Business rate payers are being asked to give their views on council plans for the next four years.

A consultation meeting between business owners and the leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis will be held on Thursday February 13 at 6pm, where issues such as the upcoming budget and the long term business plan of the council will be discussed.

Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: "The council has a good relationship with many businesses in the borough and continues to demonstrate its support for local enterprise. We value their opinion, which is why we are inviting them to take part in this consultation.

Businesses wishing to attend this meeting should contact 020 8545 3325 those unable to attend are welcome to send their comments by letter or email.

Write to Caroline Holland, director of corporate services at Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX or emailed to