Wimbledon Guardian: Letters

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Tories pledge to hold housing association to account

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "The huge scale of the regeneration plans for three of our local housing estates makes it more important than ever that residents' views are heard and their interests properly protected"

Overgrown graveyard unsafe to enter

Wimbledon Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Yes graves are disappearing, among them my great grandparents and a cousin."

Merton postal service are lions led by donkeys

Wimbledon Guardian: A Royal Mail post box

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Last Monday my niece sent me a card and cheque. I looked out for it all week but it never arrived."

Housing association repairs are a bad joke

Wimbledon Guardian: Image for Fixed Connection

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I've lived in this house for 48 years. When I first moved in the property was owned by the Salvation Army, second was the GLC, then Merton College, then Merton Priory Homes took over and things started to go downhill."

Thanks for giving money to help prevent animal cruelty

Wimbledon Guardian: COLLECTING: Ten charities have permission.

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Animal Aid would like to thank the people of Wimbledon for their generosity in raising £315.53 at a street collection on 28th June, 2014."

Undertaker says too dangerous to work in overgrown cemetery

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I was interested to read the article in the Wimbledon Guardian about the state of church yard in Church Road, Mitcham..."

Real shops being priced out of Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Do Merton councillors care an ancient village is being taken over by coffee outlets, supermarkets and plastic signs?"

MOT parking fine is rip-off

Wimbledon Guardian: Drivers deserve to be fined

9:15am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I received a fine from Merton Council of £55.00 for being parked illegally..."

Tory cuts are bad for safety and business

Wimbledon Guardian: Ravensbury Park

12:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "As a direct result of the insane police cuts that have been imposed on Merton by Stephen Hammond, the Invisible Man, and the Tory Assembly Member for Merton, Richard Tracey, many residents no longer feel safe to visit their own local park."

Merton's climate change plan is 'piffle and waffle'

Wimbledon Guardian: Slowly the lid is being lifted on air pollution

2:22pm Monday 14th July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Merton's Climate Change Plan, presented at the full council on 9th July was more of an audit than strategy and sadly lacked ambition and innovation."

Father was joint founder of Merton Volunteer Service/Bureau

Wimbledon Guardian: Chris Frost, awarded an MBE, tragically died earlier this year

11:47am Monday 14th July 2014

I wish to take nothing away from Chris Frost and her memory.

Merton Council must review box junctions

Wimbledon Guardian: The yellow box junction where Dorset Road meets Kingston Road in Merton Park

10:49am Monday 14th July 2014

I read with interest the letter/email from Veronica Huie and Sue Hedden regarding Merton's yellow boxes and in particular the one at the junction of Armfield Crescent and London Road.

Pollards Hill is not the Wild West

Wimbledon Guardian: Police taped off the corner of Carisbrooke Road on Monday evening following reports of a stabbing

11:47am Monday 7th July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I consider the comment to be offensive to the many law abiding residents living and working in the area."

Unique opportunity to save St Helier

Wimbledon Guardian: Epsom and St Helier Hospital has had a contract with Mitie since June 1

11:43am Monday 7th July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "All meetings are held behind closed doors - there is no openness and transparency."

Colliers Wood tower farce has been going on for too long

Wimbledon Guardian: Colliers Wood's Brown and Root tower voted ugliest building in the capital

11:15am Monday 7th July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Is it not time for a journalist to investigate why no work has commenced despite numerous assurances?"

Mitcham box junction is a trap

Wimbledon Guardian: Mr Hillier claims the junction is unclear and simply a trap by the Council

11:12am Monday 7th July 2014

Letter to the Editor: It is dated 30/06/14 for £130 for entering a box junction whilst turning left from a side road, Armfield Crescent onto London Road, Mitcham, just by the library, when I saw the box junction there.

AFC stadium plans great news for club and community

Wimbledon Guardian: Wimbledon greyhound stadium

11:18am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "The proposals for a new stadium for AFC Wimbledon and many new homes represent a great opportunity for both the immediate neighbourhood of Plough Lane and for Merton."

Council leader had mandate for action on St Helier

Wimbledon Guardian: Epsom and St Helier Hospital has had a contract with Mitie since June 1

10:53am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Those suggesting Councillor Alambritis was wrong to tell the chair of the Merton Clinical Commissioning Group that his position is untenable are missing the point entirely."

Have you been a victim of yellow box junctions?

Wimbledon Guardian: The yellow box junction where Dorset Road meets Kingston Road in Merton Park

9:24am Monday 30th June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I do want to know if others have been victims of what I can only describe as a legal scam!

Working to eliminate winter housing repairs backlog

Wimbledon Guardian: MPH boss Pauline Ford said bathroom and kitchen renovations are on schedule despite residents' complaints

9:12am Monday 30th June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We know there have been problems with our repairs and maintenance service and we are very sorry that some customers have been let down."

Stadium’s future is not either/or choice

Wimbledon Guardian: Wimbledon greyhound stadium

9:15am Friday 27th June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Some people have been presenting it as an 'either/or' choice between a proposal to build a new greyhound stadium and one to build a new football ground."

Merton Council leader not qualified to call for health boss resignation

Wimbledon Guardian: Councillor Stephen Alambritis

10:57am Friday 13th June 2014

Letter to the Editor: I have every confidence in Dr Freeman’s judgement - not Union backed Cllr Alambritis.

Stop celebrating war!

Wimbledon Guardian: A cross and poppy wreaths laid upon the cenotaph in Park Gardens, Stroud after the Remembrance Sunday parade and service (2398808)

2:31pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "One minute it's the continuing World War 1 commemorations, the next it's the anniversary of D-Day, and World War 2. When will it stop?"

We don't really have freedom of the press

Wimbledon Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

11:23am Thursday 12th June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "It is often asserted the UK has an independent judiciary."

We need to free up St Helier Hospital's A&E

Wimbledon Guardian: St Helier Hospital

6:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "By reducing the number of less serious cases at A & E it will improve waiting times when GP’s surgeries are closed."

Thugs at council are heavy-handed in parking enforcement

Wimbledon Guardian: Parking puts me off Northwich

12:49pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "When your local life time service provider treats you like the enemy for parking in the right area with the right zone permit, can we really call them service providers?"

Have your say on future of London travelcard prices

Wimbledon Guardian: GLA member Richard Tracey

3:37pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "The Mayor of London has announced that he will instruct TfL to examine how to encourage walking and cycling as part of the flexible ticketing package to be introduced in 2015."

Labour won Merton after a blinding campaign

Wimbledon Guardian: Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh urged the Government to support our Drop the Dons campaign in the Commons yesterday

11:09am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Once again Siobhain McDonagh demonstrated exactly why she is the finest MP in Great Britain, and exactly how she became the Labour MP of a previously safe Tory borough."

Thank you for support in Mitcham in local elections

Wimbledon Guardian: Mitcham Common

1:38pm Monday 2nd June 2014

As a candidate for the Cricket Green Ward representing the Mitcham Independent Party in the recent local elections I would like to thank everyone who came out to the polls and supported us.

Recent road deaths show need to reduce speed limit in Merton

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:13am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I believe it is time for a 20mph limit on all residential roads in Merton, which would reduce the number of road casualties and their severity."

Vote to save St Helier Hospital this week

Wimbledon Guardian: St Helier Hospital

9:29am Monday 19th May 2014

Letter to the Editor:"Thanks to the utterly undemocratic and brutal Clause 119 in the recent Healthcare UK Reform Bill it is now legally possible for any government health secretary to close any hospital at any time without any requirement for democratic discussion with any community."

We could have cut Merton council tax by 10 per cent

Wimbledon Guardian: A new party has been formed in Mitcham

2:46pm Monday 12th May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Throughout the last 4 years, Labour has shown they are unable to budget."

Not a single traffic junction in Merton works

Wimbledon Guardian: Gerrards Cross Traffic Changes Criticised

1:26pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "For as long as I can remember we have put up with third rate traffic planning and accepted it as the status quo."

Disappointed with Chapel St over new school plans

Wimbledon Guardian: Students are being ‘put off college’

4:13pm Friday 2nd May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Chapel St have awful communication skills with the parents as we are always unaware of what is happening in the school."

We must do more to reduce street clutter

Wimbledon Guardian: Female patient sitting in a wheelchair looking out of a window       Picture: Posed by a model

4:17pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Keeping pathways clear is particularly crucial for the independence of people who are blind and partially sighted."

Rumble strips in Merton Park?

Wimbledon Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

12:11pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We have had some Merton Council road works here in Old Merton Park recently when strips of cobbles were planted across roads near several junctions. Very pretty they looked too!"

Merton primary school places shortage proves need to expand Dundonald

Wimbledon Guardian: Peter Walker was sacked by Merton Council leader Stephen Alambritis

11:08am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Last week you highlighted, on your front page, that over 200 families had not been offered any of the five choices they made for a primary school place for their child.

Wimbledon football fans are not animals

Wimbledon Guardian: AFC Wimbledon v York City - Kingsmeadow - League Two - March 8, 2014 - Copyright: David Purday

9:53am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I still live in the borough, and would be proud to welcome OUR football team home, and can only hope that should it happen..."

We need step-free access at Motspur Park Station

Wimbledon Guardian: Motspur Park station

9:46am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We are not willing to make step-free access an election promise as it is not directly in our power to do so."

Business litter makes Raynes Park an eysore

Wimbledon Guardian: Councillors and campaigners join forces for the Big Merton Spring Clean

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I applaud the work of locals who took part in the Big Merton Spring Clean, it stated that street cleaning crews, councillors and residents took part in the initiative, no mention of any retail outlets playing a part in the scheme."

We need speed breakers in Colliers Wood

Wimbledon Guardian: Letter to the Editor: We need speed breakers in Colliers Wood

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Since the implementation of controlled zone in our street it is a blessing to find parking and the residents, I am sure are grateful and glad."

Puzzled by Merton Tories claims of ‘no risk’ to St Helier Hospital

Wimbledon Guardian: St Helier Hospital

12:43pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "With all parties campaigning to protect the hospital having forced the powers that be to think again, I am perplexed that the Conservatives are now not only backing off, but are criticising others for continuing the campaign."

Too many security guards at Wimbledon station

Wimbledon Guardian: Wimbledon train station

12:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I feel that it is a waste of our money to pay for often up to eight individuals in high vis to stand in pairs against the security rails apparently doing nothing of any use or value."

We need more recycling centres in Merton and must not burn waste

Wimbledon Guardian: Conservative councillors and residents protest outside Weir Road recycling centre

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I believe that building a sustainable environment is above politics and I will and do work with all political parties to improve our planet."

We residents DO want AFC Wimbledon at Plough Lane

Wimbledon Guardian: AFC Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers April 5, 2014

3:32pm Monday 14th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Almost all of us realise that the gentrification of football in the past generation has made it a very middle-class event indeed."

Vote Conservative to cut council tax in Merton

Wimbledon Guardian: GLA member Richard Tracey

3:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Merton Conservatives have committed to reducing the Council Tax by 10% if elected to control the borough."

New area traffic scheme in Wimbledon is unnecessary

Wimbledon Guardian: Best solution to join roads

11:05am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "It has been proved in America by scientists that people living close to such impediments have a far worse health than those living elsewhere in the same town, especially respiratory disease and back problems."

We residents do not want AFC Wimbledon back at Plough Lane

Wimbledon Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

3:03pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Football in Plough Lane on match days turned this area into a no-go area for residents back then."

South London incinerator will make last week's smog an everyday feature

Wimbledon Guardian: How the proposed incinerator could look by night

2:30pm Monday 7th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: The Beddington incinerator will also produce the toxic particulates and other pollutants which brought about last week's rise in hospital admissions and respiratory problems.

Please help me raise money for Merton Mencap

Wimbledon Guardian: Councillor Peter Walker enjoys a pint outside the Rose and Crown in Wimbledon Village

9:51am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I was shocked to learn that here in the borough of Merton there are around 4,500 people with learning disabilities, and if Department of Health figures are correct, only just under 1,000 are known to local services for the disabled."








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