15/12/2017

LATEST NEWS




MY MERTON - LATEST NEWS 

Read all the latest Merton news in the online 
version of My Merton Magazine HERE




 


















FREE PARKING FOR XMAS 2017 SHOPPERS 

Merton Council is keeping up the tradition of providing free parking to shoppers this Christmas in a bid to encourage people to spend their money at local businesses. 

More details HERE
 





















CHRISTMAS WASTE AND RECYCLING 
COLLECTION DATES 2017

Remember to check your rubbish collection dates over the festive period 






















HISTORY OF THE TRAMS IN MERTON

The last My Merton Magazine of 2017 has an interesting article about 
the history of trams in Merton. Read it online here, page 16. 






















MERTON PRIORY CONSERVATION NEWS

The conservation plans for Merton Priory, which have been have 
developed over about a decade, are finally underway. 

Phase 1 of the new development can be seen in the design and access statement here

Phase 2, which will follow in 2018 subject to funding, involves recreating a medicinal garden on the site of Merton's Infirmary Garden, one of the first two recorded medicinal gardens in England. 


 













All of the latest news here 

You can read the full history and the conservation plan for the site here 























































MERTON BIDS TO BECOME THE 
LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE 

2019 Merton Council has delivered its bid to be London Borough of Culture 2019. Should Merton win London Borough of Culture status, it stands to benefit from over £1 million from the Mayor of London to make the events in the bid become a reality. 

The programme will embed for life the opportunity, connections and wellbeing that cultural activity creates across all communities. 

More details HERE


WANDLE PARK LITTER PICK

Merton Green Party litter picks in Wandle Park are on the last Sunday of the month between 11am and 1pm, with the focus on picking up recyclable material. 

Meet at Colliers Wood tube at 11am, or you can find them in the park after that. 

Please contact Tom Killick on 07821 882380 or killicktom@hotmail.com for more details



RESULTS OF THE COLLIERS WOOD SURVEY JULY 2017

The results of the Colliers Wood Survey by Merton Council (on how a share of £500,000 could be used to improve their community) are available to read here



ATTENTION ALL COLLIERS WOOD CAT LOVERS

I've created our very own cat community 
page on facebook, Colliers Wood Cats.  

Feel free to post anything about your own, 
cats you know, online cat funnies and the 
local strays that so many of us look after. 

Dog owners are more than welcome to join, we don't care -
any four legged furry friends are welcome!



WASTE COLLECTION CHANGES ANNOUNCED 
BY MERTON COUNCIL

From October 2018 there will be some important changes to the 
rubbish and recycling collection service for Merton residents 

The changes will include:

Wheelie bins for most households
Food waste collected every week
Other waste and recycling collected fortnightly

The council will write to you before we introduce the new service. 
In the meantime more information on the council's page HERE



 












NEW LIBRARY

The Colliers Wood library development project  
continues and is expected to re-open late January 2018. 













PHOTOS FROM THE TOWER 

Look at these cracking shots from taken 
from the Colliers Wood Tower. 
Great views all around! 








































More shots from the tower here


REGENRATION UPDATE

Read the latest Colliers Wood regeneration 
news (February 2017) here 



NEXTDOOR, A PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORK 

Nextdoor, a private social network for neighbourhoods 
has now a Colliers Wood group. 

Join HERE and invite more neighbours














COLLIERS WOOD RESIDENT'S 
ASSOCIATION LATEST NEWS 

Read about Colliers Wood Resident's Association's 
latest news and events HERE



WAS YOUR HOUSE BOMBED DURING WWII? 

This is an interesting bomb census which explores 
the London Blitz from 7th October 1940 to 6th June 1941.

Have a look at the Colliers Wood area
was your street or house bombed? 














THE WIMBLEDON WAY HERITAGE WALK 

This is an interesting trek for anyone interested in 
the history of SW19.  

The Wimbledon Way is a heritage walk extending 
from Wimbledon town centre, through Wimbledon 
Village and on to the Common and the All England 
Lawn Tennis Club and Tennis Museum. 

It connects Wimbledon’s fantastic assets – its rich 
history, theatres, listed buildings, influential people, 
open spaces and sport.













COMMUNITY FORUM MEETING NOTES 

The notes from the latest Colliers Wood and North 
East Mitcham Community Forum meetings are 
available to read here


HISTORY BUFFS AHOY!

If you're interested in the history of SW19 
and the surrounding areas have a look at the 
fantastic old photos in the Wimbledon 
Reborn facebook group. 



LATEST COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER 

The latest Colliers Wood
Community Newsletter is
available to read online here 



BADMINTON AND TABLE TENNIS 

Looking for a way of keeping fit and 
burning off those extra calories?

You can join the Colliers Wood Badminton and Table 
Tennis Club from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm every Sunday 
at the Colliers Wood Community Centre
All ages and abilities welcome.

For details contact Chabbra on 07702 634359 
or Keith on 07982 721496 


COLLIERS WOOD WALKING AND RUNNING GROUPS

Once a month on a Sunday morning the Colliers 
Wood Walking Group meets outside the library and 
visits places of interest.

For further details call Rita on 0208 540 1560. 

And if you're into RUNNING join the  
Colliers Wood Runners facebook page to meet 
like minded people and organise runs. 

They say: 

"Colliers Wood Runners are a friendly group of 
local people who want to get out and do some exercise 
on a Saturday morning. 

We cater for all abilities and ages, no one is left behind. 
We run for about 45-50 minutes each Saturday, 
usually covering 5-7kms depending on fitness. 

The usual route is from the High Street and up into Morden Hall Park.  Heading up to Phipps Bridge tram stop and around the loop at the top  of the park. Experienced runners do 2 or 3 loops and others will take  a rest stop, before we all turn back to Coffee in the Wood for a  well earned coffee (and cake). 

EVERYONE is welcome! Some of us are training for running 
events (such as half marathons) and others are just getting out 
for a weekly run. Come and join us – outside  
Coffee In The Wood 10am every Saturday."










CALLING ALL HEDGEHOG SPOTTERS

If you happen to spot a hedgehog in Colliers Wood 
please could you log your sighting on the 
'Colliers Wood Hedgehogs' facebook page.  

Mention where you saw the hedgehog and 
whether it was daytime or night time. 



MERTON MEMORIES 

Check out this amazing online archive of old photos 
compiled for the Merton Memories project. 

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund it tells 100 years 
of the borough's history. 26 volunteers aged between 
15 and 70 + spent  last year scanning and cataloging 
15 000 photos owned by the council. 



WAR AND PEACE AND THE PRICE OF CAT-FISH 

Here's something interesting for history buff's. 
Wartime Wimbledon has come to life thanks to a
blog which details what it was like to live 
in the borough during World War II. 

Tony French has been blogging an entry daily
from his uncle Fred French’s diaries, 
detailing his experience of the 
London Blitz.

The blog describes the fire guard duties, being bombed 
and the daily activities of Fred French when 
he lived at Chestnut Road, Raynes Park. 

Read all about Fred's adventures here 
 


... LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE 

Check out these weird but wonderful 
miniature sets of Colliers Wood 
tube station!