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March 2017

  • Wednesday 22nd

    Wimbledon Community Forum

    Wimbledon Community Forum

    Agenda

    1. Welcome / introductions

    2. Leonie Cooper AM, London Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth

    3. Choose Wisely programme – Merton CCG

    4. Soapbox – including Scrutiny topics and Wheelie bins

    5. South Wimbledon update

    6. Wimbledon Masterplan update

    Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017
    Time: 7.15 – 9.15pm
    Venue: The Mansel Road Centre, Trinity United Reformed Church, Mansel Road, London SW19 4AA

    For further information please contact:
    Email getinvolved@merton.gov.uk
    Call: 020 8545 3896
    Visit: www.merton.gov.uk/communityforums

    Future meetings: Wednesday 21 June 2017 at Wimbledon Arts Space

    Thursday 28 September 2017 at Wimbledon Arts Space

    Tuesday 5 December 2017 at Wimbledon Methodist Church

    Thursday 1 March 2018 at Wimbledon Arts Space

    Event details

    Time:
    7.15-9.15pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    The Mansel Road Centre, Trinity United Reformed Church, Mansel Road, SW19 4AA
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Tuesday 21st

    Comic Relief Tug of War

    Love Wimbledon is assisting Wimbledon Police in their Comic Relief ‘Tug of War’ to raise money for this worthy cause and the incredible work it supports in the UK and around the world.

    On Tuesday 21 March Wimbledon Police will go toe-to-toe with teams from the Army Reserves, London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Services NHS Trust in a charity ‘Tug of War’ and Truck Pull at the Territorial Amy Centre, Stonecot Hill.

    Comic Relief is supporting this event and the challenge may feature on BBC One!

    In the spirit of giving, Love Wimbledon is inviting BID Businesses to participate and represent Wimbledon Town Centre. Let’s create a Love Wimbledon BID team to compete and show the others that we mean BUSINESS!

    If you would like to volunteer yourself or a colleague from your company, please contact Katie Smith on katies@lovewimbledon.org for more information.

    Love Wimbledon is proud to be supporting our Wimbledon Town Centre police services. It’s all hands on deck and we need your help raising awareness of this event so they can get as many donations as possible through their fundraising page, where you can also donate:

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tug-of-war-Merton

    Please circulate this email, spread the word and share the link, which you can also find on our Facebook and Twitter accounts too.

    If your business is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Dave Haywood (PC SO 7233VN), Online Social Media Manager at Merton Police on 07595 011 374 or via email: david.haywood@met.pnn.police.uk

    Help Wimbledon Town Centre & Merton Police pull in tons of money for Comic Relief! #GauntletThrownDown

    Event details

    Time:
    5.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Territorial Army Centre, Stonecot Hill, SM3 9HG
  • Tuesday 21st

    The Surrey Iron Railway; The world's first public rail network - West Barnes Local History Group

    In this informative talk, Eric Shaw of Wandle Industrial Museum, reveals the story of the world’s first publicly owned railway, founded in 1803.

    Discover more about the Surrey Iron Railway, which ran from the river Thames at Wandsworth, to Pitlake in Croydon via Mitcham.

    Tuesday 21 March, 10:30 – 12:00
    West Barnes Library
    Station Road, New Malden
    Admission FREE

    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager (Heritage & Local Studies)
    Community & Housing
    Sarah.Gould@merton.gov.uk

    More information : 020 8545 3239
    local.studies@merton.gov.uk

    http://www.merton.gov.uk/heritage http://www.merton.gov.uk/memories

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-12.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Thursday 16th

    Building Your Brand

    How to build your brand?

    Branding is essential for any type of business. To be a successful business in today’s highly competitive markets, you need to have a strong brand that differentiates you from your competitors. This workshop teaches you the essentials of branding and how to create your small business brand to convert prospects into customers and build customer loyalty.

    Learning Outcome:

    To define your brand’s purpose, promise and its values
    Learn about brand identity
    Learn how to create brand awareness
    Learn about brand communication and experience

    Key Topics:

    The key elements of branding
    What makes a successful brand?
    Branding design process
    Brand experience strategy
    Create your integrated marketing plan

    What you’ll achieve at the end of the workshop

    By the end of the event, you’ll know how to create your brand for your business by following the branding design process.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    90.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Wednesday 15th

    Public Meeting 15 March 2017

    Dundonald Ward Public Meeting

    Agenda
    1) The Council’s plan to stop the weekly waste collection and introduce wheelie bins:

    With guest speaker—Helen Alexander-Allen

    2) The latest on Crossrail 2 and how it might affect residents near the train tracks and Raynes Park:

    With guest speaker—rail expert, Stephen Colebourne

    3) Council’s Planning Brief Aims

    With guest speaker

    Each presentation will be less than 10 minutes and you will have plenty of time to ask questions.

    We very much look forward to seeing you. Do get in touch beforehand if you have any questions or issues.

    Councillor’s Michael Bull, David Dean and Suzanne Grocott

    Event details

    Time:
    7.15-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon (Dundonald) Congretational Church. Corner of Fairlawn Road and Dundonald Road, SW19 3QH
  • Wednesday 1st

    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:
    9.00-12.45pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    120.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk

February 2017

  • Wednesday 22nd

    Strategies for being more productive

    How to have a more productive working day

    A three-hour workshop full of practical tips and exercises to help business owners and leaders work more productively on the things that matter. This event, Strategies for being more Productive’ will help you to get focused on the handful of tasks that make a real difference to your business and set yourself up to achieve those tasks every day. You will come away with a better understanding of the foundations for a good day’s work and know how to play to your strengths and preferences especially when you need to tackle tricky tasks.
    Aims and Objectives

    Tackle overwhelm and procrastination by focusing on a small number of clear goals that matter most to you and your business;
    Break goals into achievable chunks and daily tasks so that you can make steady progress within your working day;
    Learn tips and strategies for being productive throughout the day, making the most of your energy and personal working style to get the most important work done;
    Understand how to lay the foundations for a good day’s work every day – sleep, exercise and nutrition, but also space for reflection and learning.

    What you’ll achieve at the end of the workshop

    By the end of the event, you’ll know how to have a better working day for you and your business. You’ll be able focus your time and attention better, feel more in control, and move ahead with your most important tasks.

    Your event worksheet will have plenty of space for you to write down notes and plans so you can take action immediately. It will also include reminders of the strategies covered during the event as well as hints and links to other useful resources and websites.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    90.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Wednesday 22nd

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    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
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Ashworths Solicitors 12 Compton Road Wimbledon , London SW19 7QD
    Entry:
    30.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Thursday 16th

    Raynes Park Library-The Blue Cross: Dog Safety

    The Blue Cross:
    Dog Safety

    An informative and inspiring talk on who the Blue Cross is and the work they do, followed by a family friendly talk on how to be safe around dogs and keeping a happy, healthy dog as a pet.

    No booking necessary, just come along on the day.

    MERTON COUNCIL

    www.merton.gov.uk/libraries

    Raynes Park Library
    Thursday 16 February 2017 (1 – 2pm)

    Event details

    Time:
    1.00-2.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Raynes Park Library, Approach Road, Raynes Park, SW20 8BA
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Saturday 4th

    Baroque Masterpieces at St. Mary's Merton

    Saturday 4 February 2017 7.30pm

    St Mary’s is delighted to host the debut of Original Blend, a new Wimbledon-based specialist Baroque ensemble led by Susie Carpenter-Jacobs.

    Joining forces with The Choir of St Mary Merton, this concert will also feature Ian Tindale and Harriet Burns exploring repertoire from across the Baroque era.

    Don Quixote Telemann

    Nulla in mundo pax sincera Vivaldi

    Organ Concerto No.13

    (‘The Cuckoo and the Nightingale’) Handel

    Coronation Anthem No. 3

    (Let thy hand be strengthened) Handel

    Ian Tindale organ

    Harriet Burns soprano

    Original Blend

    Susie Carpenter-Jacobs leader

    The Choir of St Mary Merton

    Helen Smee conductor

    Adult £10.00 Child £5.00

    www.stmarysmertonchoir.com/concerts-at-st-mary-s/
    www.originalblend.org

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-9.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St Mary Merton, Church Path, Merton Park London SW19 3HJ
    Entry:
    Adult £10.00 Child £5.00
    Website:
    www.stmarysmertonchoir.com