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Success! High Court says ‘YES’ to Dundonald campaigners’ legal challenge

A major breakthrough for local residents in their legal challenge to Merton Council’s removal of public rights over 2,578m2 of Dundonald Recreation Ground was achieved in the High Court on … Continue Reading →


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Environmental vandalism by Merton Council

A motion calling on Merton Council to reconsider their plans to construct a school building on Dundonald Rec was put to a full Council meeting last Wednesday. It attracted cross-party support yet … Continue Reading →


Olympic Legacy programme? Merton Council to prohibit tennis as it’s “inconvenient” for its plans for the Rec

According to the Wimbledon Guardian, Merton Council has removed and confiscated banners from Dundonald Tennis Club promoting their ‘Olympic Legacy’ programme. It is astonishing that such a successful initiative run by … Continue Reading →


No justification for building on public open space

Merton Council has always claimed that the need for school places outweighs the need for open space in Dundonald. Of course we need school places, but we have two “outstanding” … Continue Reading →


What about the Covenant?

Merton Council applied to the Upper Tribunal to ‘modify’ the Innes Covenant on Dundonald Rec which promised to keep the land “forever” as a “public pleasure ground”. The Upper Tribunal … Continue Reading →


COUNCIL TO APPROPRIATE DUNDONALD REC OPEN SPACE

On 3rd October Merton Council declared its intention to remove 2,578m2 of Dundonald Rec from public use, including the tennis courts, the bowling green and part of the children’s playground. … Continue Reading →


Legal challenge launched against Merton’s violation of bylaws

Local residents in Dundonald ward have launched a legal challenge against Merton Council. The Protect Dundonald Rec Campaign Group (PDR) have applied for a  Judicial Review of the Council’s decision to … Continue Reading →


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Sport England Objects to Dundonald Planning Application

Sport England (SE), the national body for the protection and promotion of sports, puts a stop to building development within Dundonald Rec. In January Sport England gave ‘conditional approval’ to … Continue Reading →


Upper Tribunal Decision disappointing but does not give Council Rights to build on Public on Open Space

PDR is disappointed at the recently announced decision by the Upper Tribunal to allow Merton Council’s application to remove the Innes covenant on Dundonald Rec. The effective loss of the … Continue Reading →


Successful & Enjoyable fundraising evening for PDR

What a brilliant evening (Saturday 15th June) ! The charity concert organised by PDR was top rate.  The Wimbledon Players performed Mozart Masterpieces in St Andrew’s Church, a splendid mid-Edwardian building. … Continue Reading →