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October 2019

  • Tuesday 15th

    Tally Ho - The Golden Age of Coach and Horses talk 15 October 10.30am

    The streets around Merton once resounded to the sound of horses’ hooves and carriage wheels. Locally run coach firms played an important part in transporting people around Surrey and the Capital, both for work and leisure.

    Discover more about the golden age of coach travel at this talk by Michael Norman-Smith of Merton U3A.

    Tuesday 15 October, 10.30am – 12 noon.

    West Barnes Library,Station Road, New Malden. KT3 6JF

    Admission FREE.

    Tel.020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-11.00am
    Forum:
    Transport
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden. KT3 6JF
  • Sunday 13th

    Wimbledon BookFest 3 - 13 October 2019

    Wimbledon BookFest returns to the common from 3 – 13 October 2019

    Full list of events at

    https://www.wimbledonbookfest.org/Events/EventsCalendar2019.aspx

    Event details

    Time:
    8.00-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Big tent Wimbledon Common
    Entry:
    Varies
    Website:
    https
  • Sunday 6th

    Mozart Fortepiano concertos at New Malden

    Sunday 6 October 3pm concert.
    John Irving fortepiano
    with
    Original Blend chamber orchestra.
    Piano concertos by Mozart, in B flat, K.238 and C, K.246.

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Miscellaneous
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    New Malden Methodist Church
    Entry:
    Retiring collection
    Website:
    https
  • Saturday 5th

    Meet the Authors event - 5 October 2019

    Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library on Saturday 5 October, 2 – 4pm.

    Timed to coincide with Wimbledon Bookfest, “Meet the Authors” will give you the opportunity to hear presentations from a number of local history authors, as well as the chance to ask questions, buy books and get signed copies.

    The following authors will be taking part:

    Kathy Atherton: Kathy has written a number of books on Dorking History and is also an expert on women’s suffrage. Her most recent title “Suffragette Planners and Plotters” was released this year and tells the story of Emmeline and Frederick Pethick Lawrence of the Women’s Social & Political Union.

    Hugh Morgan: Hugh is a member of Cycling UK and has written a book about a long-serving cycle retailer, A W Cycles, based in Merton for over 100 years. He is also knowledgeable about Wimbledon suffragette, Rose Lamartine Yates and the links between cycling and women’s suffrage.

    Clive Whichelow: Clive has written about many local history topics from pubs and ghosts, to Wimbledon Common and local highwaymen. His latest book, recently released, tells the story of Merton Park Film Studios.

    Jeff Brooks: Jeff has written two fascinating books about the history and social history of Tooting & Mitcham Football Club, including “We Wuz Robbed” – a book about the 1959 season that was released at the end of last year.

    Event details

    Time:
    1.00-3.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Arts Space

September 2019

  • Thursday 26th

    Public Exhibition/Consultation for Abbey Wall Works, Station Rd, SW19 2LP

    The applicant, indigoScott, is seeking the views of local residents and businesses on draft proposals for a mixed use development to provide new homes and workspace, prior to submitting a planning application to Merton Council. The proposals are also available online (see link).

    Have your say
    We would like to hear your thoughts on our proposal for the Abbey Wall Works. Please provide your comments by 11 October 2019. You may do so by:

    Filling out an exhibition response card;
    Responding to the postal flyer;
    Emailing abbeywall@youshout.org;
    Calling on 0800 955 1042 / 020 7587 3049 or; In writing to:

    FREEPOST RTXU-JGSR-KHLE
    Abbey Wall Consultation
    Your Shout
    312 China Works
    Black Prince Road
    London SE1 7SJW

    The site
    The site comprises the Abbey Wall Works industrial premises located between Station Road and Merantun Way (A24). It is a broadly triangular site with an area of approximately 0.2 ha (0.5 acres). Existing buildings are generally single storey with pitched roofs of steel and corrugated iron, currently occupied by a number of automotive related businesses.
    The proposal
    The draft proposal responds to the identified site constraints and opportunities and seeks to achieve the following:
    -Sustainable regeneration of a brownfield site to provide new homes and workspace
    -Provision of around 75 high quality new homes, including affordable housing, within a range of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments
    -Provision of around 200 sq.m (2,240 sq.ft) commercial floorspace which can support approximately 15 full time jobs
    -A car free development that optimises its sustainable and accessible location
    -Significant enhancement of the streetscene, the Wandle Valley Conservation Area and its heritage assets, including the Grade II listed wall
    -Sustainable investment including approximately 230 construction related jobs and £904K in additional revenue and spending by new occupants

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-7.15pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    South Wimbledon Community Centre, Victory Rd, SW19 1HN
    Website:
    https
  • Wednesday 25th

    Wimbledon Town Neighbourhood Forum (WTNF) working group

    Wimbledon Town Neighbourhood Forum (WTNF) working group ~ which is open to all who are interested in this thing ~ are holding a meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 25th September 7.30pm at Dundonald Congregational Church, 1 Fairlawn Road, SW19 3QR.

    Event details

    Time:
    6.30pm
    Forum:
    Urban Design Task Force
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Dundonald Congregational Church, 1 Fairlawn Road, SW19 3QR.
  • 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
  • Friday 13th

    Wandle Valley Forum 14-29 September 2019

    The two week celebration of all things Wandle, run by the community for the community, starts next Saturday. This year’s celebration is bigger than ever before and includes over 50 events and activities across the Wandle Valley.

    The 2019 programme is available online

    Event details

    Time:
    11.20-4.20pm
    Forum:
    Urban Design Task Force
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Abbey Mills
    Website:
    www.wandlevalleyforum.org.uk
  • 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