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Founded in 1903, 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.
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Wimbledon Museum has reopened following an extensive refurbishment and redesign.

Opening times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2.30pm to 5pm

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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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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

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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

AELTCNewsPlanning and Environment
23 November 2023

Wandsworth Council’s Planning Committee unanimously vote against AELTC planning application

After Wandsworth Council Officers' report recommended that the AELTC planning proposal be rejected because it failed to provide the significant evidence required to justify building on Metropolitan Open Land (MOL), Wandsworth Planning Committee supported…
Local HistoryNews
14 November 2023

Sunnyside Transformer removed from Historic England’s ‘Heritage at Risk Register’

  We are delighted to annouce that the restored Sunnyside Transformer has been removed from Historic England's  'Heritage at Risk Register'. It was one of the first transformers to be…
AELTCGreenwatchNewsPlanning and Environment
10 November 2023

Wimbledon Park Heritage Golf Course: The environmental problems with the AELTC application for an industrial tennis complex.

Dr Dave Dawson is a local resident and environmental scientist.  He has produced a brief paper setting out the “Top Five” Biodiversity and Ecology observations gathered from his extensive submissions…
AELTCNewsPlanning and Environment
6 November 2023

Our response to the Council’s Planning Committee vote to approve the AELTC plans for Wimbledon Park

On the 26th October, Merton’s Planning Committee voted by a narrow majority (6:4) to approve the AELTC planning application to develop the heavily protected Wimbledon Park. This is despite the…
GreenwatchNewsPlanning and Environment
26 September 2023

Merton joins the National Street Tree Sponsorship Scheme

Merton joined this scheme which enables groups and individuals to sponsor a new street tree in March 2023. The National Street Sponsorship Scheme provides the opportunity for individuals, organisations and…
AELTCNewsPlanning and Environment
15 September 2023

Southfields Public Meeting 12 September 2023 – The Future of Wimbledon Park

Southfields residents held a public meeting to hear about the future of Wimbledon Park, in relation to the AELTC planning application to build on the Grade II* Heritage, Metropolitan Open…


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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.

Petition delivered to GLA at City Hall. 16,111 signatures and rising. Thanks to @Hina @SaveWimbldnPark @WimSoc @tonyreiss_uk @S_Hammond @PutneyFleur @PaulKohlerSW19 @SusanCusack18 and many others #MOL

#gla #GreaterLondonAuthority #refusal #aeltc #planningpermission #expansion #metropolitanopenland #MOL

Eco Day at Trinity United Reformed Church, Mansel Rd SW19 4AA; Sat 9 Dec. Handmade goods, natural Christmas decorations, crafts and gifts... fundraiser for Sustainable Merton - more info at

Great news last night from Wandsworth council but we have not won yet. The application now goes to the GLA / London Mayor. Please continue to publicise and learn about the devastating consequences of this proposed development and sign our petition at

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