Welcome to The Wimbledon Society

Founded in 1903, The Wimbledon Society is committed to protecting all those local amenities which contribute to our quality of life. Supported by the Village Hall Trust and the Wimbledon Village Club.

 

Welcome to The Wimbledon Society

Founded in 1903, The Wimbledon Society is committed to protecting all those local amenities which contribute to our quality of life. Supported by the Village Hall Trust and the Wimbledon Village Club.

 

Welcome to The Wimbledon Society

Founded in 1903, The Wimbledon Society is committed to protecting all those local amenities which contribute to our quality of life. Supported by the Village Hall Trust and the Wimbledon Village Club.

 

Welcome to The Wimbledon Society

Founded in 1903, The Wimbledon Society is committed to protecting all those local amenities which contribute to our quality of life. Supported by the Village Hall Trust and the Wimbledon Village Club.

 

Welcome to The Wimbledon Society

Founded in 1903, The Wimbledon Society is committed to protecting all those local amenities which contribute to our quality of life. Supported by the Village Hall Trust and the Wimbledon Village Club.

 

Welcome to The Wimbledon Society

Founded in 1903, The Wimbledon Society is committed to protecting all those local amenities which contribute to our quality of life. Supported by the Village Hall Trust and the Wimbledon Village Club.

The Museum of Wimbledon is currently closed for an exciting refurbishment.

Find out more about our innovative design programme here.  Please support this exciting project by giving a donation, large or small here. We will be creating events online and outside while we are closed. Find out more here.

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Planning and Environment

We monitor changes to the planning system, local planning applications and impacts on our environment.

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What’s On

150th Anniversary of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons

We are currently planning a special event for 2021 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act 1871. More details soon!

Notice of Annual General Meeting and Talk about Wimbledon common

The 117th Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held at 5.00 p.m. on Saturday, 18th September 2021 at Wimbledon Park Hall, 170 Arthur Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 8AQ

Plus at the conclusion of the AGM a talk will be given by Diane Neil Mills, Chair of the Commons’ Conservators

(subject to any Government Covid-19 Restrictions in place at that time – wearing of face masks is optional).

Latest News

NewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
8 September 2021

OUR RESPONSE TO MERTON COUNCIL’S NEW LOCAL PLAN

Merton Council has created a new Local Plan which will provide a basis for planning decisions for the next fifteen years or so. You can view the plan at https://www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/planning/local-plan/newlocalplan. …
GreenwatchNewsPlanning and Environment
30 August 2021

COUNCIL AGAIN URGED TO BAN GLYPHOSATE

Following an earlier exchange with Merton Council, we have written to them again to urge them to stop using glyphosate as a weedkiller throughout the Borough. Glyphosate is a herbicide…
NewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
24 June 2021

PLAN WIMBLEDON – WHY WILL THE COUNCIL NOT SUPPORT IT?

  Plan Wimbledon is a group seeking to set up a Neighbourhood Forum for the town centre and surrounding areas.  The Wimbledon Society supports their ambitions. As part of the…
NewsPlanning and Environment
20 June 2021

FURTHER NEWS ON THE AELTC’s PLANS FOR WIMBLEDON PARK

The All England Lawn Tennis Club has now issued their third consultation on their plans for developing the Wimbledon Park Golf Club lands.  You can access their dedicated site here.…
NewsPlanning and Environment
20 June 2021

THE OLD HOMEBASE STORE AT WEIR ROAD TO BE REOPENED AS HOME BARGAINS

It is interesting to see that the renovation of this site is adapting the shell of the old store, rather than demolishing it and rebuilding.  This is a good example…
News
17 June 2021

Wimbledon Constituency Boundaries to Change

The parliamentary Boundary Commission for England's initial report proposes changes to the Wimbledon Constituency's boundaries At present the constituency covers the council wards of Abbey, Cannon Hill, Dundonald, Hillside, Merton…

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Explore Wimbledon’s rich and vibrant history by choosing from a wide selection of publications. And our popular Xmas cards are now on sale!

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As a prominent community organisation, the Society is keen to promote good links between like-minded bodies in our environs. It believes that a strong community spirit plays a vital role in fostering a sense of pride in our area. The bodies range from civic societies to environmental groups, and from community forums to historical societies. Click here for their website details.

Anti -Litter : Keep- it -Clean poster competition for schoolchildren, open for entries from 5 -11year olds who live or go to school in Merton. Details at https://www.merton.gov.uk/council-and-local-democracy/get-involved/love-merton

Pubs of Wimbledon Town (Past and Present) https://wimbledonsociety.org.uk/museum/product/pubs-of-wimbledon-town-past-and-present/

A must watch

Changes to the waste contract https://twitter.com/MertonTV/status/1437338021494501381

Our September Newsletter is available to read - from the Museum article on how society has progressed through the eyes of a doll. Charles Toase obituary, book reveiws and more on #localhistory #planning #environmental https://wimbledonsociety.org.uk/news/newsletters/……

Today is #BattleOfBritainDay. From July to October 1940, much of the fighting during the Second World War in Western Europe was concentrated in the skies above Britain. In our latest blog, we explore the history of one of the key moments of #WW2: http://ow.ly/aVgD50G7Ejv #CWGCblog