Dolliffe Close

Old Peoples Housing development in Bond Road. Flats first built in 1968 and demolished in 2012? replaced by new blocks of flats in 2013.

From the minutes of the
Housing Committee
25th June 1968

478. Bond Road, Mitcham : Old People’s Flatlets – Naming of – The Housing Manager reported on the question of a name for the flatlets in Bond Road, Mitcham, in course of erection and stated that the Greater London Council would require three alternative names to be submitted for approval.

Resolved – That the following three alternative names set out in order of choice be submitted to the Greater London Council:-

  • Bond Close
  • Warnford House
  • Dolliffe Close

Source: Minutes of Proceedings of the Council and committees, London Borough of Merton, Volume 5 1968-69, page 298

From the minutes of the
Housing Committee
17th December 1968

1690. Dolliffe Close, Bond Road, Mitcham

– The Housing Manager referred to Minute No. 1309/10/68 and reported

(a) that when the Capital Estimates for 1969/70 were being considered, he had omitted to ask that the expenditure of £600 for the furnishing of the common parts of the Dolliffe Close, Bond Road, Mitcham, flatlets scheme be approved and that the Finance Committee be requested to authorise implementation; and

(b) that, in view of the urgency of the matter, the Chairman of this Committee had authorised the placing of orders for these furnishings and that the Chairman of the Finance Committee had also approved this authorisation.

Resolved – That the action of the Chairman of this Committee be confirmed and that he matter be referred to the Finance Committee

(i) for confirmation of the action of the Chairman of that Committee, and

(ii) requesting that the necessary financial provision be made.

Source: Minutes of Proceedings of the Council and committees, London Borough of Merton, Volume 5 1968-69, pages 1061-1062

From the minutes of the
Housing Committee
7th January 1969

1927. Dolliffe Close, Bond Road, Mitcham

– Service Charges

– The housing Manager referred to Minute No. 1487/11/68 wherin the Service Charge of 29s. 0d. per week was approved in respect of the Dolliffe Close flatlets and reported that he had subsequently dound that the heating of the flats, which is of the gas warm-air type, was metered to each flat together with the domestic hot water system. He recommended, therefore, that the charge be reduced to 13s. 6d. per week, which figure took into consideration such services as a warden’s service, use of Common Room and of communal laundry facilities.

Resolved – That a revised charge of 13s. 6d. per week be approved.

Source: Minutes of Proceedings of the Council and committees, London Borough of Merton, Volume 5 1968-69, pages 1203


Minutes of meetings held by the London Borough of Merton are available on request from the Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.

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