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Posted: 28 Jun 2018
Take a beautiful summer evening, throw in a refreshing drinks fountain, a sweet shop, flowing chocolate, fabulous food, photo booth and 350+ guests and volunteers, and you have the ingredients for a vibrant, fun filled celebration and recognition of Merton’s volunteers.  Such was the Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards 2018 that recently took place at the Tooting and Mitcham Community Sports Club in Mitcham.  A record attendance this year, proving testament to the strong volunteer base in... read more
Posted: 28 Jun 2018
Do you know a community group that deserves special recognition for making your local area a better place to live? If so, then we would like you to nominate them to receive a Groundwork Community Award.  Now in its second year, the Groundwork Community Awards honour the small local community groups making a big difference to everyone’s quality of life where they live but often get little recognition and support. The awards are simple to enter via an online system where community groups can... read more
Posted: 21 Jun 2018
This week we are soft launching Crowdfund London 2018 with a fresh £1m fund. We’ve appointed Spacehive as our platform provider for the next two years and we’ll be running at least one annual round of Crowdfund London for the foreseeable future.  What is Crowdfund London and how can you get involved? The briefing note attached explains the programme and links to our website which provides more detail and some useful resources.  Essentially, we’re looking to support community-led regeneration or... read more
Posted: 13 Jun 2018
When it is happening? Below are some of the key milestones in a provisional timeline before the campus opens to the public. The timeline is subject to change. It will be kept under review and updated as progress is made in the complex process of design, planning and beginning the build. What When Development company instructed July 2018 Developing detailed site design August – December 2018 Planning application submitted January 2019 – March 2019 Building work begins November 2019 Open to the... read more
Posted: 13 Jun 2018
Victim Support’s independent community domestic abuse service will run a drop in service during the World cup at Merton Civic Centre in Morden. The service which is a partnership between Merton Council and Victim support will be open between 9am to 5pm on weekdays from 14th June to 13th July. This extended service has been established in partnership with Safer Merton, the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership run by Merton Council and Victim Support. Merton Council cabinet member for... read more
Posted: 13 Jun 2018
London Borough of Merton - Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham CR4 3UD Fully serviced offices are available to can accommodate from 3 to 8 people. Easy in/out occupancy terms Hire Agreement for a minimum of 12 months with a three month break clause notice by either party. Charges start from £318 a month and include heating, lighting, cleaning, post box, free use of the Interview Room, kitchen, reception and discounted charges for our function rooms & halls. Free rental of office furniture can... read more
Posted: 6 Jun 2018
Have your say on plans to improve Merton Mental Health Services   Merton and Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will be holding 2 community information events at Vestry Hall on the Thursday 14th June 2018 aimed at getting the community involvement in improving local mental health services in Merton. .   Date: 14th June 2018 Time: Two sessions to choose from: 3.00pm - 4.30pm or 5.00pm - 6.30pm Venue: Vestry Hall, 336 – 338 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3UD   The meeting will look to... read more
Posted: 5 Jun 2018
To celebrate Kingston Burrowes turning 10 we have decided to thank the local Kingston and Merton communities that have helped us grow by launching a new community fund. From July 2018 local community groups will be able to apply for a share of the fund, we are giving away up to £250 per project. 4 grants will be offered in total, two being awarded to projects in Merton and two in Kingston. Ideally projects should be focused on work supporting activities with clear benefit to the community,... read more
Posted: 24 May 2018
The Merton Partnership is seeking voluntary sector organisations to run stalls at its Annual Conference taking place on 3 July 2018 at the Chaucer Centre in Lower Morden. The theme of the conference is ‘Increasing Social Capital’ and we would like to given voluntary sector organisations who generate social capital in Merton the opportunity to showcase what they do. The Annual Conference normally has around 100 members of the Merton Partnership attending, including councillors, leaders from the... read more
Posted: 16 May 2018
We aim to provide good quality, new and second-hand, baby clothes and equipment (0 - 5 years) to anyone in need. It is completely free of charge, regardless of income, background or faith. If you or anyone in your family are in need of any baby items or you know of someone who does, then please contact us, and we will deliver it to your door, usually on a Thursday.

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