Bridging the gap between the east and west of Merton
The Merton Partnership, although not eligible for national Neighbourhood Renewal Funding, originally adopted the government Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy in 2014 (later renamed the Neighbourhood Regeneration Strategy) to address the inequality issues that exist between the east and west of Merton.
The Neighbourhood Regeneration areas have been identified by indices of deprivation. The focus is on wards mainly in the east of the borough: Lavender, Cricket Green, Figges Marsh, Ravensbury, Pollards Hill, St Helier, Longthornton, Graveney, Abbey and Colliers Wood.
The strategy is delivered through Annual Action Plans monitored by Neighbourhood Partnerships. Neighbourhood Partnerships are made up of key partners and stakeholders including registered housing providers, police, residents, children's centres, ward councillors, schools and local voluntary organisations.
Following an evaluation and review in 2015, the Merton Neighbourhood Regeneration Strategy 2015-25 was developed, aligned with the Community Plan to create one voice for regeneration issues. To find out more, go to:
Community Development Team
1 Central Road
Morden SM4 5PQ
Tel: 0300 500 3000