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.

VISIT OUR CROWDFUNDING PAGE AND BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THIS IMPORTANT PROJECT -THANK YOU!

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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

TALK: Polka Theatre: Past, Present and Post-pandemic! Lynette Shanbury

Wednesday 21st April 2021, 3pm

Lynette is Executive Director & Joint CEO of Polka which is one of the few theatres in the UK dedicated exclusively to children. Based in Wimbledon since 1979, Polka creates world-class theatre to entertain and inspire young audiences.

More details HERE.

TALK: Secret Wimbledon and Southfields: Who was Peter Walley? Ruth Mansergh

Wednesday 12th May 2021, 3pm

Ruth Mansergh, an author who has had nine books published, will reveal all in her talk. She will be reflecting on the less salubrious side of local life over the centuries

More details HERE.

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!

Latest News

GreenwatchNewsPlanning and Environment
12 April 2021

MERTON GARDEN STREETS PROJECT LAUNCHED – Call for volunteers

The Greening Merton section of the Climate Action Group is launching MERTON GARDEN STREETS. This is a proposal to copy the successful Green the Grid project in Southfields and roll…
Planning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
12 April 2021

OUR VIEWS ON HARTFIELD WALK

                  Hartfield Walk is the new name given to a small alleyway off the Broadway between Black's & Robert Dyas.  It leads to…
NewsPlanning and Environment
24 March 2021

New Concert Hall Plans ignored by Council

We reported (12 February) about plans by Anthony Wilkinson, Director of the Wimbledon Music Festival, for a new Concert Hall for the town centre to be designed by the renowned…
NewsPlanning and Environment
23 March 2021

OUR RESPONSE TO THE COUNCIL’S CHARACTER STUDY CONSULTATION

Merton Council has produced a draft Character Study about each of the various communities within the Borough and has asked for comments. It has been prepared to assist the Council…
Museum NewsNews
16 March 2021

Our Museum is being refurbished

We are refurbishing the museum! We have a great team for our project. Our lead is Jane Allen, who used to be the Head of Heritage at Sutton Council. She…
NewsWimbledon Town Centre
15 March 2021

Lidl HQ proposed for re-development

  The supermarket chain, Lidl's, are proposing a redevelopment of their UK headquarters at 19 Worple Road opposite Sainsbury's.  In addition to offices on the upper floors, the new building…

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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.

The @plan_wimbledon PlanWimbledon forum/area consultation has gone live today with view sought until 23 May.

If you missed the presentations from the group you can catch up on @MertonTV see the link on the next tweet.
https://consult.merton.gov.uk/kms/dmart.aspx?strTab=PublicDMart&PageContext=PublicDMart&PageType=item&DMartId=3238&breadcrumb_pc=PublicDMart&breadcrumb_pg=search&breadcrumb_pn=dmart.aspx&filter_Status=1

Hartfield Walk - having said we were concerned that work started before planning permission and not fully in accordance with submitted plans you can now read our letter to the Council about it https://wimbledonsociety.org.uk/our-views-on-hartfield-walk/

WimSoc website: check it out to find our latest posts about planning matters, environmental issues, transport, upcoming events, and updates about the refurbishment of the Museum of Wimbledon https://wimbledonsociety.org.uk/

Centre Court Shopping Centre in #Wimbledon has been acquired by Romulus, a SW London-based property investment and development group who are currently developing plans to reinvigorate Centre Court for new uses in the coming months.
http://tinyurl.com/SW-Court-Sold

£18 million announced for cycle training for children and their families.

Funding will ensure children are cycling-confident and whole family groups can receive bespoke training sessions through the Bikeability programme.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/18-million-announced-for-cycle-training-for-children-and-their-families