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.

Find out more

Planning and Environment

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

View all the latest news

What’s On

TALK: A Head Gardener’s Year – Mark Saunders

Wednesday 24 March 2021, 7.30pm

Mark has been Head Gardener at Fittleworth House in Sussex since 1997. His office is a 19th century potting shed. His photography has won prizes and his kitchen garden stands as an example. In his presentation he illustrates the changing seasons. 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

Local HistoryNewsPlanning and Environment
26 February 2021

SAVING DORSET HALL

  Dorset Hall is a Grade II Listed, Georgian house on Kingston Road in Merton Park.  It is associated with Rose Lamartine Yates, an early suffragette, who lived there in…
News
26 February 2021

Enhanced coronavirus testing in Wimbledon Park area (South African variant detected)

You need to take a COVID-19 test as soon as possible if you live or work in the Wimbledon Park area, or visit the area for essential activities (such as shopping…
NewsPlanning and Environment
19 February 2021

HIGH RISES IN COLLIERS WOOD

We have already commented (5 November) on proposals for two tower blocks in Colliers Wood adjoining the existing Britannia Tower (known to many as the old Brown & Root Building).…
NewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
19 February 2021

ARGOS BUILDING TO BE REPLACED?

The Argos building at the corner of Wimbledon Hill Road and Alexandra Road may be one of the newer buildings in the town centre but, architecturally, it can best be…
NewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
12 February 2021

Plans for a new concert hall in Wimbledon

A new concert hall is planned for the centre of Wimbledon. This is an exciting development, promoted by Anthony Wilkinson, Director of the Wimbledon Music Festival. The project has excellent…
GreenwatchNewsPlanning and Environment
29 January 2021

MERTON’S CLIMATE ACTION GROUP LAUNCHED

As part of the Council's plans to tackle the Climate Emergency, and following approval of their Climate Emergency Action Plan at the end of 2020, a Climate Action Group was…

Join

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

Find out more

Get Involved

Do you have some spare time to help us out? Click for details of available roles.

Find out how

Shop

Explore Wimbledon’s rich and vibrant history by choosing from a wide selection of publications. And our popular Xmas cards are now on sale!

Shop

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 Museum of Wimbledon Refurbishment Project - help us to refurbish the Museum for the 21st century with new displays from our splendid collections to tell the story of Wimbledon. Find out more on our crowdfunder page at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/museumofwimbledon

Mayor of London launches new School Pollution Helpdesk - Air Quality News https://airqualitynews.com/2021/02/22/mayor-of-london-launches-new-school-pollution-helpdesk/#.YDyfTZMnMSU.twitter

'Not just weeds': how rebel botanists are using graffiti to name forgotten flora https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/01/not-just-weeds-how-rebel-botanists-are-using-graffiti-to-name-forgotten-flora-aoe

Saving Dorset Hall an update https://wimbledonsociety.org.uk/saving-dorset-hall/

📍🗺️What makes #Merton unique to you? 🗺️📍

We’re putting together a character study to give guidance on what buildings, places & developments will be needed in the future to make Merton a great place to live.

Share your thoughts before Tuesday 23 March
👉http://ow.ly/U7aH50DL87g