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November 2009

  • Saturday 14th

    Visions For Wimbledon

    The third major public workshop on THE FUTURE OF WIMBLEDON – Current status and proposed improvements to the station forecourt. Chaired by Stephen Hammond MP with speakers including John Hill Head of Planning LB Merton

    We have held 2 major public workshops facilitated by the Urban Design Task Force of the Civic Forum and Chaired by Stephen Hammond MP for Wimbledon (and Shadow Minister for Transport), that looked at the future of the town centre and the village, and launched the creative plan Visions for Wimbledon aiming to shape it for the future in a way that is planned and well thought through. See the plan online at: http://www.wimbledoncivicforum.org.uk/sites/default/files/Visions_1s_0.pdf
    Summary conclusions to date : – Wimbledon Town Centre (WTC) can and should be improved – WTC needs a clear identity building on the culture, heritage and distinctive
    features of Wimbledon past, present and, most importantly, future – There should be more individual shops rather than chain stores – There should be more trees, greenery and better public spaces and art – There should be better buildings, more consistency and cohesive design, better materials, quality not quantity, remove street debris, improve litter – Community facilities are important and should be improved – WTC should be more like Richmond and less like Kingston or Croydon – Streets should be narrower, pavements wider with more pedestrian space – Less traffic, no one way system, improve the station and surroundings – The UDP should be enforced, LDF should include a WTC Creative Plan – Recognition that the Council needs to get behind this to make it work.

    PROPOSED RUNNING ORDER

    Introduction S Hammond 10 mins.
    Visions – update on council’s visions 10 mins
    Station Forecourt presentation 10 mins.
    Questions on S Forecourt 10 mins.
    Agree workshop topics 5 mins.
    Workshops 25 mins.
    Facilitated by WCF and planning personnel
    Plenary 15 mins.
    Closing comments and next steps 5 mins

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Urban Design Task Force
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    St Marks Church, St Marks Place London SW19 7ND

October 2009

  • Friday 30th

    Nelson Hospital Community Reference Group

    The development proposals have been progressing and a meeting of the community reference group will be held on 30th October 2009.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-11.30am
    Forum:
    Health
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Nelson Hospital
  • Monday 26th

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    Sports Week Wimbledon

    Celebrate sport in Wimbledon during half term with lots of sporting activities, promotions, giveaways and competitions with fantastic prizes donated by our sporting partners. During Sports Week the Wimbledon Station forecourt and the Piazza will be given over completely to the cause. There will be different things happening every day from 10am – 4pm (26-30th October).

    Event details

    Time:
    10.00-4.00pm
    Posted by:
    Anonymous
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Station Forecourt & Piazza Wimbledon (outside Morrisons)
    Website:
    www.wimbledongoingforgold.co.uk
  • Thursday 22nd

    Transition Town Wimbledon public film screening

    Free public screening plus speaker and discussion, bookstall and refreshments.
    The film, just released this month, is a moving and inspiring story of the generation that looked peak oil and climate change square in the face, and responded with creativity, compassion and genius

    register your interest in attending this event
    http://www.projectdirt.com/events/transition-town-movie

    Find out more about the speaker here…
    http://transitionculture.org/shop/the-transition-timeline/

    Event details

    Time:
    7.00-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Miscellaneous
    Posted by:
    Terry Patterson
    Venue:
    Bishop Gilpin Primary School
    Entry:
    Free - donations welcome
    Website:
    www.multimap.com
  • Monday 19th

    Raynes Park Community Forum

    Leader of the council David Williams will be at the Raynes Park Forum to answer you questions. Agenda includes: Police update, Scrutiny review of Parks and Open Spaces, Planning Update, Raynes Park Enhancement Plan, Q&A with the Leader of the Council, and Soapbox. Visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/communityforums for more information.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.15-9.15pm
    Forum:
    Urban Design Task Force
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Raynes Park Library, Approach Road, London SW20 8BA
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Tuesday 13th

    Wimbledon Community Forum

    The Wimbledon Community Forum is one of five community forums that span the Borough using the town centres of Colliers Wood, Morden, Mitcham, Raynes Park and Wimbledon as reference points for the surrounding areas. The forums will help people who live, work and learn in Merton make sure that the Council and other agencies in the Borough know about their concerns and aspirations for your community. It is down to YOU to decide what matters to your local area and what the Community Forum should focus on.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.15pm
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    TBC
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Sunday 11th

    Wimbledon Bookfest

    Sara Fanelli Southside House 2.30pm – £7.50
    Timothy West Southside House 6pm – £10
    Jigsaw Players St Mark’s Church 8pm – £10

    Event details

    Time:
    2.30-10.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Various venues
    Entry:
    Varies
    Website:
    wimbledonbookfest.org
  • Saturday 10th

    Wimbledon Bookfest

    Polka Word Festival Polka Theatre £5 (£4 if you book for 2 or more events) Times vary £5/£4
    Darwin’s Publisher Southside House 3pm – £7.50
    David Waller Wimbledon Library Gallery 6pm – £5
    Tom Rob Smith Donald Hope Library 7.30pm – £5

    Event details

    Time:
    12.30-10.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Various venues
    Entry:
    Varies
    Website:
    wimbledonbookfest.org
  • Friday 9th

    Wimbledon Bookfest

    June Whitfield Cannizaro House 12.30pm – £25
    Kamila Shamsie Wimbledon Library 7.30pm – £6
    William Boyd Polka Theatre 7.30pm – £7.50
    History All Around Us Colour House Theatre 7.30pm – £6

    Event details

    Time:
    12.30-10.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Various venues
    Entry:
    Varies
    Website:
    wimbledonbookfest.org
  • Thursday 8th

    Wimbledon Bookfest

    Dad’s Army Wimbledon Guild 2.30pm – £5
    Emma Darwin Wimbledon Library 8pm – £7.50
    Patrick French Kings College School 7.30pm – £7.50
    Slumdog Millionaire Polka Theatre 7.30pm – £10

    Event details

    Time:
    2.30-10.00pm
    Forum:
    Education
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Various venues
    Entry:
    Varies
    Website:
    wimbledonbookfest.org