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.

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What’s On

150th Anniversary of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons

We are currently planning a special event to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act 1871. More details soon!

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

NewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
27 January 2022

New Hope for Bank Buildings

Bank Buildings, at 41-47 Wimbledon Hill Road, was built in 1885 and is described as one of the “most magnificent buildings in the town centre” in a Council assessment.  For some years…
Local HistoryNewsPlanning and Environment
12 January 2022

Transformer on Sunnyside

Good news! After many years of campaigning, we are pleased that the restoration of this historic landmark in Wimbledon is now taking place. Here are pictures of the state it…
GreenwatchPlanning and Environment
25 November 2021

Council urged to Produce Guide to Retrofitting Buildings

The Government has announced a ban on gas boilers in new homes from 2025.  A Council report shows that 98% of homes in Merton have gas central heating.  With the…
NewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
19 November 2021

Redevelopment of Centre Court Shopping Centre

Romulus, the new owners of Centre Court, have announced a consultation on their plans for the shopping centre. You can access their consultation here They will be hosting two in-person…
AELTCNewsPlanning and Environment
16 October 2021

SCALE OF OPPOSITION TO THE AELTC’s PLANS FOR WIMBLEDON PARK GOLF COURSE

The AELTC's plans to build a new stadium plus 38 other tennis courts on the golf course land is a joint application to Merton and Wandsworth Councils. Merton has revealed…
GreenwatchNewsPlanning and Environment
14 October 2021

RECENT ACTIVITY BY THE PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

Recycling We are concerned at the continued use of Weir Road for waste recycling, in particular the constant passage of HGV lorries through the area. Merton, as one of the…

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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.

New Hope for Bank Buildings https://wimbledonsociety.org.uk/new-hope-for-bank-buildings/

Merton launch a competition to name their 2 new mechanical street sweepers. Details on how to enter at https://news.merton.gov.uk/2022/01/24/merton-council-invest-in-new-mechanical-pavement-sweepers-to-help-keep-merton-clean/

On Wim Pk where AELTC want their ITC for use just 3 wks/yr they even want to encroach on the existing public section of Wim Pk for CAR PARKING. Deprives the community of huge public space during the tournament. At t same time the PERMISSIVE park is totally closed to ALL visitors

Walking from Southfields Station to the championships along Wimbledon Park Road and seeing the park is a magical view. Why would anyone, the AELTC, want to destroy that? Plus it’s MOL. Protected @CPRE https://twitter.com/UCantBSeriuSW19/status/1485573797373779968

Useful summary of key concerns can be found on Society’s website with links to our objections at https://wimbledonsociety.org.uk/planning-environment/aeltc/