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July 2020

  • Wednesday 1st

    Draft Merton Heritage Strategy 2020-25. Consultation

    Draft Merton Heritage Strategy 2020-25. Merton has a rich and diverse heritage – in the current time this faces both opportunities and challenges. We are keen to raise awareness of the borough’s colourful past, safeguard local heritage for current and future generations and ensure that it is both relevant and accessible to all. Public consultation is key to this process, particularly if we are to address the learning needs and cultural interests of the modern Merton community. Your feedback will help us to prioritise service developments over the next five years.

    You can view the draft strategy and take part in the associated consultation by clicking on the following link:

    https://consult.merton.gov.uk/KMS/dmart.aspx?noip=1&strTab=PublicDMart&P…

    This can also be accessed via the Heritage Service webpage www.merton.gov.uk/heritage

    I would be most grateful if you could not only take the time to share your views with us, but also help to promote the consultation via your respective newsletters, websites and social media channels.

    The consultation period runs from 3 June to 1 July 2020.

    Event details

    Time:
    10.20-10.59pm
    Forum:
    Urban Design Task Force
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Website:
    https

March 2020

  • Friday 6th

    Wimbledon Town Centre Masterplan Consultation until 6 March 2020

    Wimbledon Town Centre Master plan is now open for consultation. Further information here:

    https://www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/regeneration-projects/f…

    Event details

    Time:
    11.50-11.55pm
    Forum:
    Urban Design Task Force
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Website:
    https
  • Thursday 5th

    Consultation on £500m Epsom St Helier proposals

    On, Wednesday 8 January 2020, we launched a public consultation on three potential options for the location of a brand-new specialist emergency care hospital – on the Epsom, St Helier or Sutton hospital sites.

    This follows the decision on Monday, 6 January 2020, that health leaders from NHS Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to launch this public consultation on the three potential options. Sutton was agreed by the CCGs as a preferred option for the consultation, but health leaders were clear that all three options could be delivered by the NHS.

    We are now urging people to give us their views on our proposals during this public consultation which launched on Wednesday 8 January and will close on Wednesday 1 April 2020. No decisions will be made on the future of Epsom and St Helier hospitals until the summer when the CCGs will consider the views of local people and all the clinical and financial evidence.

    We would be grateful for your support in actively encouraging your local communities, colleagues and staff to give us their views.

    As well as responding online directly to the consultation questionnaire, people can get involved through a whole range of different ways designed to make sure the NHS hears as many voices, from as many communities as possible, including those who find it difficult to go to meetings or respond in writing. We have briefly outlined some of the ways people can get involved at the end of this email, including details of nine listening events.

    A copy of the questionnaire, the summary and full consultation documents and more detail about events and consultation activity can all be found on our website at https://improvinghealthcaretogether.org.uk/consultation/

    Event details

    Time:
    6.30pm
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Chak 89 105 Bond Rd, Mitcham CR4 3HG

February 2020

  • Wednesday 12th

    Consultation on £500m Epsom St Helier proposals now live

    An open invite to share information on proposed options for change, answer specific questions from the public to increase understanding of the consultation and proposals, as well as invite and listen to feedback and encourage people to respond to the consultation questionnaire.

    Event details

    Time:
    6.30pm
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    New Horizon Centre, New Horizon Centre, S Lodge Ave, Mitcham, London CR4 1LT
    Website:
    https

January 2020

  • Friday 24th

    Consultation on £500m Epsom St Helier proposals now live

    An open invite to share information on proposed options for change, answer specific questions from the public to increase understanding of the consultation and proposals, as well as invite and listen to feedback and encourage people to respond to the consultation questionnaire.

    Event details

    Time:
    1.30pm
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Chaucer Centre, Canterbury Rd, Morden SM4 6PX
    Website:
    https
  • Saturday 18th

    Mapping Merton Exhibition at Wimbledon Museum 18 Jan - 20 March 2020

    Mapping Merton – where do you think you are?

    A special exhibition at the Museum of Wimbledon

    Open on Saturdays and Sundays from
    18 Jan – 20 March 2020

    Saturday 2.30-5pm
    Sunday 12-5pm

    22 Ridgway SW19 4QN

    The Museum has a wonderful collection of maps which offer a unique insight into the history and development of the Wimbledon area, so this promises to be a fascinating exhibition.

    Event details

    Time:
    2.30-5.00pm
    Forum:
    Urban Design Task Force
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Museum of Wimbledon 22 Ridgway SW19 4QN

December 2019

  • Sunday 8th

    Have your say on the draft Statement of Consultation (SCI) until 8th December 2019

    Have your say on the draft Statement of Consultation (SCI) until 8th December 2019

    In 2006 Merton Council adopted its Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). However, since its adoption there have been a number of changes to planning legislation, planning guidance and technological advances such as social media, which have changed the way public consultations and engagement takes place and are carried out. All this means Merton’s SCI (2006) requires updating to have regard to these changes.

    Merton’s draft SCI sets out how the council will involve local people, local businesses, stakeholders and other interested parties when preparing development planning documents and on submitted planning applications. It also outlines some engagement principles for developers, who may need to consult with Merton residents regarding their development proposals. The draft SCI can be viewed via the council’s website here

    A copy of the document can be viewed at the following libraries – Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Morden, Raynes Park, West Barnes and Wimbledon.

    You can comment on the draft SCI via:

    Online survey
    By email: future.merton@merton.gov.uk
    By post: Future Merton, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, SM4 5DX

    If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

    Kind regards

    Future Merton team

    London Borough of Merton |Merton Civic Centre | London Road |Morden SM4 5DX

    Phone: 020 8545 3837 |email: future.merton@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    11.30-12.00pm
    Forum:
    Urban Design Task Force
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton's libraries

November 2019

  • Thursday 14th

    Wandle Industrial Museum 35th AGM

    Thursday 14th November 2019 at 7:30pm

    1st Floor Meeting Room Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3UD

    Guest Speaker:
    Fiona McKelvie from McBurney and Black “Textile Connections; Linen, Liberty and more.”

    Agenda
    1. Chairman’s Introduction
    2. Apologies for Absence
    3. Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
    4. Matters Arising
    5. Chairman’s Annual Report and Operations Team Report
    6. Appointment of Officers & Members of the Ops Team 7. Presentation of Annual Accounts and Appointment of Reporting Accountant
    8. Any Other Business

    A light buffet and drinks will be provided from 7pm.

    Our speaker, Fiona McKelvie will speak after the main meeting.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    1st Floor Meeting Room, Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3UD
    Website:
    www.wandle.org.
  • Saturday 9th

    Wimbledon international Music Festival 2019 9-24 November

    The Festival opens with Haydn’s moving and hugely inventive depiction of the birth of the Universe, the ‘Creation’, featuring a ‘stellar’ trio of soloists, Kate Royal, Benjamin Hulett, Jonathan Lemalu, the London Mozart Players, and the Academy Choir flourishing under conductor Matthew Best.

    Cellist Matthew Barley comes together with top flight Indian musicians to explore the fascinating connections between music, mathematics, and architecture, ending their journey in Le Corbusier’s city of Chandigarh in the Punjab.

    The ‘Father of Numbers’, Pythagoras, will be looking over the shoulders of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Xenakis several times during the Festival. Armonico Consort will be exploring the ‘spatial’ masterpieces of Renaissance Italy composed by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Allegri, and Palestrina for the great acoustic and architectural spaces of Venice, Florence and Rome.

    One of the finest of ensemble groups, Calefax bring their breath-taking wind quintet to a concert with Matthew Barley. Violinist Christian Tetzlaff, who dazzled in a previous solo recital, returns with pianist Lars Vogt. The renowned Canadian pianist Louis Lortie comes with fellow Canadian Hélène Mercier in a dazzling concert of works for two pianos. Korean pianist, Sunwook Kim, Leeds First Prize-winner, previously denied us by British Border control, is finally among us, living in West Wimbledon and playing at the Festival.

    There’s plenty of fun and theatrics too: A spectacular Jazz-night ‘Swinging at the Cotton Club’ with the Lindy Hop Dance Company and The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra; violinist Hugo Ticciati and the O/Modernt Ensemble get lost in musical Labyrinths; Walton’s ‘Façade’ has Richard Stilgoe and Patricia Hodge; dramatic mezzo-soprano Luciana Mancini, from Berlin Staatsoper, goes mad with Vivaldi; there are supertheatrics with Regent Opera’s updated version of Tosca.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.00-11.00am
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Various
    Entry:
    Varies.
    Website:
    https
  • Tuesday 5th

    Sonoro - Wimbledon's professional choir - concert in London- Tuesday 5 November, 6:00-7:00pm at St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate

    In No Strange Land: Choral Music by Martin Bussey

    Released next Friday, Sonoro’s latest album In No Strange Land: Choral Music by Martin Bussey is available to pre-order from Amazon, Apple Music and Resonus Classics.

    Please join us for the launch concert (free entry) on Tuesday 5 November, 6:00-7:00pm at St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL (next to Liverpool Street station). The early-evening performance will feature a selection of works from the album, plus a “meet the composer” session to illustrate the influences and inspirations behind the music.

    Choral music has long been at the heart of the distinguished musical career of composer Martin Bussey. On this disc we explore a broad range of Bussey’s sacred choral music with a captivating programme of world premiere recordings that at once presents a composer with passion and a unique voice.


    Wimbledon International Music Festival
    Saturday 16 November, 8:00pm
    St John’s Church, Wimbledon, London SW19 4NZ

    Sonoro joins violinist Hugo Ticciati and his ensemble O/Modernt for a programme with a unique twist: exploring musical labyrinths. This inventive programme from different ages and traditions is based around the idea of a labyrinth, with music that is full of twists and turns and sometimes reflecting the complexities of the composers’ emotions. We include music by Byrd, Monteverdi and Gesualdo, beginning our journey with the distinctive ‘wandering tones’ of Gregorian chant.

    Event details

    Time:
    6.00-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL
    Website:
    www.sonoromusic.com