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November 2018

  • Wednesday 14th

    Have your say – Stage 2 of Merton’s new Local Plan – until 6th January 2019

    We are reviewing Merton’s borough-wide Local Plan to help guide planning applications and shape development in Merton for the next 15 years.

    Thanks to everybody who responded to Stage 1 between October 2017 and January 2018

    We’ve used your responses, local research, the London Plan and national planning policy to create Stage 2, the draft Local Plan. It contains:

    - New planning policies to help decide planning applications

    - Potential sites for allocation for development

    - Land designations (e.g. town centre boundaries, open spaces) on the Policies Map.

    The plan is available on our website in chapters to make it easier to read and download.

    www.merton.gov.uk/newlocalplan

    Please let us know what you think by Sunday 6th January 2019.

    If you have any questions or would like more time to assess the draft Local Plan, or would like us to come to a local meeting please contact us at future.merton@merton.gov.uk or 020 8545 3837.

    Other local projects in Merton:

    · Draft FutureWimbledon masterplan – please share your thoughts on the draft masterplan to guide development, public spaces and investment in Wimbledon town centre https://www.merton.gov.uk/future-wimbledon (by 6th January 2019)

    · Sutton Link – tell Transport for London what you about a new faster, direct public transport link between Sutton and Merton https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/trams/sutton-link/ (by 6th January 2019)

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk

October 2018

  • Wednesday 31st

    Sutton Link Transport Service Project Consultation TfL

    The Sutton Link is a proposed major new transport service for Sutton and Merton. We will be consulting on three potential routes from Sutton town centre to Wimbledon, South Wimbledon or Colliers Wood.

    We will also be asking for views on two types of transport – tram or Bus Rapid Transit (similar to a tram but running on road rather than rails).

    The project aims to:

    · Make it quicker to travel between Sutton and Merton and improve links to central London
    · Improve access to jobs and services from less connected parts of both boroughs
    · Support the delivery of new homes in both boroughs

    Our public consultation will begin on 31 October and run until 6 January 2019.

    You will be able to give your views via an online questionnaire or in writing and we will be publicising a series of events in both boroughs throughout the consultation period so that people can find out more and speak to project experts.

    For full details and to share your views, and to find out about more of our consultation events, please visit: tfl.gov.uk/sutton-link

    Chris Hall
    Local Communities and Partnerships Specialist | Public Affairs and External Relations
    Floor 9 Red zone, Endeavour Square, Stratford E201JN | Email: chris.hall@tfl.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Transport
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Website:
    consultations.tfl.gov.uk
  • Wednesday 31st

    Have your say on the future of Wimbledon - until 7th December 2018 (w)

    Have your say on the future of Wimbledon

    Wimbledon is a successful town centre with a strong business, community and employment sector. The town centre also benefits from a good shopping, dining, leisure and cultural offer, enjoyed by residents, visitors and workers alike.

    Wimbledon has a history of reinventing itself and the town centre now faces a number of new challenges as well as exciting opportunities that will benefit the town for the long term.

    The council has drafted the Future Wimbledon masterplan to supplement Merton’s adopted planning policies for the town centre to ensure greater clarity and confidence in the planning system, promote better quality design and encourage investment.

    The draft masterplan is known as a supplementary planning document. It does not establish any new planning policies or allocate sites; at this stage it should be considered as draft guidance on how existing planning policies would be interpreted and applied to development proposals and to guide planning decisions.

    The draft Future Wimbledon masterplan is available online:
    www.merton.gov.uk/futurewimbledon

    It is also available to view at Wimbledon library https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/merton/wimbledon-library

    Submit your views on the draft Future Wimbledon masterplan by 7th December 2018:

    Via our online survey: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FutureWimbledon

    By emailing us: future.merton@merton.gov.uk

    By writing to us: Future Merton team, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX

    The draft Future Wimbledon masterplan was launched at the Wimbledon Community Forum on 28th September 2018.

    Next steps:

    Responses to the draft Future Wimbledon supplementary planning document will be made public with all personal details removed. All responses will be considered and the Future Wimbledon masterplan will be finalised before being recommended to councillors for adoption early 2019.

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FutureWimbledon
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Wednesday 31st

    Have your say on the Sutton Link: a major new public transport service for Sutton and Merton

    We would like to hear your views on our public consultation about the Sutton Link project.

    The Sutton Link is a proposed major new transport service for Sutton and Merton. We will be consulting on three potential routes from Sutton town centre to Wimbledon, South Wimbledon or Colliers Wood.

    We will also be asking for views on two types of transport – tram or Bus Rapid Transit (similar to a tram but running on road rather than rails).

    The project aims to:

    · Make it quicker to travel between Sutton and Merton and improve links to central London
    · Improve access to jobs and services from less connected parts of both boroughs
    · Support the delivery of new homes in both boroughs

    For full details and to share your views, and to find out about more our consultation events, please visit: tfl.gov.uk/sutton-link

    The consultation runs until 6 January 2019.

    We are also holding public exhibitions in Merton and Sutton; meet us to find out more about our proposals and have your say.

    South Wimbledon Station, Merton High Street, London, SW19 1DE
    From 8 Nov 2018 at 14:00 to 8 Nov 2018 at 20:00

    The Nelson Health Centre, Kingston Road, London, SW20 8DA
    From 13 Nov 2018 at 14:00 to 13 Nov 2018 at 20:00

    Morden Station, London Road, Morden, SM4 5AZ
    From 17 Nov 2018 at 11:00 to 17 Nov 2018 at 17:00

    Mitcham Parish Centre, Church Path, Mitcham, CR4 3BN
    From 21 Nov 2018 at 15:00 to 21 Nov 2018 at 20:00

    Colliers Wood Library, 105-109 High Street Colliers Wood, London, SW19 2HR
    From 24 Nov 2018 at 11:00 to 16:00

    Merton Civic Centre, Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX
    27 Nov 2018 at 10:00 to 16:00

    Wimbledon Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Road, London, SW19 7NB
    28 Nov 2018 at 12:00 to 19:00

    Wimbledon Station, The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7NL
    1 Dec 2018 at 12:00 to 18:00

    Colliers Wood Library, 105-109 High Street Colliers Wood, London, SW19
    4 Dec 2018 at 14:00 to 19:00

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Website:
    consultations.tfl.gov.uk
  • Wednesday 31st

    Forthcoming Merton heritage events

    St.Saviour’s Church is currently hosting an exhibition called “The Men of Raynes Park: Their Lives, Their Deaths and Their Stories.” This has been put together to raise awareness of the war memorial at St. Saviours and the 97 men from the parish who died during World War 1. The church is hoping to get the memorial restored during the course of next year and would welcome donations / pledges of support for this purpose.
    See: https://cis.photoarchive.merton.gov.uk/posts/news/2018/10/the-men-of-ray… for more information.

    Merton is taking part in a special event on the evening of Sunday 11 November. Battle’s Over – marking 100 years since the end of World War 1.
    At 6.30pm the Mayor of Merton will host a commemorative event at the Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden. Civic dignitaries, schoolchildren, community groups and members of the public will come together to remember the end of the war and the millions who were killed, wounded or traumatised during the conflict.

    At 6.55pm Merton will take part in a nationwide act of remembrance – the civic centre will be one of more than 1000 locations across the UK where buglers will sound the Last Post. At 7pm a Beacon of Light will be lit by the Mayor of Merton in a tribute signifying the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war.

    At 7:05pm Merton churches and community facilities will ring their bells as part of a national “Ringing Out for Peace” organised in association with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. Members of the public attending the event are also encouraged to bring their own bells, whether hand-bells, bicycle bells, or even bell sounds via mobile phone apps to join in this peal for peace.

    The event will also feature singing from a community choir and the projection of portraits featuring just some of the 2000 war dead commemorated on local war memorials and Commonwealth war graves.

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St.Saviour's Church and Merton Civic Centre
  • Tuesday 23rd

    Merton Voluntary Service Council AGM

    Merton Voluntary Service Council works to support, enable and champion the voluntary, community and faith sectors in Merton.

    Since mid 2014 Volunteer Centre Merton has been part of MVSC. We work with a large number of partner organisations including the London Borough of Merton, Merton Chamber of Commerce, Merton Partnership, the police and fire services.

    Join us for our AGM on Tuesday 23rd October as we celebrate partnerships with the Voluntary and Public Sector.

    Hannah Doody, Merton Council’s Director of Community and Housing, will give the Keynote Speech

    Find out about our key milestones over the last year, our plans for the future and hear MVSC’s current services.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    When
    23rd October, 2018 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    Location
    Meeting Room, Vestry Hall
    336 London Road
    Mitcham
    London, CR4 3UD

    Contact
    Phone: 020 8685 1771
    Email: info@mvsc.co.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    2.30-4.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Vestry Hall, 336 London Road, Mitcham CR4
  • Friday 19th

    Measure for Measure: 6 string pieces matched to 6 wines & 6 canapés | Merton Arts Space SW19

    We are very excited to present an innovative and fun evening of classical music-playing, set to local wine dealer Hannibal Brown’s world-class artisan wines. We have chosen 6 stringed pieces that we think best complement 3 white wines and 3 red wines. At the end of this unique music-tasting event, guests will be able to vote for the most successful pairing.

    Tasting notes and talks have been prepared, and canapés to complement the wines will also be provided. At this event you get to be up close and personal with the players, and music – prepare to be transported . . .

    (Price is all-inclusive.)

    PROGRAMME

    MUSIC WINE

    Elgar – Chanson du Matin, matched to: Davenport England

    Haydn – ‘The Joke’, last movement, matched to: Bon Courage Gewurztraminer South Africa

    Dvorak – ‘American’: 1st movement, matched to: The Architect Australia

    Mozart – Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, matched to: La Barbe, Merlot France

    Granados – Danzas espanolas Andaluza, matched to: Rioja Reserva Spain

    Beethoven – String Quartet op. 59 no. 3 – last movement, matched to: Casas del Bosque Syrah Spain

    VENUE: Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library, SW19 7NB – 2 minutes from Wimbledon Tube

    TIME: Doors open at 7.30pm for a prompt start at 7.45pm

    Some seating available.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-9.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library, SW19 7NB
    Entry:
    £30
    Website:
    www.jigsawplayers.co.uk
  • Monday 15th

    Merton Heritage Service: November Events

    Exhibitions & Displays:

    9 November,
    Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham
    Mitcham in World War One.
    This small photographic display will be on show as part of a Vestry Hall open day to mark the end of the Great War.

    Until 20 November,
    Merton Heritage Centre, 2nd floor—Morden Library
    Freedom, Votes, Equality.
    Featuring historic material from local museums and private collections, this exhibition covers the history of women’s suffrage in Merton.

    20 October – 25 November,
    Museum of Wimbledon, 22 Ridgway, Wimbledon Wimbledon During the Great War.
    This exhibition by Merton Heritage Service looks at topics from recruitment and local regiments, to Belgian refugees, the wartime role of local women and the invaluable contribution made by Merton hospitals, industries and charities.
    Open : Saturdays/Sundays: 2.30 – 5pm,
    Tuesday – Thursday: 12 – 6pm

    29 October – 30 November,
    Merton Heritage Centre
    Keep the Home Fires Burning.
    The role of local women on the home front during World War 1.

    Local history talks & events:
    16 October, 10.30am – 12 noon,
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden
    World War 1 : Forget-me-not
    This session will feature contemporary songs, poems and literature to mark the end of the
    First World War.

    For Information : Tel. 020 8545 3239
    www.merton.gov.uk/heritage

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Various
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Monday 8th

    The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon

    The Attic Theatre presents an intimate and immersive show for 3 actresses, performing this October for one week only at Wimbledon Library before touring South West London.

    A witty, inventive and moving new play about the Suffragettes by Beth Flintoff

    Book tickets: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/attic

    ‘Welcome everyone. Do take a seat, and enjoy the refreshments.
    We’re here tonight to talk about the cause of women.
    Quite simply, we’re here to change the world.’

    Centring on the remarkable story of Wimbledon resident Rose Lamartine Yates, this new play, by acclaimed playwright Beth Flintoff, is an impassioned, unsentimental and sharp-witted tribute to the Suffragette cause in this centenary year.

    “My infant son is eight months old…when the boy grows up he might ask me, ‘What did you do, mother, in the days of the women’s agitation, to lay their grievances before the Prime Minister?’”

    A cast of three women, a handful of props and original music, bring this incredible story vividly to life for the first time, in an imaginative, theatrical and entertaining production.

    Dates and times, October 2018
    8th – 13th Wimbledon Library, 7.30pm (except Saturday 1pm PWYL*) – Book tickets

    15th Tara Arts, 7.30pm – Book through Tara Arts

    23rd Durning Library, Kennington SE11 4HF, 7pm – Book tickets

    24th Morden Library, 3pm (PWYL*) – Purchase tickets on the door

    25th West Barnes Library, 3pm (PWYL*) – Purchase tickets on the door

    26th Mitcham Library, 2.30pm (PWYL*) – Purchase tickets on the door

    26th Balham Library, SW12 8QY, 7pm – Book tickets

    27th Upper Norwood Library, SE19 1TJ, 7pm – Book tickets

    *We are holding a number of Pay What You Like (PWYL) performances. For these shows contributions to each ticket should be made on the door. Suggested contribution £5

    Event details

    Time:
    6.30-2.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Library & various
    Entry:
    £10 early bird booked before 6 August £14 full £12.50 concession
    Website:
    www.attictheatrecompany.com

September 2018

  • Saturday 15th

    Abundance Fruit Day

    Abundance Wimbledon is a fruit picking and sharing project. We collect fruit from gardens around Wimbledon and beyond – and make sure the fruit gets used for something. Some of it is delivered to local good causes, such as The Wimbledon Guild and the Faith in Action homeless drop-in centre.

    Fruit Day is our big fund raising event. Please do come along. There will be lots of stalls selling jams, jellies and chutneys, cakes and desserts made from local surplus fruit, a fruit press making lovely fresh apple juice, pie-making, advice on looking after your fruit tree, activities for all the family including a ‘Longest Peel’ competition, and music from the fantastic International Ukulele Orchestra. Everyone is welcome and entrance is FREE.

    Event details

    Time:
    10.00-1.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    Joyce Pountain
    Venue:
    St Mark's Church garden and hall (behind Wimbledon Library) SW19 7ND
    Website:
    www.abundancewimbledon.com