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December 2017

  • Friday 15th

    Local History Sale

    Whether you are a history enthusiast, or need a gift for someone special—this sale promises something for everyone.

    Sale items include Merton history books, historic maps, postcards, souvenirs and special offers.

    Merton Heritage Centre
    2nd floor, Morden Library
    Merton Civic Centre
    London Road, Morden SM4 5DX

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

    Event details

    Time:
    10.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, 2nd floor, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Monday 4th

    Spotlight on Current Affairs

    One of the Merton U3A Current Affairs groups invites you to join in an informal but informed discussion on a range of topical events and issues.

    Organised by:
    U3A
    The University of the third age
    “never stop learning”

    Morden Library (2nd floor)
    Monday 4 December
    14:00—16:00pm

    Merton Libraries
    www.merton.gov.uk/libraries
    020 8274 5718

    Event details

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

November 2017

  • Wednesday 29th

    Wandle Meetup

    We are inviting everyone with an interest in the Wandle to our meetup on 29th November where we can:

    -meet other Wandle enthusiasts and enjoy a buffet meal together

    -celebrate the achievements of this year’s Wandle Fortnight

    -hear from local groups who contributed to Wandle Fortnight

    -debate how to make Wandle Fortnight even more successful in 2018 and beyond

    -discuss how Wandle Valley Forum can best collaborate with our diverse network of over 120 community groups and other organisations.

    The Wandle Meetup is free thanks to the support of the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership.

    Location:

    Pavilion @ BedZED

    24A Sandmartin Way

    Hackbridge

    SM6 7DF

    Event details

    Time:
    6.30-9.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Pavilion@BedZED Hackbridge SM6 7DF
    Website:
    www.eventbrite.co.uk
  • Wednesday 29th

    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:
    TBC
    Entry:
    30.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Tuesday 21st

    The Human Face of War: Tales of Merton's First World War combatants

    From flying aces and Navy stokers, to casualties of Gallipoli and heroes of the Somme—this illustrated talk by Heritage Officer, Sarah Gould, will reveal the life stories of local First World War combatants.

    As part of the West Barnes Library local history group programme, Sarah is due to give a talk at the library based on the life stories of some of Merton’s First World War combatants – this links to the Borough’s Remembrance programme.

    21 November, 10:30am to 12 noon

    Admission Free

    Further information: 020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-11.59am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden. KT3 6JF
    Website:
    merton.gov.uk
  • Friday 17th

    The Art of Reading

    TEACHERS EVENT

    (Primarily aimed at teachers but might also be of interest to community organisations working with children and young people. The focus is on methods for inspiring a love of reading).

    Teachers in Merton, mingle and join in some fun, useful activities with a free glass or wine!

    Reading is just the beginning! Develop some creative techniques to inspire reading back in the classroom.

    All you will need to bring is yourself and your interests.

    Free; drop-in, no booking required.

    Location:
    Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library
    35 Wimbledon Hill Road,
    Wimbledon
    London SW19 7NB

    Any questions? email: anna.nunhofer@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    5.30-7.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library
  • Tuesday 14th

    Wimbledon International Music Festival

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Various
    Entry:
    Varies
    Website:
    www.wimbledonmusicfestival.co.uk
  • Thursday 9th

    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

October 2017

  • Tuesday 31st

    Networking Evening at the William Morris Pub, Merton Abbey Mills

    Welcome drink and canapés served courtesy of Merton Chamber of Commerce

    In association with; The Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust

    Join us for a free networking evening for local businesses at the William Morris Pub in Merton Abbey Mills.

    Hear from Sue Morgan, Chief Executive at the Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust on the work carried out by the Trust, how you as local businesses can get involved, and the range of programmes they are working on including the ‘Get Active’ campaign – which is a series of events to encourage local businesses and residents to be more active.

    Plus: Passionate about the benefits of keeping active and keen to share your views? A focus group will follow this networking evening.

    Email caroline.cook@mertonchamber.co.uk if you would like to participate and receive an Amazon voucher!

    https://mertonchamber.co.uk/mcc-event/networking-evening/

    Event details

    Time:
    5.00-6.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    William Morris Pub, Merton Abbey Mills, SW19
    Website:
    mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Tuesday 24th

    Unsung Heroes : Black and Asian troops during the First World War- part of Black History Month 2017

    Between 1914 and 1918, Black and Asian Servicemen fought for King and Country in their thousands, yet their courage and dedication has often been hidden from history.

    This illustrated talk will reveal more about this courageous generation of men, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice and lie buried far from home and family.

    (Re-scheduled event from 13 October 2017 at West Barnes Library)

    Further information:
    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager (Heritage & Local Studies)
    020 8545 3239
    Sarah.Gould@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-11.59am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden. KT3 6JF
    Website:
    merton.gov.uk