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August 2017

  • Sunday 27th

    Sites of Historic Prisons-a walking tour

    The Wandsworth Prison Museum is hosting a walking tour of historic prison sites. The tour includes, the Surrey County Gaol, (Horsemonger Lane) where Charles Dickens witnessed public executions and when it closed, Wandsworth Prison inherited the job carrying out executions. Marshalsea Prison, where Dickens’s father had been imprisoned for debt, the Clink Prison, where prisons got their nickname from, Bridewell Prison and finally, Newgate, London’s most (in)famous prison.

    The tour assembles at Elephant and Castle underground station at 10am. From there, we visit the site of the old Surrey County gaol, at the back of Inner London Crown Court. On to Marshalsea, where the south wall of the prison still stands and it leads on to Southwark Coroner’s Court. Going under the last remaining arch of London Bridge from 1834, the tour goes to the Clink prison, then along the South Bank to Blackfriars Bridge Road, to see the entrance to Bridewell prison. A short walk along Ludgate Hill on to the Site of Newgate Prison, now the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey where the tour ends.

    Save for the first site at Newington Gardens, there are remains to be seen above ground at all sites, to illustrate the tour.

    The maximum length of the tour is 2 hours.

    For any further details, email: Wandsworthprisonmuseum@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    10.00-11.59am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Elephant and Castle underground station
    Entry:
    unknown

September 2017

  • Saturday 2nd

    Where do you think you are?

    The John Innes Society and St. Mary’s Merton Parish Church

    invite you to find out!

    Discover the living heritage of Merton Park from Gilbert the Norman to Horatio Nelson via John Innes to the here and now.

    Exhibitions of maps, photographs, drawings, records and historical artefacts from the archives of the John Innes Society, St. Mary’s Church and Merton Park film studios.

    Saturday and Sunday 2 and 3 September 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    at The Coach House, 1a Melrose Road SW19 3HF also St. Mary’s Church and The Parish Hall, Church Path

    Refreshments available

    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager ( Heritage & Local Studies )
    Community & Housing
    020 8545 3239

    www.merton.gov.uk/heritage

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-5.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    The Coach House, 1a Melrose Road, SW19 3HF. St. Mary's Church and The Parish Hall, Church Path
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Wednesday 6th

    Fire Warden Marshal Training

    This Fire Warden Marshal Training workshop is aimed at those employees within the organisation who have a key role to play within the management of Fire Safety in the Workplace.
    The course is tailored as a generic course and will include the following:

    The Legal Requirement
    The Triangle of Fire
    Types and Causes of Fire
    Extinguishing Fire
    Basic Fire Prevention
    Actions to be taken in the Event of Fire
    Fire Extinguishers
    Checking Fire Fighting Equipment within your Workplace
    Escape Routes and their Importance
    Fire Notices and Signs
    Assembly Points and Role Calls
    Proactive Fire Prevention
    Proactive and Reactive Role of a Fire Warden/Marshal

    You will be able to undertake a practical demonstration; allowing you to extinguish different types of Fire, using Fire Extinguishers on our Environmentally Friendly Fire Simulators.
    Who will benefit from this course?

    Any Individual who has a responsibility for Fire Safety; anyone who requires guidance on work place fire safety and anyone who requires their staff to have an in-depth Fire Safety Awareness.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-1.45pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    120+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Wednesday 6th

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    Starting your own business is always exciting because you are the one who decides how to shape the business. Everything from the name on the door or website, through to the way the business looks and promotes itself is up to you. This workshop, ‘Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics’, will provide you with expert and practical advice on starting a business.

    Topics Covered:

    Expert practical advice on starting a business
    Legal Structures
    Finance for small businesses
    Find out more about your market
    Tax and National Insurance
    Business planning

    Who should attend:
    Part of the “Thinking of Starting A Business” Series of workshops.Workshops are run by qualified business advisers.The Merton Business Support Service is financially supported by the London Borough of Merton and is an advisory service providing high quality, practical advice and support to help small businesses and startups develop and expand. The service is delivered by the Merton Chamber of Commerce and a network of some of London’s leading private sector business advisory and support firms. The business helpdesk is the first point of contact and your gateway to business services.

    A registration fee of £30+vat is payable to access this course. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page in order to book a place on this workshop.

    Speakers:
    The workshop will be led by Kevan Dunne, an experienced trainer who has a wealth of experience you can draw upon.

    Registration is at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.

    This workshop is supported by Merton Business Support Service.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-1.00pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    TBC
    Entry:
    30.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Saturday 9th

    A thing of Beauty: Images of the River Wandle and its links to local heritage. Display

    Wandle Fortnight at Merton Heritage Centre

    Display:
    This exhibition will be accompanied by extracts from the reminiscences of local people.

    Admission FREE
    For more information: 020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, 2nd floor, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
    Website:
    merton.gov.uk
  • Saturday 9th

    The River Wandle: Did you know...? Display

    This small scale exhibition will reveal some unusual facts about the River Wandle and its surroundings, from ancient settlements and artistic connections, to famous residents and aspects of natural history.

    2nd floor, Morden Library
    London Road
    Morden SM4 5DX

    Admission : FREE
    For more information: 020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, 2nd floor, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
    Website:
    merton.gov.uk
  • Saturday 16th

    Abundance Wimbledon Fruit Day

    Abundance Fruit Day is our big annual event and is on Sat 16th Sept 2017, 11am – 2pm at St Mark’s Church garden, St Mark’s Place Wimbledon SW19 7ND – so please put it in your diary! Come and get some ultra-fresh juice from the fruit press or buy homemade jam, chutneys and cakes and enjoy the music and games. Entry is FREE.
    To donate your fruit this year, find out more, or if you’d like to help in any way, please contact abundancewimbledon@gmail.com or tel. Juliet 8946 2514. Our website is www.abundancewimbledon.com

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-2.00pm
    Posted by:
    Sue Lovell-Greene
    Venue:
    St Mark's Church, St Mark's Place, Wimbledon SW19 7ND
    Entry:
    Free
    Website:
    www.abundancewimbledon.com
  • Saturday 23rd

    A River Runs Through it: The River Wandle and its links to local heritage

    History talk

    Of key importance to the history of Merton, the River Wandle was once one of the most heavily worked waterways in the world. This illustrated talk will look at the significance of the river and key sites along its course.

    Admission: FREE
    For more information: 020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, 2nd floor, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk

October 2017

  • Tuesday 3rd

    Raynes Park Business Breakfast

    Merton Chamber of Commerce, Merton Council and The Raynes Park Association

    Would like to invite you to attend the next Raynes Park Business Breakfast. Book now and . . .

    • Network and share your views
    • Talk about the issues affecting local businesses
    • Hear from Merton Council and the Local Police on current issues and plans
    • Find out how Merton Chamber of Commerce can help your business

    Join us and have your say and influence the decisions of the town centre whilst meeting with other local businesses and enjoy a tasty breakfast* at Bar 191.

    *please advise any dietary requirements when booking

    Event details

    Time:
    8.00-9.30am
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Bar 191 191 Worple Road Raynes Park, SW20 8RE
    Entry:
    20.00
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Tuesday 17th

    Emergency First Aid at Work

    This Emergency First Aid at Work, in the heart of central Wimbledon, is a HSE Approved Course, and is ideal for workplaces that present few health and safety risks.
    What you will learn?

    Basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations.
    Course Content:

    Health and safety (first aid) regulations
    Managing an incident
    The priorities of first aid
    Treatment of an unconscious casualty
    Resuscitation
    Shock
    Choking
    Seizures
    Bleeding
    Common workplace injuries.
    Assessment and certification – Continuous assessment by trainer

    “The Emergency first-aid at work course was excellent…not only was the course delivered locally, but with enough humour to keep us all amused whilst understanding the most serious concepts of human fragility.” – Ghigo Berni, San Lorenzo Fuoriporta
    Who should attend:

    Nominated emergency first aiders should attend or anyone wanting a comprehensive one day first aid.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-4.30pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    150.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk