Merton Council

Call 020 824 4901

Merton London Borough Council is the council authority for the London Borough of Merton.  It took over in the shake up in the early 1960s from a number of separate councils that covers the borough.  It is currently based in the Civic Centre on London Road, Morden.

Merton council is there for residents and businesses with a wide range of services.  These include everything from births, deaths and marriages services through to parking permits and running the local libraries.  It oversees schools in the area and collects council tax as well as helping businesses and consumers.

There are 20 wards that divided up the council area:

  1. Abbey
  2. Cannon Hill
  3. Colliers Wood
  4. Cricket Green
  5. Dundonald
  6. Figge’s Marsh
  7. Graveney
  8. Hillside
  9. Lavender Fields
  10. Longthornton
  11. Lower Morden
  12. Merton Park
  13. Pollards Hill
  14. Ravensbury
  15. Raynes Park
  16. St Helier
  17. Trinity
  18. Village
  19. West Barnes
  20. Wimbledon Park

Contacting the council

You can get in touch with the council in a number of different ways.  You can visit the Civic Centre in Merton and you can use the website. You can also contact the main phone line which is open from 9 am until 5 pm weekdays – call 020 824 4901.  There is also an emergency out of hours line on 020 8543 9750 as well as a standby service from Sutton Council available on 020 8770 5000.

Different departments also have their own contact details.  For example, you can reach the team that handles council tax payments by calling 020 8274 4904 or the arrears recovery team on 020 8545 3468.  You can also send a query via email to [email protected].

Many of the services are also available via the website.  You can set up a secure account and this is where you can make payments for things like your council tax and rent if you live in a council property.  The website is and this is also a portal to request information or apply for different services.  You can find out when your bin is being collected, renew a library book or find out about a local school online.