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Posted: 23 Jun 2012
The Merton Youth Generator Fund is a fund for young people age 13-19 (up to 25 with learning disabilities). All applicants must live, be educated in or be able to demonstrate a connection with Merton. The deadline for applications to this fund is 9 July. All projects must take place after school and be open to anyone who would like to take part. The aim of the fund is to help promote new and innovative projects, which will appeal to young people. It is also important that young people are... read more
Posted: 22 Jun 2012
New Mayor of Merton David Williams has written to the Chief Executive of Merton Voluntary Service Council asking her to encourage voluntary groups in the borough to make contact with him and invite him to visit and learn more about their work. Please read the letter and make contact with the Mayor so that he can learn more about your work.    
Posted: 21 Jun 2012
Merton Centre for Independent Living will hold its first AGM at Morden Baptist Church at 11.30 a.m. on July 11th 2012. After the formal business there will be lunch and entertainment. At the meeting Merton CIL will also be launching its web site and peer support project.  
Posted: 21 Jun 2012
London Councils agreed new principles and priorities for the new grants programme 2013/15 and indicative specifications at the meeting of the Leaders’ Committee held on 12 June 2012. London Councils is now inviting views on the specifications for each service that it is proposed will be commissioned from April 2013 to deliver the agreed funding priorities of the grants programme 2013/15. The consultation asks for your views on: • 11 proposed specifications, in particular the proposed outcomes... read more
Posted: 21 Jun 2012
The Chamber Awards aim to recognise and celebrate business excellence around the UK. Awards are available in various categories, including, for example; Business of the Year Achievement in International Business Award for Commitment to People Development Award for Excellence in Innovation Marketing Campaign of the Year Most Promising New Business Award Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Deadline for applications is 29th June   More details at  
Posted: 21 Jun 2012
NHS London has published an independent report into a significant misstatement in Croydon Primary Care Trust’s (PCT) accounts for the fiscal year 2010/11. The review concluded that Croydon had in reality a significant deficit as opposed to a surplus of £5.4m as was reported in their 2010/11 annual accounts. This error needs to be seen in the context of an overall budget responsibility of £1.4 billion in 2010/11. While the situation is regrettable, it is important to note that there have been... read more
Posted: 21 Jun 2012
There will be a health event for hard to reach and migrant communities in Merton on July 27th at the Acacia Intergenerational Centre 230 Grove Road, Mitcham CR4 1SD. The event will be a day of family health and wellbeing. The garden will be open and it will be an opportunity to engage and educate participants on health and wellbeing, nutrition, smoking cessation, diabetes , lung disease and childrens fitness and wellbeing. The outline scheduling will be as follows.. 10.30am – Café style... read more
Posted: 21 Jun 2012
Friends of Phipps Bridge are holding a summer picnic and fun day on 1 July This will include a wide range of activities and events. Full details are on the flyer below
Posted: 20 Jun 2012
To ensure Londoners can find out how their travel will be affected by the Games and what transport changes to expect, TfL is holding a series of Road Shows. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the Olympic Route Network and Games Lanes, road restrictions and closures, hotspot stations and bus diversions in the local area. The Road Shows for Merton will be: Saturday 23 June 10:00-16:00 Centre Court Shopping Centre, 4 Queen’s Road, Wimbledon, SW19 8YA Sunday 15 July 11:00-17:00... read more
Posted: 18 Jun 2012
Local musicians will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in the largest closing event for the London 2012 Festival on 9th September thanks to Merton Council. Musical performances held at Merton Abbey Mills will be one of hundreds of outdoor, community concerts taking place simultaneously across the country, making up the Bandstand Marathon. Music of all types is welcomed. Bands, groups, choirs & individual musicians are being sought to perform, helping to make the Bandstand... read more