Action on problem HGVs

Residents have called on Labour-run Merton Council not to ignore problems caused by HGVs driving through residential areas. Speaking at a meeting of councillors looking into the problem on 19 January, representatives from residents associations across Wimbledon called for action.  

Councillors called for less complacency and action to reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles driving through the borough. Lib Dem councillor Anthony Fairclough got backing for a webpage to be set up to help people direct complaints about HGVs appropriately.

He said “There’s all sorts of problems caused by HGVs - from noise, to speeding to breach of planning conditions, to pollution. The real issue is reducing the number that drive through the borough, but in the interim we need to support people making their complaints in the most effective way possible”.

This is an area that Lib Dem Parliamentary spokesman Cllr Paul Kohler has been working on for several months

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