Merton Park Footpath Closure Plans

Public meeting to discuss the proposal

A meeting is being held to discuss the possible closure of a Merton Park public footpath during the day in school term time.

The path runs from John Innes Recreational Ground towards Mostyn Road, providing a direct pedestrian route between John Innes Recreational Ground and John Innes Park.

But it crosses the Rutlish School site and is said to create potential problems for the school in delivering its responsibility to safeguard students and staff.

Merton Council is consulting on whether the school should be able to gate this footpath and that the gates remain closed to the public during school hours (8.30am-3pm). They would only be closed during school term time and remain open at other times of the year.

A consultation meeting to discuss proposal takes place on Monday November 22 at 7.30pm at Rutlish School, access via Mostyn Road.

The deadline for responding to the consultation is Monday December 6.

November 8, 2010