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June 2019

  • Sunday 2nd

    BBC Antiques Roadshow comes to Morden Hall

    Morden Hall Park on Sunday 2nd June

    Join Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team when they film at National Trust’s Morden Hall Park on Sunday 2 June.

    The Roadshow brings together a team of the country’s leading authorities on arts and antiques to offer free valuations for your family heirlooms or car boot bargains.

    Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome, and no tickets or pre-registration is required.

    The Roadshow opens at 9.30am and last entry is 4.30pm. Dog policy and parking arrangements will be updated on this page closer to the event so please do check this.

    More information can be found at on our FAQ page and regular updates will be posted on Antiques Roadshow’s Facebook page.

    Is there disabled access?

    We aim to make Antiques Roadshow welcoming, open and accessible to all our visitors.

    If you’d like to come to one of the Roadshow venues and require a sign language interpreter please give us 14 days notice by emailing antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk

    If you’d like to bring an item along for a valuation please tell us about the item and include a photo so we can arrange for the most suitable interpreter.

    If you require any other help or assistance on the day please let us know.

    Share Your Story
    You are welcome to just turn up on the day but you can also tell us in advance about your special items by emailing shareyourstory@bbc.co.uk

    To be considered your email will need the following information:

    Your name
    Your address
    A contact telephone number
    Email title: Antiques Roadshow – Morden Hall Park
    A brief description of the item including how you came to own it.
    Two photographs of the item.

    Please note that we are unable to get back to everyone who contacts us but you are still welcome to bring your item to the Roadshow if you are not contacted.

    Alternatively write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-4.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Hall Park, Morden SM4 5JD

May 2019

  • Thursday 23rd

    Wimbledon Young Professionals Group-network evening

    Merton Chamber of Commerce and Love Wimbledon invite all young and junior professionals to come along to our netwrk evening.
    It’s fun, it’s free, it’s relaxed and offers a great forum to make local business connections.

    RSVP to wypg@mertonchamber.co.uk

    Thursday 23 May 2019
    5:30pm- 7:30pm at Bar CMYK, 105 The Broadway

    Event details

    Time:
    5.30-7.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    CMYK, 105 The Broadway
  • Sunday 12th

    Footprints of London--Capital Walks--Wimbledon Park - Richmond Bridge

    We begin our walk through Wimbledon Park, passing the hinterland of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Grounds as we head up to Wimbledon Common “forever open and unenclosed” since an Act of Parliament in 1871. Made up of a diversity of habitats from, freshwater to woodlands, resulting in an impressive and surprising range of flora and fauna. The site of “Caesar’s Camp” and an unusual windmill.

    After our amble across the Common we cross the busy A3 to Robin Hood Gate to enter the Royal park of Richmond which covers 2500 acres. Originally a deer-hunting park, it still has Red Deer and fallow deer roaming wild.

    Richmond Park has protected status as an important habitat for wildlife and is a National Nature Reserve, London’s largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation. We will view this in all its glory as we visit Pen Ponds and then head for the path between Sidmouth Wood and Queen Elizabeth’s Plantation to the famous King Henry’s Mound which offers a spectacular view to St Paul’s Cathedral.

    From here we exit the park at Richmond Gates and follow in the steps of the lass of Richmond Hill to the C18th stone arch bridge.

    The terrain will be woodland and common paths, as well as gravel and pavements. The steepest part is at the beginning working our way up from Wimbledon Park to the Common. Please wear suitable footwear and May time can be cool, so ensure you have the appropriate gear with you.

    A 6 mile walk (approx) 3 hours (with guided stops). We will have a short break at Pen Ponds Cafe.

    Ends: Richmond Bridge – Richmond Station Underground and Mainline nearby.

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-3.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Starting at: Wimbledon Park, Arthur Road SW19 8AA
    Entry:
    £12 and £9 concession
    Website:
    https
  • Friday 10th

    Jigsaw Players Concert Series

    It’s been a very busy and wonderfully successful 10th anniversary season for us at JPCS! Thank you to all of you who have supported us through this season and throughout the years. Before concluding our season, we have a final concert coming up, one celebrating the centenary of three, hundred year old masterpieces.

    1919 was a vintage year for the viola repertory. Join us in the historical setting of Southside House to celebrate this unique centenary with melodious and stirring viola masterpieces composed exactly 100 years ago by some of the greatest exponents of the instrument.

    VENUE: 3-4 Woodhayes Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 4RJ
    PRICE: £15
    Seating is limited therefore book now to avoid disappointment!

    On the programme:
    Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano
    Ernest Bloch: Suite for Viola and Piano
    Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano op11 n.4

    Musicians will include Jenny Lewisohn, Emmanuella Reiter and Sophia Rahman.

    Event details

    Time:
    8.00-10.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    3-4 Woodhayes Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 4RJ
    Entry:
    £15
    Website:
    mailchi.mp
  • Saturday 4th

    London Borough of Merton Consultation--Borough Parking charges

    The consultation on proposed changes to parking charges in car parks, pay and display bays and controlled parking zones has begun.

    You can find out the details of the new plans as well as take part in the consultation by going to:

    https://www.merton.gov.uk/parkingconsultation2019

    Public health, air quality and sustainable transport: a strategic approach to parking charges.

    The aim of the proposals is to adjust driver behaviour and to ensure that we can provide a modern, efficient and environmentally sustainable transport policy for residents, visitors, businesses now and in the future.

    The proposals seek to achieve efficient and safe movement of traffic and the provision of suitable and adequate parking facilities in the context of the public health agenda, the shift to more active and sustainable transport modes (such as walking, cycling and public transport), the impact of vehicle emissions and congestion on air quality, and demand for kerbside space.

    Why we are reviewing parking charges

    The Merton parking service already contributes to and helps deliver the key policies set out in Merton’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Merton’s Air Quality Action Plan, the Council’s Local Implementation Plan and the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy.

    The Mayor of London’s key ambition is for London to have the best air quality of any major global city. He wants the quickest progress to be made in the most polluted places, benefitting people most vulnerable to the effects of air pollution.

    We need to consider what we can do as a borough to make the healthy choice the easy and preferable choice, to improve public services and enable residents to choose active travel options more often, and to reduce congestion and improve air quality. Public Health has a vision to protect and improve physical and mental health outcomes for the whole population in Merton throughout the life course, and to reduce health inequalities.

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk

April 2019

  • Monday 8th

    Mitcham Cricket Green-the next 50 years Special Workshop

    Cricket Green – the next 50 years

    Your invitation to our special workshop on Monday 8th April, 7pm, Vestry Hall

    Mitcham Cricket Green Conservation Area is 50 years old and we’re looking for your input into its next 50 years as we refresh and update our Cricket Green Charter.

    Everyone is welcome – we look forward to seeing you on the evening.

    We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mitcham Cricket Green Conservation Area this year!

    The things that we all know make Cricket Green a special place – the ancient greens, variety of historic buildings, wonderful views and rich story – were officially recognised by Merton Council in 1969 and now by law every effort has to be made by developers and others to “preserve and enhance” its character.

    We have a programme of celebrations and events planned, including a 50th anniversary Community on the Green on 18th July and a special Mitcham Heritage Day on 14th September.

    Keep an eye out on Twitter for our 50 things initiative telling the story of the Conservation Area through photographs of things that people have told us are special to them. We are also looking to plant something golden!

    The 50th anniversary is also a time to look forward and think about how Cricket Green is going to change in the future.

    Over the last few years our work has been guided by the Cricket Green Charter and its principles to inform policies and planning decisions about the future of the area.

    Among other successes the Charter is the starting point for the £5m now being invested in The Canons and its grounds.

    It is time for a refresh and we want your views.

    How would you like to see Cricket Green change and develop?

    Let us know what you think by:

    attending a special public meeting in the Vestry Hall on Monday 8th April at 7pm
    sending your comments to info@mitchamcricketgreen.org.uk before Easter

    Event details

    Time:
    7.00-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Vestry Hall 338 London Road Mitcham CR4 3UD
    Website:
    mitchamcricketgreen.org.uk

March 2019

  • Tuesday 26th

    Raynes Park Community Forum

    Raynes Park Community Forum

    Date:Tuesday 26 March 2019 Time: 7.15 pm

    Venue: Raynes Park Library Hall, Approach Road, SW20 8BA

    Agenda

    1 Welcome and Introductions Welcome and introductions from Councillor Omar Bush and the Chairman of the Raynes Park Association.

    2 Open forum An opportunity to raise any other issue of local interest not covered elsewhere on the agenda. Kindly email your request in advance of the meeting to: chris.edge@ccedge.com & omar.bush@merton.gov.uk

    3 London Assembly Update Leonie Cooper, Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth

    4 Proposed resident’s parking charge increases and RP Centre 20-minute free parking. Cathryn James, Assistant Director of Public Protection

    5 Street Cleaning, Rubbish & Recycling collections Councillor Mike Brunt, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Cleaning

    6 Town Centre Developments & Railway Tony Edwards and Chris Larkman

    7 Raynes Park Planning Matters Update from Neil Milligan, Building and Development Control Manager

    8 Feedback, Reminders & Updates

    9 Date of next meetings:

    Thursday 13 June 2019 Cllr Anthony Fairclough
    Thursday 19 September 2019 Cllr Eloise Bailey
    Thursday 5 December 2019 Cllr Pauline Cowper
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Cllr Adam Bush

    The Raynes Park Community Forum is managed by the Raynes Park Association (Chris.Edge@ccedge.com) and chaired by a Councillor from one of the local wards by rotation.

    For further information, please contact:

    Email: getinvolved@merton.gov.uk
    Call: 020 8545 3896
    Visit: www.merton.gov.uk/communityforums

    Event details

    Time:
    7.15-9.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Raynes Park Library Hall, Approach Road, SW20 8BA
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Wednesday 6th

    War Photography by Hilary Roberts from the Imperial War Museum

    Mitcham Camera Club have a prestigious speaker attending their next meeting which will be of great interest to all and especially local heritage enthusiasts.

    Hilary Roberts has worked at the Imperial War Museum since 1980. She was the Head Curator of the museum’s internationally renowned Photography Archive and is now the Research Curator of Photography. She is also a broadcaster and has several publications to her name.

    On Wednesday 6 March, Hilary will be giving a talk on “War Photography.” This will take place at the All Saints Centre, The Gardner Hall, New Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4JN.

    Admission is FREE and the doors will be open at 7.30 pm, with the main event starting at 8pm. The venue is close to bus, tram and train services ( Mitcham Junction )

    See: http://www.allsaintschurchhackbridge.org.uk/ – scroll down on this linked page to find details of the location and transport links for the All Saints Centre.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-10.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    All Saints Centre, The Gardner Hall, New Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4JN
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk

February 2019

  • Sunday 17th

    Underground, Overground, Womblin Free - a wander thro' Wimbledon with lots to see

    Sun, February 17, 2019
    2:00 PM – 3:30 PM GMT

    Wimbledon is of course famous for the tennis and the Wombles. But there is much more than that. Some of the names associated with Wimbledon include the writers Robert Graves and Wilfred Owen, the actress Margaret Rutherford, the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and airman Lord Hugh Dowding. And there are some interesting buildings along the way, including two very different theatres and one of London’s few surviving independent department stores. And then there’s Merton Council’s joking acknowledgement of the Wombles.

    So starting at South Wimbledon Underground station and passing Wimbledon station we will go womblin’ free in this fascinating walk through SW19.

    You can check travel options at the Transport for London Journey Planner.

    South Wimbledon Station
    131 Merton High Street
    London
    SW19 1DE

    Footprints of London is a website created by independent guides to promote and market the walks that they lead. This walk is led by Stephen Benton. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/stephen-benton-footprints-of-london-44681…

    IMPORTANT: Attendance on any walk can only be guaranteed through pre-booking. If you cannot pre-book here but wish to attend, you are welcome to do so, but you must please give me prior notice using the “Contact the Organiser” facility below (please remember to provide a phone number) and I will confirm arrangements by return.

    Please only make the journey to a meeting point if you have received a confirmation from Stephen Benton.

    Many thanks, and I look forward to seeing you on one of my walks!

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-3.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    South Wimbledon Station, 131 Merton High Street SW19 1DE
    Entry:
    £12 and £9 concession
    Website:
    www.eventbrite.co.uk
  • Sunday 17th

    The Grandad Tapes--West Barnes Local History Group

    “The Grandad Tapes” will take place at West Barnes Library (next to Motspur Park Station) on Tuesday 19 February (10:30 – 12:00) and will feature extracts from the reminiscences of Bill Eacott, a former resident of St. Helier estate.

    During his 90 years, Bill Eacott endured poverty, escaped a near death incident, fought for his country in two world wars and served London Transport for over four decades. He was also active in politics and committed to supporting workers’ rights.

    Discover more about this fascinating resident of St.Helier estate from this illustrated talk based on Bill’s reminiscences.

    Tuesday 19 February, 10:30 – 12:00 West Barnes Library,
    Station Road, New Malden

    Admission FREE.

    For more information:

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

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-12.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library (next to Motspur Park Station)
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk