Dear Councillor Tolley,
Around £2 million of Council Tax payers’ money is spent each year cleaning up litter. This is money that the Council could be using to support local families, help local businesses and use to make life better for the people living in our Borough.
Our contract with the enforcement officers is paid for through the fines collected. This means that only the inconsiderate people who are littering, and making the Borough a less tidy place for everyone else, pay for it.
Preventing litter with a scheme that is at no cost to Council Tax payers ls, to use your own words, "worth in the name of keeping the town tidy".
A large number of fines are issued for people dropping cigarette bulls. This ls because all forms of litter should be targeted and, sadly, a frequent cause of litter is cigarette butts.
Conservative-backed Crossrail 2 will double the frequency of services to London and reduce peak overcrowding.
Transport for London has release updated proposals for Crossrail 2 service, including a new factsheet about the impact on New Malden. A further ten trains per hour would stop at New Malden before fanning out to serve Norbiton and Kingston, or Berrylands and Surbiton. The Malden Manor, Tolworth and Chessington branch through Motspur Park would also see a substantially improved service.
However, the level crossing at Elm Road New Malden would have to be closed (or replaced by a bridge or tunnel) as it would not be practical or safe with so many trains.