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A Record of Action. A Promise of More.

Shas Sheehan, Vince Cable MP, Ed Davey MP and Susan Kramer delivering petition to 10 Downing Street to save local NHS services.

Shas delivering petition to save local NHS services to 10 Downing St, with Vince Cable MP, Ed Davey MP and Susan Kramer. They were accompanied by Raynes Park mum Francesca Woodhouse and baby Isabella, who was born at Kingston hospital.

I work all year round on issues that matter to local people.

I have collected thousands of signatures to save A&E, maternity and children services at St Helier Hospital from closure. These, together with many thousands more from Liberal Democrat MPs in Sutton and Carshalton has helped to win some reprieve. But the battle isn't over yet and we must keep the pressure up. Please sign the petition if you haven't already done so: http://shassheehan.org.uk/en/petition/save-our-st-helier

My campaigns have had notable successes such as stopping Wimbledon library being opened up to developers, saving Thameslink services from being downgraded and stopping massive tower blocks being erected on the YMCA site.

If you would like to meet or contact me please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can email me at shas@shassheehan.org.uk ; phone me on 020 8788 1169; you can write to me at: 4 Ravenna Road, London SW15 6AW.


Recent updates

  • CCTV camera
    Article: Jan 9, 2015

    Social care budget raided to pay for £1.2m CCTV camera

    Shas Sheehan is flabbergasted to learn that in the same Cabinet meeting in November, at which Merton's leaders advocated drastically downgrading Adult Education classes in Merton and privatising our very successful Greenspaces maintenance team, they also passed a recommendation to spend £1.2m to install a CCTV camera to monitor moving traffic - paid for out of cash reserves. That is money that was underspent on services such as social care.

  • Crossrail 2
    Article: Jan 9, 2015

    Residents left in the dark about Crossrail 2

    Residents affected by plans to bring Crossrail 2 to Wimbledon feel uninformed and unable to take part in the Department for Transport's consultation on safeguarding the proposed route of Crossrail 2. Some residents have received little information and feel they do not know enough about the scheme to make a sensible response.

  • Shas cut out
    Survey: Jan 2, 2015
    11 questions

    Your views on topical local issues matter very much to me. I want my work to reflect your concerns and what you say will play an important part in my campaigning priorities for this year.

  • Christmas card 2014
    Article: Dec 24, 2014

    Shas Sheehan invited local schools to participate in her Christmas card competition and is delighted to announce that the winner is Filip Ignaciuk, aged 7, from Joseph Hood School. Shas and her team chose the design because of the enormous amount of detail, the brilliant use of colour and the cute, "Christmas Merry". Well done Filip!

  • Merton Adult Education Whatley Ave
    Article: Dec 20, 2014
    By Shas Sheehan

    MAE consultation deadline extended!

    Here's an early Christmas present for all of us who are fighting plans to change Merton Adult Education classes at Whatley Avenue beyond all recognition.

    I am really delighted to let you know that Merton Council have succumbed to pressure and conceded that their initial consultation period was utterly inadequate and extended it to 18 January 2015. The decision on the future of Adult Education classes will be taken at the Cabinet meeting of 16 February 2015:


    This is a real triumph for people power and I do believe that if we keep up the pressure then we will get a reprieve from the council on this totally illogical proposal.

    Please let's keep up the pressure. Sign my petition if you haven't yet done so, and pass on this email to friends, family and neighbours and ask them to sign as well:


    We still have a long way to go before the future of Whatley Avenue Adult Education Centre is secure.

  • Petition: Nov 27, 2014

    Merton's parks and open spaces may be combined with those from other boroughs and maintenance contracts given to private contractors.

    The last time these services were contracted out maintenance of greenspaces plummeted to unacceptable levels and contracts had to be cancelled or were given up by operators.

    Local parks' Friends groups, green groups, staff and unions are outraged that Merton Council tried to railroad this major change through at great speed - without any consultation. It is a victory for local action that we have forced the council to announce a consultation.

  • Launch of Reclaim Our Roads - ROaR
    Article: Nov 6, 2014

    Reclaim Our Roads

    Residents for a cleaner, safer, greener Merton

    Together with local residents, on Saturday 01 November, Shas Sheehan launched a major new campaign, "Reclaim Our Roads".

    Reclaim Our Roads asks Merton council to, among other things, set up a working group to look holistically at the issues facing our roads.

  • Shas cut out
    Article: Nov 5, 2014

    Shas Sheehan backs Care Minister's call for better mental health care for children.

    A new Commons Health Select Committee report has found that children are being failed by flawed mental health services in the UK.

    Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb said:

    "I am determined to make sure young people get the mental health care they need.

  • Dundonald Rec
    Article: Nov 4, 2014

    Shas Sheehan's open letter on the sacking of Cllr Peter Walker

    The lack of primary school places in the Wimbledon side of the borough for children starting out on one of their most important journeys in life is deplorable. Even more deplorable is that the situation has been understood and well-documented over many years. Yet, Merton Council, led by Labour since 2010 has done nothing to progress the building of a desperately needed new school on this side of the borough.

  • Launch of Reclaim Our Roads - ROaR
    Petition: Nov 3, 2014

    Reclaim Our Roads

    Residents for a cleaner, safer, greener Merton

    I/We the undersigned, call on Merton council to:

    1. Sweep our roads weekly after the bin and recycling collections and to monitor the quality of the work carried out.

    2. Publish the schedule of regular inspection and maintenance of our gullies and drains.