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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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NEW! GLA to decide on AELTC planning application

The GLA are now the planning authority who will decide whether or not the AELTC plans for an industrial tennis complex in Wimbledon Park are granted planning permission.

Read the full Wimbledon Society statement 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

Planning and Environment

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

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Wimbledon Museum has reopened following an extensive refurbishment and redesign.

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

Find out more here. Please support this exciting project by giving a donation, large or small here.

Please note that our online shop is open.

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What’s On

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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Wimbledon Society AGM

Saturday 11th May at 5pm
Wimbledon Park Hall, 170 Arthur Road Wimbledon SW19 8AQ
Look forward to seeing you there
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Latest News

Local HistoryNewsPlanning and Environment
17 April 2024

Raising a Stink

Wimbledon has a number of curious poles.  They look like very tall Victorian lamp-posts, but without a lamp at the top.  They are ventilation stacks, more commonly known as "stink…
AELTCNewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
19 March 2024

Merton’s Local Plan – our response to the Inspectors’ Main Modifications.

A new Local Plan for Merton has been in preparation for some years.  This determines planning policies for the Borough for the next 15 years.  It needs to be compliant…
Local HistoryNews
19 March 2024

Dorset Hall Plaque commemorating Rose Lamartine Yates

International Women’s Day, the 8th of March 2024 made a fitting background to the placing of a commemorative plaque on Dorset Hall, a Grade II Listed Georgian house, on the…
AELTCNewsPlanning and Environment
23 January 2024

AELTC – GLA Decision – Wimbledon Society Statement

The Wimbledon Society is pleased to see that the GLA is taking over the AELTC's planning application to develop the former Wimbledon Park Golf Course as an industrial tennis complex. …
AELTCGreenwatchNewsPlanning and Environment
12 January 2024

Our Planning and Environment Committee – Review of 2023

REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2023 Planning Application Statistics In 2023, we considered 173 planning applications in detail (2022: 205).  We objected to, or commented on, 101 (58%) of these (2022:…
AELTCNewsPlanning and Environment
11 January 2024

Letters of Objection to the Greater London Authority re AELTC Plans for Wimbledon Park Golf Course

Following the decision by Merton Council to approve the AELTC planning application to build on the former Wimbledon Park Golf Course and by Wandsworth Council to refuse it, Merton and…


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Listing of media coverage with links about the AELTC’s plans for Wimbledon Park and Golf Course

And we are pleased to repost it

Good Friday - 29 March - 11 to 3.30 and Easter Sunday - 31 March - 11 to 3 at the Windmill, Wimbledon Common, SW19 5NR. Collect an entry form, follow the trail to find clues on hidden wooden Easter Eggs, collect them all to claim a prize!

Sports Gazette: Fleur Anderson MP and campaigner Simon Wright put forward their cases in favour of Save Wimbledon Park
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