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Keeping your Council Tax low

Merton’s Labour-run Council, led by Stephen Alambritis, has frozen the council tax in Merton every year since taking over the helm in 2010. And this freeze is despite inheriting a financial mess from the previous Tory-run council. Remember, the Tories put council tax up by nearly £100 when they were in charge for 4 years.

An award-winning Labour Council

Merton was also recently picked out as Britain’s top council, winning the most prestigious award in local government. Judges praised the Labour-run council for excellent services and value for money. And of course this has been achieved despite big government cuts to funding. Because Merton is well run, we’ve kept open all paddling pools, libraries, children’s centres and parks - we're even the only council in London that doesn’t charge little leagues for pitches!

Winning this award has been a team effort and a big thank you goes to our residents and Merton’s staff for making it happen.

Ensuring our schools continue to improve

One example of success is in our schools. Getting a good education makes such a difference in life. It gives us the tools to successfully make our way in the world. Although exams are getting harder, in Merton GCSE results have continued to rise under Labour, unlike across most of the country. When Labour took the decision to replace struggling schools with new Academies, we were attacked by local Tories. But since then these schools have gone from strength to strength, with pupils achieving brilliant exam results.

Keeping our community clean

Since taking charge of the Council, Labour has introduced a free bulky waste collection scheme. Now you can have 5 big items such as sofas, mattresses and fridges removed for free every 3 months, as long as you are up to date with your council tax. This compares to a charge of at least £20 per visit when the Conservatives ran the Council, and the new free service means there's now no excuse for fly-tipping or dumping items in the street.

When Labour took over the council from the Conservatives in 2010 one national survey ranked Merton as London’s filthiest borough. Things have certainly improved and we are doing more to tackle the scourge of litter, including employing new enforcement officers to hand out fines to litter louts. Every street is now swept at least weekly, and we've also introduced a Love Clean Streets smartphone app to make it easier for you to report litter, flytipping and dumped rubbish.

Staying in touch

Mitcham and Morden is a brilliant community, and we want the very best for everyone who lives here. That's why every week we regularly knock on doors and call up on the phone to stay in touch and find out what’s important to you.

If you need the help of your local Labour Team just call on 020 8542 4835. Or, If you’d like to contact Siobhain call 0207 219 4678 or email mcdonaghs@parliament.uk

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