The Apostles Residents' Association
The Apostles Residents' Association

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May 2017

Welcome to the spring issue of the Apostles Residents Association Newsletter.

 

APOSTLES SOCIAL - PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL MEETING – 8PM, 6 JUNE, RAYNES PARK LIBRARY

On Tuesday 6 June 8pm you are warmly invited to join us for our annual general meeting at Raynes Park Library. We have a short agenda and will quickly run through the annual reports from your committee, vote on committee membership and discuss any local issues that concern or interest you. After the meeting there will be the chance to meet each other over a glass of wine and refreshments. It would be lovely to see some new faces at the meeting.

 

Apostles Residents Association Funds:

Opening balance at 30/4/16:                                                       £4,689.50

Income (including subs, newsletter ads, quiz night):        £2,148.70

Sub total                                                                                      £6,838.20

Expenditure                                                                                £1,298.01

Closing balance at 30/4/17:                                                         £5,448.19

 

 

UPDATE ON CHANGES TO OUR WASTE COLLECTION AND THE PROPOSED INTRODUCTION OF WHEELIE BINS

You may remember that the results of our Apostles-wide survey showed that 90% of Apostles residents were opposed to the introduction of wheelie bins and changes to fortnightly refuse collections. We presented our survey results and a number of questions to the Council and the next steps are for a meeting with Cllr Ross Garrod, the Cabinet Member, to discuss the possibility of a compromise arrangement for the Apostles.  We will keep you informed of the outcome of any negotiations.

 

Alongside our local campaigning, ARA is also supporting the “No Wheelies Campaign”- http://www.nowheeliesplease-merton.org.uk/ - which is a borough wide campaign against the introduction of wheelie bins and which proposes an alternative arrangement. Please go to the website to add your support to the online petition and to learn more. There is also a page where you can download and print posters to place in your window.  

 

KEEPING OUR STREETS CLEAN AND TIDY - A REMINDER ABOUT BIN COLLECTIONS

We’re lucky that in Merton, food waste is collected separately from other waste, which means that not only does it not go to landfill (and contribute to greenhouse gases which are bad for the environment) but it can also be turned into ‘green’ energy via anaerobic digestion which again is beneficial for the environment. 

This is why it’s important to remember to use the brown food waste caddies provided by the council for all food waste.  Not only is it better for the environment, but the brown food caddies have been designed to prevent animals such as foxes getting to food and causing a mess.  Foxes are attracted to bin bags that contain food waste as well as items such as nappies.

 

Therefore, Apostles residents can do two things to prevent rubbish being scattered across our pavements on a Tuesday morning before the waste collection.  First, use the brown food waste caddies (if you don’t have one you can order one from the council).  Second, as per the council guidelines, please put your black bin bags out on Tuesday morning not Monday evenings.  For further information, please go to www.merton.gov.uk.

 

 

CHANGES TO CPZ FROM 1 APRIL 2017: DIESEL LEVY

A new ‘Diesel Levy’ has been introduced to help improve air quality which means owners of diesel vehicles are charged more for their parking permits. Existing permit holders will need to submit a new application (rather than just resubmitting an existing application) when renewing permits after 1 April 2017 so that proof of ownership documents can be re-checked. It’s important to include the current parking permit number when prompted to ensure you are not charged the £25 administration fee (which normally applies for new applications). 

 

UPDATE ON LOCAL PLANNING AND DEVELPMENTS

  • Junction Tavern - the revised proposals for the hotel on this site have been approved subject to conditions (application number 16/P4741).
  • Manuplastics site, Kingston Road - there has been no movement on the proposals for the development of this site.
  • Kingston Road - planning has been approved for the development of the former warehouse site between Bronson Road and Kingston Road. The development, which will include a block of flats, will be accessed via the car park of the recently built houses on Kingston Road, opposite Lower Downs Road.
  • Glass Factory, Dorien Road - planning permission was granted for the development of housing on the old glass factory site on Dorien Road, subject to S.106 legal agreements (application number 13/P4058).
  • Crossrail 2 - the Government’s plans for the proposed Cross Rail 2 route have been delayed until July however, with the advent of the snap General Election, the proposals may be further delayed.
  • Recycling bins removed from Skew Arch - after a long campaign, the unsightly recycling bins have been removed from the south side of the Skew Arch on Kingston Road. Small-scale recycling bins are available on the north side of the Skew Arch and large-scale facilities are available at the Garth Road recycling site.

 

APOSTLES RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION BIG PICNIC

Following last year’s picnic, we’re holding another informal picnic on Sunday 10 September, 2 – 4pm on Prince George’s Playing Fields.  This is a great opportunity to pop along and meet some local people.  Please bring your own picnics and games (if you’re feeling energetic!)  It would be great to see you there.

 

Further dates for your diaries:

Ride London – Annual Cycle Event through Raynes Park – Sunday 30 July 2017

Raynes Park Christmas Festival – Turning on the Christmas lights - Friday 1 December 2017

 

 

HOW DO I SUPPORT THE APOSTLES RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION?

To become a member, please contact your road rep. The fee is £4 per annum and £2 for pensioners and those not in work. If you would like to pay your subscription by bank transfer, please transfer to: Apostles Residents Association, account no 02383523, sort code 30-99-66 and put your address as the reference. 

 

Your road reps and committee:

Chairman – Liz Russell, Dupont Road, eac_russell@hotmail.com 07980 663071

Vice-Chairman – Cllr Michael Bull, Kingston Road, michael.m.bull@hotmail.co.uk

Treasurer – Peter Compton, Sydney Road  sydneyroadrep@gmail.com

Membership Secretary – Jenny Irvine, Clifton Park Avenue, jirvine26@gmail.com 020 8540 9272

 

Gore Road Luciano Perestrelo, Gore Road - gore@apostlesra.co.uk

Clifton Park Avenue – Jenny Irvine, Clifton Park - jirvine26@gmail.com

Aston Road – Simon Pinfield aston@apostlesra.co.uk

Prince George’s Avenue –  Hein Victor, Prince George's Avenue, hein.victor@googlemail.com

Carlton Park Avenue – Rebecca  -  carltonpark@apostlesra.co.uk  

Vernon Avenue – Edward Clark, Vernon Avenue - ainola@blueyonder.co.uk

Edna Road – Nick Radlo, Edna Road - nickradlo@yahoo.co.uk

Dorien Road - Martin Geoghegan, Dorien Road - dorien@apostlesra.co.uk

Dupont Road - Michael Bull, Kingston Road

Tina Osborne, Dupont Road -  tinaosbourne@priorygroup.com

Sydney Road – Peter Compton, Sydney Road - sydneyroadrep@gmail.com

Chestnut Road - Jane - chestnut@apostlesra.co.uk

Bronson Road - Rae Davies, Bronson Road - raedavies@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

 

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