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From Our Secretary - April 2021


This month’s Inbox has contained several emails about a letter received by many residents about proposals for garages accessed from Crossway.   

Axis and Mohsin Cooper Architects are planning to demolish the existing garages and build three blocks of flats four storeys in height, providing 18 residential units. The proposals can be seen at https://tinyurl.com/n34p5pzu  

if you want to comment on this proposal, email Axis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject ;

Garages Accessed from Crossway, Raynes Park”. 

Please copy in our Residents’ Association (here) so that we are aware of your thoughts. 

RP&WB Residents’ Association have arranged to extend the consultation date to 6pm 12th April.  


Our inbox has been alive with concerns about the Garth Road facility so, in common with many local organisations and councillors, we have been in touch with Merton Council to find a way forward. The adoption of a booking system during the pandemic was initially unpopular, but as residents became familiar with the process, it appeared to be working quite well.

 Then, in March, the Centre reverted to its open system but, at times, there were alarmingly long queues.Councillor Hina Bokhari kindly forwarded an email to us from Charles Baker, Merton Strategy and Commissioning Officer, who has explained that when the booking system was ended, there was a surge of cars arriving at the facility. 

We have since heard that the online booking system has now been re-instated.

Charles Baker is also examining ways of allowing non-vehicular use which would require careful arrangements for safety reasons.

 Michael Marks, RPWBRA Secretary

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