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September 2019

  • Saturday 14th

    Wandle Fortnight 14-29 September 2019

    This year’s Wandle Fortnight – the celebration of all things Wandle run by the community for the community – is during the last two weeks of September. It begins over the first Heritage Open Days weekend and closes with World Rivers Day.

    Local groups and organisations put on over 60 different events and activities last year, including the 30th anniversary of the Wandle Trail, Capability Brown Weekend, Mitcham Heritage Day, a Wandle exhibition at the Honeywood Museum and the first viewing of a revitalised Merton Priory Chapter House.

    Tell us what you have planned for this year by completing the short registration form and returning it by 23rd August

    https://wandlevalleypark.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9d686d6170f6…

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-11.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Multiple along the Wandle Valley
    Website:
    www.heritageopendays.org.uk
  • Saturday 14th

    Mitcham Heritage Day

    Mitcham Heritage Day – Saturday 14th September 2019

    10.00am to 4.30pm Saturday 14 September 2019

    Enjoy a day of experiences, visits, tours, exhibitions, and more at Mitcham Heritage Day, and discover just some of the great heritage our area has to offer.

    Everything is free.

    There are refreshments at many venues.

    Full details of all events are on the downloadable programme including the location of each venue and the timing of guided walks and other events.

    https://mitchamcricketgreen.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/mitcham-heritage…

    Event details

    Time:
    10.00-4.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Multiple in and around Mitcham
    Website:
    https
  • Wednesday 11th

    Join the Green Conversation

    Wednesday 11 September 2019 @9:00 am till 10:30 am

    at our Seminar and Networking Breakfast with Geeks and Sustainable Merton

    On 10th July, Merton Council confirmed a cross party agreement to declare a climate emergency for the borough to achieve Carbon neutrality by 2050. This date may seem a long way off but there is much to be done.

    The Council will take a leadership role and is calling on businesses, residents, public sector and community organisations to get involved. Most of our carbon emissions come from buildings and transport, so it depends on everyone of us taking action.

    Meet the Green Geeks Club and be part of a local network of businesses within Merton sharing best practice, ideas and plans to become more sustainable.

    Hear from Merton Council’s Climate Change Officer Katie Halter about the Climate Emergency, next steps, and a new Climate Action Working Group – which businesses are encouraged participate in.

    Hear what other steps you could be taking to reduce your business’ carbon footprint so that Merton can become a more sustainable community.

    Organiser
    Merton Chamber and Sustainable Merton
    Phone
    020 8944 5501
    Email
    info@mertonchamber.co.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-10.30am
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Apollo House 66a London Road Morden SM4 5BE
    Website:
    https
  • Monday 2nd

    Safer Merton Community Safety Survey

    Safer Merton Community Safety Survey

    Have your say on community safety in Merton

    Every year Safer Merton carry out a strategic assessment, which looks at all community safety issues in the borough. As part of this process, a survey is conducted to find out the communities concerns in relation to crime, anti-social behaviour and drugs and alcohol.

    The results of the survey combined with an analysis of all crimes that happen in the borough help Safer Merton set the partnership’s priorities for the year.

    https://www.merton.gov.uk/communities-and-neighbourhoods/crime-preventio…

    The survey is available from 4 August to 18 October 2019.

    About Safer Merton

    Safer Merton is a community safety partnership which works to reduce crime in Merton.

    Community safety partnerships are made up of representatives from the police, local authorities, fire and rescue authorities, health and probation services.

    They work together to protect their local communities from crime and to help people feel safe. They work out how to deal with local issues including antisocial behaviour, drug or alcohol misuse and re-offending. They annually assess local crime priorities and consult partners and the local community about how to deal with them.

    Event details

    Time:
    12.59-12.59pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Website:
    https

August 2019

  • Saturday 17th

    Old Mitcham (from c.1869 to the 1930's)

    On Saturday 17 August at Mitcham Library ( 2.30 – 3.30pm ) Sarah Gould will be giving a talk about “Old Mitcham” using photographs from the Tom Francis archive – a treasured part of our collection showing the area from c.1869 to the 1930s.

    Mitcham Library
    157 London Road
    Mitcham
    CR4 2YR
    Telephone: 0333 370 4700

    Further information:

    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager ( Heritage & Local Studies )
    Community & Housing
    020 8545 3239
    Email: sarah.gould@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    2.30-3.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Mitcham Library, 157 London Road, Mitcham CR4 2YR
  • Saturday 17th

    Heathrow Airport Expansion Consultation -- Wimbledon event Saturday 17 August 2019

    Heathrow Airport Expansion Consultation 18 June 2019—13 September 2019—local events as the expansion may affect you

    Members of the Heathrow team will be present to speak to, consultation documents will be available, as will videos and animations, a scale model and sound demonstrations.

    We are proposing to expand Heathrow, which involves building a new runway, changing how our airport operates and carefully managing the way we grow.

    We have held two previous consultations on changes to the airport and the way it operates, one in 2018 and one earlier this year. Since then, we have been carefully considering the feedback received and have used your comments to help develop our proposals.

    We are now carrying out our statutory Airport Expansion Consultation to show you our latest proposals and we would like to hear your views.

    This is your opportunity to give us your feedback on:

    —Our preferred layout for the airport, including the location of the new runway, taxiways, terminals and other infrastructure

    —Our preferred options for how we will operate the airport in the future

    —How we will manage and mitigate the effects of expansion, including property compensation and approaches to noise and air quality

    email any questions about the consultation to: info@heathrowconsultation.com or

    call our freephone number 0800 307 7996 (M-F, 9:00am to 6:00pm)

    Event details

    Time:
    10.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Transport
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Everyday Church, 30 Queens Road, Wimbledon SW19 8LR
    Website:
    aec.heathrowconsultation.com
  • Tuesday 13th

    The History of Wimbledon Theatre

    On Tuesday 13 August at Wimbledon Library ( 10.30 – 12 )

    Michael Norman-Smith has kindly agreed to give a talk about the history of Wimbledon Theatre.

    Further information:

    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager ( Heritage & Local Studies )
    Community & Housing
    020 8545 3239
    Email: sarah.gould@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-11.59am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 7NB
  • Saturday 10th

    Photography: Hints and Tips.

    Saturday 10 August, 2 – 4pm, Merton Heritage Centre, Morden Library, London Road, Morden.

    Photography: Hints and Tips.

    Part of our monthly programme of history skills, this informal session will feature presentations from local experts, practical tips and the chance for Q & A.

    The event will include guidance on choosing the ideal camera, local photographic clubs, photographic styles and techniques, plus tips on how to take the perfect picture and storing your images for posterity.

    Admission is FREE. For more information call 020 8545 3239 or email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Heritage Centre, Morden Library, London Road, Morden.
  • Thursday 8th

    Lunchtime Learning : Mitcham Fair

    Lunchtime Learning : Mitcham Fair

    Keen to learn but short on time?

    Why not join one of our bitesize sessions which are designed to offer an informal introduction to different aspects of Merton’s heritage, whilst also offering the chance to view items from the heritage collection.

    The August session will look at the history of Mitcham Fair, one of the oldest and largest fairs in the UK.

    Admission is Free, so come along to discover more about this colourful and entertaining annual event.

    Thursday 8 August, 12 – 12.30pm, Merton Heritage Centre, Morden Library, London Road, Morden.

    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager ( Heritage & Local Studies )
    Community & Housing
    020 8545 3239
    Email: sarah.gould@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Heritage Centre, Morden Library, London Road, Morden.
  • Saturday 3rd

    A Wandle Walk: A free guided walk to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Merton Heritage Centre.

    This walk features an area with a rich and varied history.

    Covering roughly 2 miles, it traces the River Wandle from Morden Hall Park to Merton Abbey Mills.

    Along the route walkers can discover the story of the river, historic buildings and Wandle industries from snuff and textiles, to Arts and Crafts.

    The walk also includes a visit to the chapter house of Merton Priory.

    Saturday 3 August, 10.30am – 1.30pm

    Starting point: Morden Hall Park ( National Trust ) Morden Hall Road, Morden, London, SM4 5JD

    For Bookings: Tel. 020 8545 3239
    or email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

    ( Refreshments will be available during the walk. )

    www.merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-1.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Starting point: Morden Hall Park ( National Trust ) Morden Hall Road, Morden, London, SM4 5JD
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk