Last update of the year

Dear friend

This will be my last update of 2014, and I’d like to start by telling you about the winner of my Christmas Card Competition 2014. This year’s winner is nine year old Dylan Braganza Fitzpatrick from Ravenstone Primary School in Balham. Dylan’s fun and colourful snowball design looks great on the front of my card, which has now been sent out to over 6,000 people across Tooting, and all over the world! 

You can see the card and read about Dylan’s reaction to the good news here

Would you like to join me in the Speaker’s House? 

Last week I asked you for your ‘community hero’ nominations for an event I am hosting in the State Rooms of the Speaker’s House in Parliament in the New Year. Thank you to everyone who sent in their suggestions so far – we really are spoilt for choice here in Tooting! 

This week I am opening up the opportunity for YOU to join us at the Speaker’s House. If you would be interested in coming along, the event is taking place on Wednesday 14th January. Want to join us? Just reply to this email, as soon as possible (places are very limited) with your name and address.   

The future of Plough Lane 

Many of you will be aware of AFC Wimbledon’s plans to bring football back to Plough Lane by taking over the greyhound stadium and turning it into a football ground with additional housing and retail space. 

Up until now the club has held a number of informal consultation meetings to gauge local feeling towards the plans, and now the planning application has been submitted for comment. The consultation is open for five weeks, and you can view the plans here. It is important to bear in mind that the decision will be made by Merton Council – however the views of Wandsworth residents will be taken into consideration and I would encourage anyone who has an opinion to take part. 

Merry Christmas and all the best for New Year. 

Best wishes,


P.S. You can read my Christmas message, and a round-up of the year, in my letter to the Wandsworth Guardian this week. Click here to read it.


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