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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

The museum is closed

The Museum of Wimbledon

The Museum is closed while we rethink and renew. Find out more about our exciting refurbishment design programme 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!

Merton, Morden and Mitcham: Past and Present

We are pleased to announce an ONLINE  lecture as part of our activities programme. Full details about the event and how to access this recorded lecture online can be found HERE.

 

Latest News

NewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
19 November 2020

COUNCIL PUBLISHES NEW LOCAL PLAN

Merton Council has started a consultation exercise on its new Local Plan that will run to 1 February - https://www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/planning/local-plan/newlocalplan   We will be considering their proposals in detail and…
News
19 November 2020

WIMBLEDON HITS MAKE THE TOP TEN

  A little-known League Table compiled by Network Rail charts the number of times that rail bridges are hit by vehicles too large for the clearance height.  The new listing…
NewsPlanning and Environment
5 November 2020

Crossrail 2 “Shelved”

With no new news about TfL's plans for the proposed Crossrail 2 line from Wimbledon to north London, we were beginning to wonder if it would ever happen. Now, as…
NewsPlanning and Environment
5 November 2020

Two more tower blocks proposed in Colliers Wood

We reported recently (29 September) on a proposal to build two residential tower blocks of 8 and 14 storeys on a sensitive site at Merton Abbey. We have now commented…
NewsPlanning and Environment
24 October 2020

Village High St Pedestrian Zone

    We are pleased to see the success of the pedestrian zone in the western limb of the High St at weekends and that this has allowed the Farmer's…
NewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
18 October 2020

FRIDGE ON THE BRIDGE TO GROW?

Plans have been submitted to add an extra three storeys on to Wimbledon Bridge House, popularly known as the "Fridge on the Bridge". This would increase its height to 10…

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

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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.

Fascinating, well worth a listen.

Govt guidance and advice on using e-scooters. Please note they are illegal when driven in public areas or on the roads. Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, it is the equivalent of riding a motorcycle on the road without any MOT, tax or insurance.https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/powered-transporters/information-sheet-guidance-on-powered-transporters

With the weather looking up this weekend why not head out and explore some of London's 600km of rivers. The #LondonRiversWeek map has pulled together loads of self-guided river walks - including along the #BeverleyBrook, #Wandle and #Hogsmill Rivers. https://bit.ly/35MnEch

A useful summary

COVID Walks - The 16th green