Recycling and rubbish|
Collections may take place later than usual due to a reduced workforce. If necessary, collections of general waste and food waste will be prioritised. See Coronavirus update: your rubbish and recycling service
|5 January 2021|
Libraries|| We are operating a click and collect service, home visits and PC bookings: see
Libraries news||21 December 2020|
|Youth centres and
Acacia adventure playground||Closed. Reopening on 4 January (youth centres) and 11 January (Acacia playground)||21 December 2020|
Leisure centres and gyms||Closed||21 December 2020|
Parks and green spaces|
Our parks and playgrounds are open. See our guidance on using parks safely.
|2 December 2020|
Home-based care for adults|
This service is being provided as normal.
|22 December 2020|
|Day centres||JMC and the Leyton Road Centre are open and offering a limited service. All Saints Day Centre and Eastway Day Centre are closed.||21 December 2020|
|Residential and nursing homes||Please contact care homes for their latest news on visiting and see
national guidance on GOV.UK||22 December 2020|
Civic centre, Morden||In line with Government measures to prevent the spread of COVOD-19, Merton Civic Centre is closed to the public until further notice. The safest way to access our services and support is through our website at
www.merton.gov.uk or by calling 020 8274 4901. Keeping you and you, our customers and staff safe is our top priority.||6 January 2021|
Enforcement of parking restrictions and Moving Traffic Contraventions will continue as normal. Please always park considerately. We continue to recognise the Health Emergency Badge. NHS staff who still need permits to undertake their daily duties should contact the NHS trust they are employed by.||24 July 2020|
Cemeteries||We have changed the opening hours for our cemeteries.||13 July 2020|
Chapel services are now available. The numbers that can attend are different for each chapel: see
Arranging a Funeral.
Street trading pavement licences||There is a fast-track process for businesses to obtain a pavement licence from us. The licence allows furniture such as tables and chairs on the pavement.||1 July 2020|
Morden Park House is open by appointment only. Please do not visit without an appointment.
Booking a ceremony
Phone number 020 8274 5777
We are now able to offer a modified
|6 January 2021|
Transport strategy||We have prepared an emergency transport response to the pandemic and to aid social distancing in the borough: see
Transport Strategy||7 May 2020|
Adult learning courses||Face-to-face learning has been suspended. Online courses are still available. You can also register an expression of interest for future courses.||1 May 2020|
Deaf or hearing-impaired adults||Our drop in service is still open but not at the Civic Centre. Please contact Mary Hicks||21 April 2020|
Planning enforcement||Enforcement site visits are restricted. If you wish to report a planning breach please include as much detail and photographs if possible||16 April 2020|
Road maintenance||We have re-programmed our road maintenance works to minimise disruption to residential streets and focus on essential road works to keep the borough moving.||20 April 2020|
Wimbledon town centre improvements||Public realm enhancements at Wimbledon Theatre and St Marks Place will start in the summer (pending any further changes due to COVID-19).||20 April 2020|
Council meetings||All council committee meetings are taking place virtually until further notice.||24 April 2020|
We are continuing to register, validate and consider planning applications which will be consulted on by letter.
Committee meetings are taking place virtually.
More applications are being decided by senior officers temporarily.
Site visits are not taking place unless essential, and we are requesting photographic evidence instead.
|21 April 2020|
Hate crime advice surgery||Surgeries are now being held over the phone on the second Tuesday of every month, midday to 1pm. Call 020 8545 4146||2 December 2020|
Children's centres||Church Road, Acacia, Steers Mead, Newminster and Lower Morden are open for health and midwifery services only.||25 March 2020|
School admissions||Operating as normal||25 March 2020|
Domestic abuse one-stop shop||The service is suspended but other support services are still available.||25 March 2020|