The forthcoming election on 3rd May is an important moment for Cricket Green. Two longstanding ward councillors are standing down, and so whoever is elected we will see fresh faces representing our ward within Merton Council and standing up for Cricket Green.
As the local civic society we have asked questions of all 11 candidates standing in Cricket Green ward about their views on key local issues.
These range from the future of the Wilson Hospital and cricket on the green to their attitude to protecting the Conservation Area and priorities for Merton’s next Local Plan. We have also asked them about their favourite place in Cricket Green.
We have received responses from all five political parties and a number of the individual candidates. Their answers are revealing.
As a local charity it is not for us to take sides in the election. The responses speak for themselves and we hope you find them useful.
You can compare the 2018 responses to those we received to our questions to candidates in the previous local election in 2014