Have Your Say In Future Of Colliers Wood

Residents have chance to comment

Colliers Wood residents are being asked to have a say in the plans for the regeneration of the area and how the £2.5 million from the Mayor of London's Fund will be spent.

The investment will support local businesses, bring empty premises back into use, secure jobs, improve the public realm and complement the redevelopment of the Black Tower.

With additional funding from Merton Council, the Government's High Street Innovation Fund and TfL's investment programme, the total investment in Colliers Wood will be £3.5 million.

For the opportunity to have your say, and question council officers from the Future Merton Team, go along to the "Special Meeting" of the Colliers Wood Residents' Association, which has now been moved to a bigger venue because of the numbers expected.

It takes place on Tuesday (October 2) in St Joseph's Church Hall, opposite 24, Park Road. Doors open at 7pm, with the meeting starting at 7.30pm and expecting to end at 9pm.

It will include a presentation from Paul McGarry, the Head of the Merton Futures Team, and all local councillor will also be present.

Keith Spears, chair of Colliers Wood Residents' Association, said: "If you only ever come to one residents' meeting, this is the one to come to. This investment will have a huge impact on everybody living and working in Colliers Wood and we may not have another opportunity like this for another 25 years!"

October 2, 2012