could Take Legal Action Over Forum Refusal

Local anger over Merton Council turning down Neighbourhood Forum vision

New Lift Opens at Wimbledon Park Station
New Lift Opens at Wimbledon Park Station

Installation enables step-free access for District line passengers

Inquiry Launched After Council Worker Filmed Shouting at Resident
Inquiry Launched After Council Worker Filmed Shouting at Resident

One minute video posted on TikTok went viral

Council U-turn on Parking Near AFC Wimbledon Stadium
Council U-turn on Parking Near AFC Wimbledon Stadium

Match day and event rather than week long restrictions now planned

CCTV Image Issued After Man Pushed Off Train in Raynes Park
CCTV Image Issued After Man Pushed Off Train in Raynes Park

Suspect had castigated him for sanitising his hands

Demolition Work Set To Start on YMCA Building
Demolition Work Set To Start on YMCA Building

First stage of £30 million project which will include flats, shops and new hostel

Double Tower Block Plan For The Wandle Banks In Colliers Wood
Double Tower Block Plan For The Wandle Banks In Colliers Wood

Developers say scheme will prioritise ecology and feature a bike cafe

Merton Council Sets Lower Bar for Recycling
Merton Council Sets Lower Bar for Recycling

Borough has failed to meet targets for over two years

South Wimbledon Sports Pavilion To Be Demolished
South Wimbledon Sports Pavilion To Be Demolished

Council says it cannot justify cost of necessary repairs after constant damage

Wimbledon Car Dealership Apologises For Felling Mature Trees
Wimbledon Car Dealership Apologises For Felling Mature Trees

Council orders Plough Lane garage to replace each tree it axed

Recycling from Town Centre Bins Being Burnt Claim Campaigners
Recycling from Town Centre Bins Being Burnt Claim Campaigners

Trackers showed that waste collected was taken to Beddington Lane incinerator

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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 House Prices Stutter, But Still Out-Perform London Average
Wimbledon House Prices Stutter, But Still Out-Perform London Average

SW19 property market is still doing better than other parts of the capital

Property Prices In Wimbledon Continue To Hold Their Own
Property Prices In Wimbledon Continue To Hold Their Own

The SW19 property market is still out-performing other parts of London

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

Crafty Yarners Brighten Up Colliers Wood With Crocheted Characters
Crafty Yarners Brighten Up Colliers Wood With Crocheted Characters

One of their creations has been stolen from outside the Post Office

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

The Dons Local Action Group Dispatches 8,000 Food Parcels
The Dons Local Action Group Dispatches 8,000 Food Parcels

Volunteers are helping local people with a widening range of support

Job Advert: Join Merton
Job Advert: Join Merton's Social Prescribing Team

Help refer patients to local non-clinical services