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.

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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: John Evelyn

A recording of this talk is now available

Julian Pooley from the Surrey History Centre shares with us the story of this environmental pioneer in whose footsteps we walk. 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!

TALK: Two Summers: Nixon and Trump by Greyhound bus – Tim Albert

Thursday 18 February 2021, 3.00pm

Tim grew up in Lingfield Road about which he spoke to us previously. He has written a book on his travels in America aged 22 and 50 years later on the Greyhound bus in what has been called a darkly funny adventure.  His early career was as a journalist and he is now an author. More details HERE

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.

Latest News

NewsPlanning and Environment
25 January 2021

WIMBLEDON SOCIETY’S RESPONSE TO THE COUNCIL’S DRAFT NEW LOCAL PLAN

We have now sent our detailed response to the Council's draft Local Plan. We consider that the objects set out in the draft need to be re-ordered so that top…
GreenwatchNewsPlanning and Environment
25 January 2021

Climate Pledges for Merton – Pledge to take action now!

To help deliver the Climate Action Plan & make Merton carbon neutral, LBM are encouraging everyone in Merton to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint in their daily lives.…
GreenwatchNewsPlanning and Environment
12 January 2021

MERTON’S CLIMATE ACTION GROUP TO BE 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 is…
NewsPlanning and Environment
12 January 2021

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE BOROUGH PLAN

Merton Council is consulting on their draft new Local Plan. You can access it here. This links to various sections covering different aspect of the plan and the separate localities…
NewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
23 December 2020

MAJOR TOWN CENTRE DEVELOPMENT PLANNED

St George's House East, the office block at the corner of Wimbledon Hill Road and St George's Road, was only built in the 1980s.  Many readers may remember the site…
NewsPlanning and Environment
6 December 2020

VILLAGE FIRE STATION RESTORED

We are pleased to see that the old Fire Station in the Village High St has been beautifully restored following the fire in July 2019.  It's hard to tell the…

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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.

Our response to the Council's draft local plan for Merton can be downloaded at https://wimbledonsociety.org.uk/wimbledon-societys-response-to-the-councils-draft-new-local-plan/

New book 'Secret Wimbledon & Southfields' covers aspects of Wimbledon and Southfields' past are that are not so well known today - tales of highwaymen, military displays, basketmaking and more...
https://www.amberley-books.com/secret-wimbledon-southfields.html

Frosty, snowy scenes in Wimbledon today

Is true!!

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