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September 2017

  • Wednesday 6th

    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
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    TBC
    Entry:
    30.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Saturday 2nd

    Where do you think you are?

    The John Innes Society and St. Mary’s Merton Parish Church

    invite you to find out!

    Discover the living heritage of Merton Park from Gilbert the Norman to Horatio Nelson via John Innes to the here and now.

    Exhibitions of maps, photographs, drawings, records and historical artefacts from the archives of the John Innes Society, St. Mary’s Church and Merton Park film studios.

    Saturday and Sunday 2 and 3 September 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    at The Coach House, 1a Melrose Road SW19 3HF also St. Mary’s Church and The Parish Hall, Church Path

    Refreshments available

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

    www.merton.gov.uk/heritage

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-5.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    The Coach House, 1a Melrose Road, SW19 3HF. St. Mary's Church and The Parish Hall, Church Path
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk

August 2017

  • Sunday 27th

    Sites of Historic Prisons-a walking tour

    The Wandsworth Prison Museum is hosting a walking tour of historic prison sites. The tour includes, the Surrey County Gaol, (Horsemonger Lane) where Charles Dickens witnessed public executions and when it closed, Wandsworth Prison inherited the job carrying out executions. Marshalsea Prison, where Dickens’s father had been imprisoned for debt, the Clink Prison, where prisons got their nickname from, Bridewell Prison and finally, Newgate, London’s most (in)famous prison.

    The tour assembles at Elephant and Castle underground station at 10am. From there, we visit the site of the old Surrey County gaol, at the back of Inner London Crown Court. On to Marshalsea, where the south wall of the prison still stands and it leads on to Southwark Coroner’s Court. Going under the last remaining arch of London Bridge from 1834, the tour goes to the Clink prison, then along the South Bank to Blackfriars Bridge Road, to see the entrance to Bridewell prison. A short walk along Ludgate Hill on to the Site of Newgate Prison, now the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey where the tour ends.

    Save for the first site at Newington Gardens, there are remains to be seen above ground at all sites, to illustrate the tour.

    The maximum length of the tour is 2 hours.

    For any further details, email: Wandsworthprisonmuseum@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    10.00-11.59am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Elephant and Castle underground station
    Entry:
    unknown
  • Wednesday 16th

    Discover the Source of the Wandle

    Did you know that woolly mammoths used to roam the Wandle?

    Do you know why Henry VIII disliked Croydon?

    Find these answers and more at the “Discover the Source,” exhibition!

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

    Admission: FREE
    For more information: 020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, 2nd floor, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Tuesday 15th

    All the Fun of the Fair-Tales of Mitcham Fair

    One of the oldest surviving fairs in the UK, Mitcham fair boasts links to Elizabeth 1, music hall stars, daredevils and the early days of British cinema.

    Find out more from this illustrated talk by Heritage Officer, Sarah Gould.

    A talk at West Barnes Library -“All the Fun of the Fair” will feature historic pictures of Mitcham Fair from the Merton Memories collection and extracts from the reminiscences of local people.

    West Barnes Library
    Station Road
    New Malden KT3 6JF

    020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-11.59am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden

July 2017

  • Wednesday 26th

    Community on the Green 2017

    This year we are launching our new Community Map for Cricket Green and sharing news of the multi-million pound Lottery funded project bid at The Canons. There will also be a free guided walking tour and cricket will be played on the historic ground during the evening. We are delighted the Mayor of Merton will be attending.

    Community on the Green includes:
    -exhibitions and displays about what is going on in The Cricket Green, The Canons and Wandle Valley
    -launch of our new Community Map for Cricket Green
    -short speeches at 7:00pm, including from the Mayor of Merton
    -a guided walk at about 7:30pm
    -information on the multi-million pound bid to the Lottery for The Canons and its grounds
    -latest news on the future of the Burn Bullock and the Wilson hospital
    -a celebration of the oldest cricket ground in the world
    -a Wandle Industrial Museum display
    -opportunities to visit Mitcham cricket pavilion, Merton’s first registered asset of community value
    -drinks and light refreshments

    It would be helpful if you tell us you’re coming by replying to: info@mitchamcricket green.org.uk

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Event details

    Time:
    6.00-9.40pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Mitcham Cricket Green, London Road, Mitcham CR4 3UD
    Website:
    mitchamcricketgreen.org.uk
  • Thursday 6th

    Wandle Vistas

    Would you like to get involved scoping out and exploring in detail a series of vistas throughout the Wandle Valley between July and November 2017 for the Wandle Vistas Project, helping to shape planning guidance and promote greater awareness of special views within the Wandle Valley?

    This fascinating study aims to conserve, enhance and celebrate significant views across the Wandle Valley.

    Come along to one of our first meetings for a project introduction & more information on how you can get involved as a volunteer.

    When: Thursday 6 July, 3:00pm to 5:00pm or 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Where: Vestry Hall, Cricket Green, 336-338 London Road, Mitcham CR4 3UD

    RSVP if you are planning to attend or just drop-in.

    fenellagriffin@untitledpractice.com or 020 8670 0778

    Event details

    Time:
    3.00-8.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Vestry Hall, Cricket Green, 336-338 London Road, Mitcham CR4 3UD
    Website:
    www.wandle.org
  • Tuesday 4th

    Proposals for THE WOODMAN PUB Durnsford Road, Wimbledon Park, SW19

    Public Exhibition at St. Luke’s Church Hall (entrance Strathmore Road, SW19 8BZ).

    Tuesday 4 July 2017, 3:00pm to 7:30pm

    Goldcrest Land plans to refurbish and re-open The Woodman Pub. The plans include a development of high quality family homes, off street parking and landscaping, with the intention to submit a planning application to Merton Council before the year end. Site plans will be on display and members of the project team will be present to answer any questions.

    If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please contact the community engagement team, “Your Shout.”

    Freephone 0800 458 6976 (or 020 7587 3049 from a mobile).
    woodman@yourshout.org

    There is a pdf reply paid leaflet available to register your comments (request using email address above).

    Event details

    Time:
    3.00-7.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St. Luke's Church Hall (entrance on Strathmore Road) Wimbledon SW19 8BZ
    Website:
    yourshout.org
  • Tuesday 4th

    Emergency First Aid at Work

    This Emergency First Aid at Work, in the heart of central Wimbledon, is a HSE Approved Course, and is ideal for workplaces that present few health and safety risks.
    What you will learn?

    Basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations.
    Course Content:

    Health and safety (first aid) regulations
    Managing an incident
    The priorities of first aid
    Treatment of an unconscious casualty
    Resuscitation
    Shock
    Choking
    Seizures
    Bleeding
    Common workplace injuries.
    Assessment and certification – Continuous assessment by trainer

    “The Emergency first-aid at work course was excellent…not only was the course delivered locally, but with enough humour to keep us all amused whilst understanding the most serious concepts of human fragility.” – Ghigo Berni, San Lorenzo Fuoriporta
    Who should attend:

    Nominated emergency first aiders should attend or anyone wanting a comprehensive one day first aid.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-4.30pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    150.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Saturday 1st

    Jigsaw Players and Bach to Baby Concerts at MyRaynesPark Festival

    The internationally celebrated Jigsaw Players and critically acclaimed Bach to Baby series present in partnership two exceptional concerts (11am and 7.30pm) as part of the MyRaynesPark Festival.
    At 11am Bach to Baby presents “Invitation to Dance” programme with:

    Maria Włoszczowska, Violin
    Matthew Huber, cello
    Sophia Rahman, piano

    On the programme:

    Bartok Romanian Dances
    Ravel Pièce en forme d’Habanera
    Mendelssohn Piano Trio op.49 in D minor
    Fauré Piano Trio 0p.120.
    Bach to Baby, the critically acclaimed classical concert series for baby and you presents outstanding musicians, exhilarating performances in inspiring locations across London and the South East.

    At 7.30pm the Jigsaw Players will present the complete version of the morning’s programme.

    TICKETS:
    For Bach to Baby 11:00am tickets ONLY, please visit www.bachtobaby.com/my-raynes-park-special

    For the 7.30pm Jigsaw Players concert and combo tickets (11:00am Bach to Baby family concert + 7.30pm Jigsaw Players concert), you can purchase your tickets on www.jigsawplayers.co.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-9.31pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    Emmanuella Reiter
    Venue:
    St Matthew's Church, Durham Road, SW20 0DE
    Entry:
    £5-£25
    Website: