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Cricket Green Charter – have your say

It’s the 50th anniversary of Mitcham Cricket Green Conservation Area and so there is no better time to be refreshing the Cricket Green Charter.

The Charter was first prepared in 2013 and sets out principles that have been informing development and other decisions for more than five years.

The Canons Lottery project is a direct result of the Charter, and is just one of the important achievements it has inspired.

We have been inviting views on the refresh since the beginning of 2019 and been in touch with more than 5,000 households in the local area.

We have received some great feedback.

We also held a workshop earlier this month for local people and councillors. This also heard from Merton Council’s futureMerton team about the changes Cricket Green can expect in the coming years.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved so far. We produced a report on the consultation feedback.

We are now asking for your views on a final draft of the new Cricket Green Charter.

Have a look and let us know what you think.

  • Have we pitched things properly?
  • What have we missed?
  • Are these your priorities?
  • How would you like to see Cricket Green change?

You can email us, get involved on Twitter, or come along and talk things through at our stall at Merton Heritage Discovery Day (at the Civic Centre in Morden on May 11th) or Mitcham Carnival (at Three Kings Piece in Mitcham on June 15th).

We also have an Open Meeting in Mitcham Cricket Pavilion on May 28th at 7pm and would love to chat to you there.

We need to have your feedback by the time of Mitcham Carnival.

Report on the consultation feedback

Final draft of the new Cricket Green Charter

Annual Review 2017 published

We published our Annual Review for 2017 at our AGM on 24th April 2018.

This presents highlights of our work during 2017 – it is a good place to find out more about what we do and some of our achievements during the year.

Highlights of 2017 include :

  • Playing our part in the success of achieving a £4.7m Lottery award for The Canons Mitcham, and looking forward to seeing this project through to fruition
  • Working hard to protect our much valued green spaces from fly-parking and unauthorised work on green spaces, including the removal of front gardens
  • Forging working relationships with Merton Council’s contractor for green spaces management, idverde
  • Achieving Grade II listing for the war memorial at Lower Green West
  • Continuing our relationship with SUEZ and working with the company on its planned departure from Mitcham – which will leave its site with planning permission for housing
  • Achieving local listing for a number of Mitcham landmarks
  • Continuing to fight for a resolution to the Burn Bullock
  • Commenting on many planning applications – a large number of which seem opportunistic and without appropriate consideration of their statutory duty to ‘enhance’ the Conservation Area.
  • Organising events such as Mitcham Heritage Day and Community on the Green

…… and much more

Get your copy of our annual review:

MCGC&H Annual Review 2017 – read on screen

MCGC&H Annual review 2017 – print double sided and fold into booklet