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.

View all the latest news here

AELTC Development

The All England Lawn Tennis Club are proposing a significant development on the adjacent golf course including 38 new tennis courts and an 8,000 seater stadium. We and many other local and national organisations have voiced our concerns about this.

Read about the plans and our concerns here

What’s On

Our Annual AGM is on 21st May at 5pm in Wimbledon Park Hall

After the AGM business, there will be presentations on our new Museum refurbishment progress, the covenants impacting the proposed development of Wimbledon Park, updates on the Sunnyside Transformer, Parkside Drinking Fountain and Dorset Hall followed by a talk by Alice Roberts from the CPRE – the Countryside Charity

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Check out our What’s On pages for all the latest news about our events, online talks and exhibitions and the latest edition of our Wimbledon Diary

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Latest News

Local HistoryNewsPlanning and Environment
22 April 2022

Dorset Hall – encouraging news

  Dorset Hall, the listed Georgian House on Kingston Road, was the home of the suffragette Rose Lamartine Yates in the early twentieth century but has since fallen into disrepair.…
GreenwatchPlanning and Environment
4 March 2022

Grass (and Sedum) is Greener!

There has been a significant increase in the demand for Artificial Grass over the last few years. However, homeowners considering installing it should ensure they are aware of all the…
AELTCNewsPlanning and Environment
3 March 2022

Listing of media coverage with links

We have put together a list of press and social media coverage concerning the AELTC application to build on Wimbledon Park Golf Course. It will be updated as new material…
AELTCNewsPlanning and Environment
27 February 2022

ALL ENGLAND AND THE GOLF COURSE LANDS (article from the Society’s December 2021 Newsletter)

The celebrated landscape architect, Capability Brown, created the Park design in 1764/8, and its lake and many of the ‘veteran’ trees still remain from that time. Previously much larger, it…
NewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
16 February 2022

St George’s House East Redevelopment – Further Action

Although the Council's Planning Committee approved the application to demolish St George's House East on 10 February and to replace it with a new 12-storey building, that is not the…
NewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
11 February 2022

Council’s 12 storey building at odds with their Merton 2030 initiative

1 - The Council announced its "Merton 2030" initiative that includes the comment: "Residents care a lot about the borough and want to be involved in shaping its future. The…

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The Society welcomes new members to support its objectives and participate in its activities.

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Do you have some spare time to help us out? Click for details of available roles.

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Explore Wimbledon’s rich and vibrant history by choosing from a wide selection of publications. The online shop will remain open during the refurbishment programme.

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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.

The Jewel in the Crown: A Merton Celebration of Her Majesty the Queen (Exhibition) at Merton Heritage Centre in Morden Library from May 23rd to June 18th

Merton Memories website has a new set of heritage resources as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.https://photoarchive.merton.gov.uk/pjubilee

Join @LDNGardensTrust and explore a diverse collection of green spaces from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental. 🌴 🌳 🍃

📅 Open on the 11th + 12th of June to the public for a special weekend. ✅

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An update on the Sunnyside Transformer currently undergoing conservation. We plan to improve its location with more space round it when it is reinstalled later this year.

Upcoming event in aid of Linden Lodge 'Parkside in Bloom' Enjoy a leisurely walk along Parkside Gardens visiting six private gardens, Tuesday 7th June from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Booking and details at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parkside-in-bloom-7-june-2022-tickets-322323918517