Merton's Management & Maintenance Plans for parks and green spces

Tony Burton made this Freedom of Information request to Merton Borough Council

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Merton Borough Council,

The Management and Maintenance Plan (2017) for The Canons states that "The London Borough of Merton is developing management plans for each of its flagship parks, elite sports grounds and amenity parks and open spaces." (paragraph 1.6)

Please provide a copies of those plans which have been completed and identify those where work is underway or is intended along with expected completion dates.

Please also provide the "detailed Schedule of Maintenance operations, which summarises the tasks, their frequency, and timings" referenced in Objective 7A (page 81) for The Canons and its equivalent for each of the locations elsewhere where management plans have or are being developed.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Burton

foi, Merton Borough Council

Thank you for your email message. We aim to respond to all requests under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 within 20 working days. More information about the way we
deal with information requests is on our web site at
[1]www.merton.gov.uk/foi
 
Information Governance Team
London Borough of Merton.
020 8545 4634
 
 
 

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WSG Members, Merton Borough Council

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 Information request

 

We have now considered your information request as set out below. 

 

You asked:

The Management and Maintenance Plan (2017) for The Canons states that "The
London Borough of Merton is developing management plans for each of its
flagship parks, elite sports grounds and amenity parks and open spaces."
(paragraph 1.6)

 

Please provide a copies of those plans which have been completed and
identify those where work is underway or is intended along with expected
completion dates.

 

Please also provide  the "detailed Schedule of Maintenance operations,
which summarises the tasks, their frequency, and timings" referenced in
Objective 7A (page 81) for The Canons and its equivalent for each of the
locations elsewhere where management plans have or are being developed.

 

Our response:

 

Canons’ management plan is a working document and therefore is constantly
evolving. The reference to other park sites has been removed in order to
ensure the focus remains on the Canons site whilst still considering the
wider inputs from our service provider Idverde.

 

If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact me.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or wish to
appeal against the decision to exempt any part of your request, you should
request an Internal Review at [1][Merton Borough Council request email] or write in to Freedom
of Information team, Merton Council, Civic Centre, Morden, SM4 5DX.

 

If you escalate to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) without
following the council’s internal review process, the ICO will refer you
back to the council to enable the correct process to be followed.

 

You can also appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
[2]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/offi...
 

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

John Bosley

Assistant Director Public Space, Contracts and Commissioning

 

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Dear WSG Members,

Thank you for this response. It does not address my information request. The focus of my request does not relate to The Canons Management Plan. This is referenced simply because it states that "The London Borough of Merton is developing management plans for each of its flagship parks, elite sports grounds and amenity parks and open spaces." (paragraph 1.6). My information request relates to these management plans and, additionally, to the schedule of Maintenance Operations for each management plan in the Borough.

I should welcome a response which addresses my information request.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Burton

Dear Merton Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Merton Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Merton's Management & Maintenance Plans for parks and green spaces'. This is for the reasons set out in my response of 24 August.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

Tony Burton

foi, Merton Borough Council

Thank you for your email message. We aim to respond to all requests under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 within 20 working days. More information about the way we
deal with information requests is on our web site at
[1]www.merton.gov.uk/foi
 
Information Governance Team
London Borough of Merton.
020 8545 4634
 
 
 

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Murz Marston Parchment, Merton Borough Council

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Dear Mr Burton,

 

Further to your request for an internal review please find attached my
review decision for your attention. Further attachments will follow in
separate emails.

 

I do not propose to send a hard copy in the post, however should you
require this, please advise accordingly.

 

Regards,

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3
Tel: 020 8274 5292

[mobile number]

Fax: 020 8545 3244 

 

 

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Dear Mr Burton,

 

See attached 1 of 6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 09:01
To: [FOI #775172 email]
Subject: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Further to your request for an internal review please find attached my
review decision for your attention. Further attachments will follow in
separate emails.

 

I do not propose to send a hard copy in the post, however should you
require this, please advise accordingly.

 

Regards,

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3
Tel: 020 8274 5292

[mobile number]

Fax: 020 8545 3244 

 

 

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Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 2 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 09:58
To: [FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

See attached 1 of 6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 09:01
To: [3][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Further to your request for an internal review please find attached my
review decision for your attention. Further attachments will follow in
separate emails.

 

I do not propose to send a hard copy in the post, however should you
require this, please advise accordingly.

 

Regards,

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3
Tel: 020 8274 5292

[mobile number]

Fax: 020 8545 3244 

 

 

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Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 3 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 10:29
To: [FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 2 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 09:58
To: [3][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

See attached 1 of 6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 09:01
To: [5][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Further to your request for an internal review please find attached my
review decision for your attention. Further attachments will follow in
separate emails.

 

I do not propose to send a hard copy in the post, however should you
require this, please advise accordingly.

 

Regards,

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3
Tel: 020 8274 5292

[mobile number]

Fax: 020 8545 3244 

 

 

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Murz Marston Parchment, Merton Borough Council

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Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 4 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 10:49
To: [FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 3 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 10:29
To: [3][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 2 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 09:58
To: [5][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

See attached 1 of 6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 09:01
To: [7][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Further to your request for an internal review please find attached my
review decision for your attention. Further attachments will follow in
separate emails.

 

I do not propose to send a hard copy in the post, however should you
require this, please advise accordingly.

 

Regards,

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3
Tel: 020 8274 5292

[mobile number]

Fax: 020 8545 3244 

 

 

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Dear Murz Marston Parchment,

Thank you for this response.

I have received four of the six plans - for Abbey, Dundonald, Colliers Wood and John Innes. Please may I be sent the remaining two

Yours sincerely,

Tony Burton

Murz Marston Parchment, Merton Borough Council

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 5 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3
Tel: 020 8274 5292

[mobile number]

Fax: 020 8545 3244 

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 11:23
To: [FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 4 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 10:49
To: [3][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 3 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 10:29
To: [5][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 2 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 09:58
To: [7][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

See attached 1 of 6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 09:01
To: [9][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Further to your request for an internal review please find attached my
review decision for your attention. Further attachments will follow in
separate emails.

 

I do not propose to send a hard copy in the post, however should you
require this, please advise accordingly.

 

Regards,

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3
Tel: 020 8274 5292

[mobile number]

Fax: 020 8545 3244 

 

 

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Murz Marston Parchment, Merton Borough Council

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Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 6 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 16:59
To: [FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 5 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3
Tel: 020 8274 5292

[mobile number]

Fax: 020 8545 3244 

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 11:23
To: [3][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 4 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 10:49
To: [5][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 3 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 10:29
To: [7][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Please see attached 2 of  6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 09:58
To: [9][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

See attached 1 of 6 attachments.

 

Regards,

 

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

 

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From: Murz Marston Parchment
Sent: 06 October 2021 09:01
To: [11][FOI #775172 email]
Subject: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Further to your request for an internal review please find attached my
review decision for your attention. Further attachments will follow in
separate emails.

 

I do not propose to send a hard copy in the post, however should you
require this, please advise accordingly.

 

Regards,

 

Murz Marston Parchment

Lawyer, Procurement and Information Governance

South London Legal Partnership
Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3
Tel: 020 8274 5292

[mobile number]

Fax: 020 8545 3244 

 

 

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Dear Murz Marston Parchment,

Thank you for sending through the six management plans and for committing to posting these publicly.

Your response to my request for an Internal Review states "The Council holds six management and maintenance plans within the scope of your request"

I am aware of other plans which also fall within its scope, such as that for Wandle Meadow Nature Park (https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/1...), Cranmer Green (https://www.merton.gov.uk/assets/Documen...) and the Lower Wandle (https://www.merton.gov.uk/assets/Documen...).

Please will you confirm it is still your view that only six such plans are held or otherwise explain the existence of these other plans, My request is for all the plans held by Merton Council to be provided.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Burton

Dear Murz Marston Parchment,

I should welcome a response to my 6 October communication seeking clarification

Yours sincerely,

Tony Burton

Alison Plant, Merton Borough Council

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Thank you for the links to three management plans.

 

My colleague in Greenspaces assisting with this enquiry is currently on
Annual Leave for a week, however on their return I will make further
enquiries with them and respond to you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Alison Plant

Project Manager

Canons House & Grounds NLHF Project

Greenspaces, 8^th Floor

Merton Civic Centre

London Road,

Morden SM4 5DX

 

Tel: 020 8545 3956 (direct)

 

Please note I work part-time:-

Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

 

London Borough of Merton

[1]www.merton.gov.uk

Merton Council - Putting You First

 

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Dear Merton Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request a further internal review of Merton Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Merton's Management & Maintenance Plans for parks and green spaces'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/me...

I am yet to receive copies of all the information which was agreed to be provided.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Burton

foi, Merton Borough Council

Thank you for your email message. We aim to respond to all requests under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 within 20 working days. More information about the way we
deal with information requests is on our web site at
[1]www.merton.gov.uk/foi
 
Information Governance Team
London Borough of Merton.
020 8545 4634
 
 
 

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Alison Plant, Merton Borough Council

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Management plans are working documents which require updating in order to
keep them relevant. The management plans we currently hold are for the 6
Green Flag sites, which have already been provided to you and Canons
Management & Maintenance plan.

 

There are also a number of historic management plans for Nature Reserves
which can be found on Merton Councils website. Please see the link below:-

 

[1]https://www.merton.gov.uk/leisure-recrea...

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Alison Plant

Project Manager

Canons House & Grounds NLHF Project

Greenspaces, 8^th Floor

Merton Civic Centre

London Road,

Morden SM4 5DX

 

Tel: 020 8545 3956 (direct)

 

Please note I work part-time:-

Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

 

London Borough of Merton

[2]www.merton.gov.uk

Merton Council - Putting You First

 

From: Alison Plant
Sent: 25 October 2021 16:00
To: [FOI #775172 email]
Cc: Murz Marston Parchment <[email address]>; Michael
Cook <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Internal Review Response - IR400 (F15766) - management plans

 

Dear Mr Burton,

 

Thank you for the links to three management plans.

 

My colleague in Greenspaces assisting with this enquiry is currently on
Annual Leave for a week, however on their return I will make further
enquiries with them and respond to you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Alison Plant

Project Manager

Canons House & Grounds NLHF Project

Greenspaces, 8^th Floor

Merton Civic Centre

London Road,

Morden SM4 5DX

 

Tel: 020 8545 3956 (direct)

 

Please note I work part-time:-

Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

 

London Borough of Merton

[3]www.merton.gov.uk

Merton Council - Putting You First

 

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