Welcome to the community

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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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.

Windmill Family Day

On Monday 28 May 2018, there will be a fun-filled family activity day at the Windmill on Wimbledon Common from 2pm to 5pm. This will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the Bank Holiday by taking part in the numerous activities planned for the day. In addition to baking demonstrations, a range of exciting children's activities will be organised. The Windmill Museum will be open from 11am to 5pm on the day, with FREE entry. Here, you will be able to see working models of windmills and the re-creation of a room once occupied by a seamstress in Victorian days. You will have the chance to grind flour on a hand quern and children can follow a museum trail using free leaflets. Come along and see for yourself - bring the children!


Local events diary

Useful quarterly listing of local events


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