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Last day to respond to Ravensbury Regen plans! See our newsletter attached.

Don’t forget that today is your last day to respond to the Merton regen proposals. No matter what your opinion might be, we would encourage you to respond to the overall design as it will change Ravensbury forever if it goes through unchallenged.

The scale of the development is immense for the area and it appears that there will not be any more social housing provision than there currently is. Ravensbury Estate is next to the River Wandle so all these extra buildings and paving areas will serve to further compromise our area in the middle of a flood zone. Plenty of trees also will be removed both inside the regen area and outside.

Hengelo Gardens and Ravensbury Grove will significantly change if these proposals go unchallenged.

The 4 storey blocks of flats proposed along Ravensbury Grove will significantly change the character of Ravensbury so please write into: planning.representations@merton.gov.uk  – Quote Ref 17/P1718

Good luck!

Ravensbury Residents Association




In case you missed it: Merton Council have finally stamped Ravensbury planning application in mid May

We checked the Merton Council planning explorer recently and have found that they have finally rubber stamped both of the Circle Housing planning applications for Ravensbury in mid May 2017.

Therefore the only thing that remains is for Merton Council to sell the land to Circle Housing. Ie, sell off priceless open space that forms part & parcel of Ravensbury Park and its immediate surroundings.

Redeveloping the derelict garages has sadly enabled Circle to persuade Merton Council to also redevelop our open space which, as we have said continuously, will ruin the character of our area, compromise the beauty of Ravensbury Park and enable redevelopment to ruin our unique village like environment that currently supports the Wandle Valley.

The developer proposes 2 sets of 4 storey blocks of flats and extensive paving in place of the grassed areas which is against the true environmental spirit that is Ravensbury. Seven houses are proposed on the derelict garages site.

Merton Council and our councillors have truly let Ravensbury and its neighbourhood down. And for what? Redevelopment by a company seemingly intent on changing Merton forever in the name of revenue; money in the bank.

They should all hang their heads in shame, or maybe just resign en masse and leave Merton to be run by its true guardians: its residents!


Today: Circle Clarion’s Outline Planning Letter for Ravensbury received

A letter (dated 21/04/2017 & stamped with a Savills return address) from Circle Clarion has been sent to residents stating that Clarion are about to submit their Outline Planning Application to Merton Council. Continue reading Today: Circle Clarion’s Outline Planning Letter for Ravensbury received

Circle Clarion: £12,000 or 85% of Ravensbury Court’s services charges raising concerns or not billed accurately for 2015/2016 #Merton

We have finally finished running through the service charges billed to Ravensbury Court by Circle Clarion Housing for 2015/2016.

Service charge totals for wrongly billed jobs versus queried jobs
Ravensbury Court residents have been billed incorrectly
One page of service charges showing incorrect billing to Ravensbury residents
One page of service charges showing incorrect billing to Ravensbury residents
Item showing billing for Ravensbury Grove office
Item showing billing for Ravensbury Grove office

We have raised concerns regarding over £12000 of work. That’s over 85% of the service charge billed to Ravensbury Court residents.

48% (£6900) of the service charge appears to have been incorrectly billed to Ravensbury Court and its 59 residents.

38% (£5400) of the service charges appear to raise significant concerns and require further information regarding whether work has been actually done, whether it has been billed for twice.

This significant sum raises the concern that Circle Clarion in Merton and their associated contractors have not managed the repairs properly and billed residents incorrectly.


Ravensbury Residents Association


Regen workshop tonight at 630pm in Ravensbury meeting hall

Circle are holding a workshop tonight in the meeting hall at 630pm. Lots of residents probably did not get an invitation because Circle’s regen team have chosen to remove many in Ravensbury from the future workshops etc.

So head over to the hall now if you want to see what’s going on.

There’s another in March too.

Ravensbury RA.