Footpath Re-Constrution

The footpath located by the Prince of Wales pub, leading into Willmore End, was included in Merton Council’s programme of works after Big Yellow Self Storage Company made a financial contribution under Planning Section 106.


The footpath improvement works, originally programmed for construction in May 2008, were delayed due to birds nesting in a tree on the footpath.

The unlit footpath had been a public health & safety and security issue for decades as it attracted flytipping and incidents of mugging. Abbey Ward Councillor Marc Hanson and Met Police Abbey Safer Neighbourhoods Team supported WERA’s campaign for upgrading the footpath, which was eventually re-constructed to an adoptable standard in September, 2008.