News and Events

Councillor Maggie Mansell Conservator of Mitcham Common Passes Away

 

The Conservators have been told the very sad news that Councillor Maggie Mansell passed away at Mayday Hospital on Saturday 5th January after a short illness.

Councillor Mansell was appointed to the Mitcham Common Conservators by Croydon Council in 2016. She was also a Trustee of the Mitcham Common Education Trust.

Councillor Nick Draper, Chair of the Conservators paid tribute: “Maggie was a long-standing Councillor of tremendous experience, imbued in her local community, and passionate in her beliefs.  I feel personally honoured to have campaigned beside her ...

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High Court Injunction Order

 

On 12 December 2018 the High Court granted Merton Council an interim Injunction Order lasting 3 months forbidding Persons Unknown Occupying Land or Depositing Waste from:

Interim Injunction Order 12.12.2018

  1. setting up an encampment on any land identified on the attached Map and listed on Schedule A on the 56 sites listed, without written permission from the local planning authority, or planning permission granted by a planning inspector;

 

  1. Entering or occupying any part of the land for residential purposes (temporary or ...
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Dog Control Orders

Please see the attached following links to a borough-wide public consultation that has now gone live concerning proposed new dog control measures in Merton.

The proposals will have significant impacts for the management of dogs in our parks and greenspaces for some years to come.

Please note the end date of the consultation is the 30th October 2017

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Acid Grassland Restoration Project

 

The SUEZ Communities Trust has kindly agreed to fund a project which aims to restore acid grassland on several parcels of land on the Seven Islands Pond and Golf Course sub-sites of the Common.

The work will start in the near future and will involve removing scrub woodland and semi-mature trees followed by clearance of accumulated organic material and re-seeding with acid grassland as required.

Seven Islands Pond sub-site location of works

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Press Release

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Metal detecting

New holes from metal detecting have been appearing on paths around Mitcham Common. Metal detecting is not permitted on the Common for safety and nature conservation reasons. If you see holes being dug please report it.

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Test heather scrape

A new test scrape has been dug on the Mill House sub-site part of the Common, to the north of the Ecology Centre. This will be seeded with heather, have brash placed over it and be pegged with fencing to prevent being blown away and public trampling.

Heathland is an important habitat on the Common, and its maintenance and expansion are aspirations we’re striving towards.

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Alabama Rot found on Wimbledon Common

“Alabama Rot” Update – Case Confirmed

Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV)

“Alabama Rot” – Case Confirmed

We have been advised by a local veterinary practice that the suspected case of CRGV, or “Alabama Rot”, in a local dog has been confirmed.

However, as the dog was also walked in other local parks and open spaces, it is still not certain that the disease is here on the Commons.

The causes of the disease, and how it is contracted, are not yet understood ...

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Spider Foray

Spider man at Mitcham Common

spider-forayThe official recorder of spiders for London, Edward Milner will be coming to Mitcham Common on Saturday 26 September from 10.30am – 2pm to run a spider foray which is open to the public. Over a hundred different species of spider can be found on the Common and Edward will show you how to find and catch spiders, ...

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