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September 2016

  • Wednesday 28th

    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:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London,LondonSW19 4EU
    Entry:
    £120.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Wednesday 21st

    Brain Waves Festival

    21 Sep – 2 Oct – All ages

    A festival of inspiring new theatre and mind-blowing workshops inspired by neuroscientific research

    Tickets: 020 8543 4888 | www.polkatheatre.com | Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SB

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
    Entry:
    tba
    Website:
    www.polkatheatre.com
  • Saturday 17th

    Future Polka Pre-Planning public consultations

    Drop-in and panel discussion to learn about the exciting plans for the first new major improvements to the building since 1979.

    Find out how it will benefit future generations of children and families.

    When:
    Thursday 15 September, 6pm-9pm drop-in anytime

    Saturday 17 September, 1pm-5pm drop-in with a panel discussion at 3pm

    Where:
    Holy Trinity Church, 234 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB (next door to Polka)

    Further information: Amanda Cropper: amanda@polkatheatre.com

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-6.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Holy Trinity Church, 234 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
    Website:
    www.polkatheatre.com
  • Saturday 17th

    Get Set for a Fruity Summer!

    Abundance Fruit Day will be on Saturday 17th September 11am-2pm, at St Mark’s Church hall and garden – behind Wimbledon library. Buy homemade jam, chutneys, cakes, ultra-fresh juice from the fruit press. Enjoy the music, pie-making, jam-tasting and games. Entry is FREE.

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-3.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    Alyson Elliott
    Venue:
    St Mark's Church Hall, Wimbledon
  • Saturday 17th

    Abundance Fruit Day--Food, Music and Games-- at St. Mark's Church Hall, Wimbledon

    Abundance Fruit Day will be on Saturday 17th September 11am-2pm, at St Mark’s Church Hall and garden – behind Wimbledon Library.

    Buy homemade jam, chutneys, cakes, ultra-fresh juice from the fruit press.

    Enjoy the music, pie-making, jam-tasting and games.

    Entry is FREE.

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-3.00pm
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St. Mark's Church Hall and Garden
  • Saturday 17th

    Mitcham Heritage Day-17 September. Free, fun activities all day

    Wandle Industrial Museum
    Open from 10:00 to 16:00 Free entry
    Discover the history of the river Wandle through exhibitions and interactive displays

    Cricket Green
    11:00 to 14:00-Colts cricket match on oldest cricket ground in the world

    St Peter & St Paul Roman Catholic Church
    11:30 to 16:00-Guides at all times to show displays of old vestments & bibles. Access to grotto. Exhibitions of Old Mitcham-Tom Francis & Parishioners’ photo exhibition.

    14th Century Arch (Grade II)-School Grounds 10:00 to 16:00

    10:00 to 10:45 and 15:15 to 16:00—Mitcham Parish Church (Grade II*) graveyard guided tour. No booking—meet at front porch. Tours of the bell ringing chamber at regular intervals. Displays of Medieval Piscina & stonework. Displays of Church plate. Exhibitions: Mary Tate Almshouses & Mitcham at War. Refreshments available
    11:00 to 11:45-The Canons (Grade II*) & Dovecote guided tour, including pond & walled garden. Meet at front of house. Displays relating to Lottery bid. Self-guided tour of the listed house. Talk to the team about Lottery bid. 16th Century Dovecote open. Exhibition of historic photos of The Canons and Vestry Hall
    12:00 to 13:00-Guided Walk. Tour of the cricket ground boundary, learn about the cricket history of Mitcham Cricket Green including eminent players, the Green’s role in international cricket for men and women & Mitcham’s contribution to the development of the game. Meet at cricket pavilion
    14:00 to 15:00-Guided Walk. Discover the historic Mitcham Cricket Green Conservation Area and tour the grounds of The Canons. Meet at Cricket Pavilion

    19:00 Choral Concert at Mitcham Parish Church. Wessex Consort, “A Choir for All Seasons – Anthems through Gospel to Popular Song.” Tickets £10 (inc cheese and wine) in advance from 020 8646 0666 or on the door

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-5.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Sites across Mitcham; centred around the Cricket Green
    Website:
    mitchamcricketgreen.org.uk
  • Thursday 15th

    Future Polka Pre-Planning public consultations

    Drop-in and panel discussion to learn about the exciting plans for the first new major improvements to the building since 1979.

    Find out how it will benefit future generations of children and families.

    When:
    Thursday 15 September, 6pm-9pm drop-in anytime

    Saturday 17 September, 1pm-5pm drop-in with a panel discussion at 3pm

    Where:
    Holy Trinity Church, 234 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB (next door to Polka)

    Further information: Amanda Cropper: amanda@polkatheatre.com

    Event details

    Time:
    7.00-10.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Holy Trinity Church, 234 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
    Website:
    www.polkatheatre.com
  • Thursday 8th

    Twitter For Business

    Do you feel a bit of a twit about Twitter?

    Are you completely confused by this new form of communication? Do you feel left in the dark about how Twitter might help your business? Fear not, Terra Ferma Media and Merton Chamber of Commerce have devised a short, easy to follow, training course that will reveal all in plain English and help you decide if Twitter is for you or your business.

    This three hour interactive course will cover:

    Why social media can be important to business
    Brief background and Twitter’s place in the social media landscape
    How Twitter works
    Developing a Twitter strategy
    An A-Z glossary of Twitter terms
    How to set up and run a Twitter account
    Tools of the trade that can make your use of Twitter more effective
    What content is best for Twitter
    General do’s and don’ts
    Question time

    Trainer: David Fernando is a partner with Terra Ferma Media, a social media and marketing agency with a client list that includes several high profile local businesses. David is an experienced trainer and presenter with over 26 years experience in print and online media.

    “Thank you for helping organise the Twitter for Business event; I found it really useful. Lots of food for thought!” Helen Ede, Rainbow Productions

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London,LondonSW19 4EU
    Entry:
    £90.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Thursday 8th

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    Starting your own business is exciting and rewarding 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. However it can be a lonely place but this workshop will not only provide you with expert and practical advice on starting a business it will also give you support and encouragement.

    Topics covered include:

    Does your idea fit with your aspirations?

    Looking at the skills and experience needed

    Legal Structures

    Finance for small businesses

    Finding out more about your market

    Tax and National Insurance

    What should your business plan look like?

    Who should attend:

    If you just have a business idea at this stage or maybe completed some initial research and don’t know what to do next this workshop is for you. You will receive your personal copy of the Essential Start Up Guide, published by Cobweb® and leave equipped to develop your own action plan.

    Merton Chamber of Commerce provides high quality business support and advice to start ups and established small businesses to develop and expand. This is an interactive session in a small group that focuses on the practical considerations when preparing to start a business, and by the end of the session you should know what to do next and why.

    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 business adviser and trainer who has a wealth of practical experience you can draw upon.

    Registration is at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-1.00pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    The Generator Business Centre 95 Miles Rd, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3FH
    Entry:
    £36.00
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk

August 2016

  • Saturday 27th

    Wimbledon at War: A Guided Walk

    Part of the “Carved in Stone” project (London Borough of Merton Heritage First World War remembrance programme).

    A free tour of sites in Wimbledon to discover more about the area’s First World War heritage.

    Following on from the success of our 2015 event, Merton Heritage Service is staging another FREE guided walk as part of the Carved in Stone project. Planned for Saturday 27 August, this will focus on sites in the Wimbledon area with First World War associations – from the homes of local combatants and VCs, to recruitment venues, military training grounds, locations linked to refugee communities, women’s war work and famous wartime poets.

    As part of the event, participants can also chat to the descendant of a Wimbledon war veteran and visit the Museum of Wimbledon, which holds a large collection of First World War documents. There will also be a break for refreshments in one of the cafes in Wimbledon Village.

    The walk, covering 2.5 miles, starting from the steps of Wimbledon Theatre, includes a short bus journey, finishing at The Museum of Wimbledon.

    Booking is required: 020 8545 4038 or 020 8545 3239
    email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-1.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Starts at Wimbledon Theatre. Finishes at Wimbledon Museum
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk