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March 2019

  • 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

December 2018

November 2018

  • Tuesday 20th

    City of Stories

    Love short stories? Interested in new writing? Want to share your work? Or be inspired by others? #CityofStories is launching a series of open mic events in November, across 21 London library services. Book your free ticket here: http://bit.ly/cityofstoriesopenmic

    Living in one of the most diverse and creative cities in the world, City of Stories celebrates libraries as the place where London’s writers and readers can discover and create stories. Since its launch in 2017, over 1,400 people have taken part in City of Stories, creating their own stories and reading and attending events. After a phenomenal response this summer, with over 500 writers participating in 42 free writing workshops across London, we are very excited to announce that the City of
    Stories is returning this November with a series of open mic events.

    At these events, taking place in 21 libraries across the city, Spread the Word and London Libraries are inviting writers and readers alike to come and listen to stories created at the workshops this summer, and share their own. These free events will be facilitated by a brilliant team of writers, including two of this year’s writers-in-residence: Olumide Popoola and Gary Budden, one of the writers-in-residence from 2017 Bidisha and the City of Stories writer-facilitators Lainy Malkani, Tom Mallender, Lewis Buxton, Rachel Long, Anita Belli and Jarred McGinnis.

    You’ll also have the opportunity to pick up a free copy of the 2018 City of Stories anthology, featuring over 60 brand new stories ranging from the 2018 writers-in-residence Meena Kandasamy, Gary Budden, Olumide Popoola and Leone Ross to the City of Stories competition winners.

    Book free: cityofstories.eventbrite.com

    City of Stories is supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts

    Event details

    Time:
    3.00-4.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
    Website:
    bit.ly
  • 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