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The Wimbledon Society

The Society

Founded in 1903, The Wimbledon Society is committed to protecting all those local amenities which contribute to our quality of life.

Community facilities and the built environment of open spaces, parks and buildings form a fundamental part of our lives. The Society has played a key role in the enhancement and protection of these vital facilities since its inception.

Civic Societies provide an army of volunteers from their ranks of members, who bring time, skills and commitment in seeking the preservation of the best of our heritage for now and for the future. Societies such as ours form a truly independent body of opinion acting entirely for the community benefit and, importantly for today, are free of political or commercial influence.

This homepage links to other main pages. We hope our site will provide you with all the information you may seek about Wimbledon and the Society. Most of all, we hope that, if you feel about our Town as we do, you will join the Society and help us to continue to provide a strong and effective voice in the community.

On 1 January 2017, the Society became a company limited by guarantee. The key documents on the right show the Constitition for the unincorporated body, as well as the Articles for the new limited company.

The Wimbledon Society is a Registered Charity, no 1164261.

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Local Council Elections

Local Council Elections

This year, local Council elections will have a particular significance, providing a clear indicator of the national political mood. The voting date is Thursday 3 May 2018. The Society has written to the leaders of the main political parties with a list of key questions, asking them to set out their stall. We have asked for answers to be returned to us by 23 March 2018. 

The questions can be seen by clicking the link below. All answers received from the poiliticians will be shown here.

Election of Conservators

Wimbledon and Putney Commons are overseen by a Board of eight Conservators and it is their role to ensure that Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath and Putney Lower Common (the Commons) are managed and conserved in accordance with the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act 1871.

Every three years there is a requirement to hold an election for the five elected Conservators who sit alongside the three Conservators appointed by Government Departments.  There are some 66,000 electors who are eligible to vote in the triennial election. The 2018 election has now taken place, with voting completed by  28 February 2018.

The newly elected trustees are Peter Hirsch, Sarah-Jane Holden, Diane Neil Mills, David Hince and Shirley Gillbe.
We congratulate them all and wish them every success. We look forward to seeing their plans for the future.

More information on the WPCC website.

Crossrail 2

Crossrail 2 is a proposed new railway serving London and the wider South East. There is detailed information on the website www.crossrail2.co.uk. The proposals will have a major impact on Wimbledon. The Society's planning committee has been following the emerging proposals put forward by TfL, and as part of the consultation procedure, we have written two key letters, and a detailed report. These can be read by selecting the links below.

This is probably the biggest development to affect Wimbledon since the first railway to open up this area was built in the 19th century.

The letters and our comments can be viewed under the News Section of the Planning pages.

Local events diary

Useful quarterly listing of local events


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