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April 2017

  • Friday 7th

    Marryat Players String Orchestra

    Marryat Players String Orchestra

    Friday, April 7, 2017
    7:30pm 8:30pm

    King’s College School Great Hall Southside Wimbledon Common SW19 4TT United Kingdom

    Leandro Silvera, conductor

    King’s College School Great Hall

    Southside, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4TT

    free entry

    We are delighted that Leandro Silvera will return to conduct the Orchestra in the Great Hall at King’s College School at 7.30pm on Friday 7th April. The programme will include music by Bach, Mendelssohn and Piazzolla. Last year’s audience said:

    “We came home on a real high after a wonderful musical evening and are already looking forward to the next one. A real treat to witness.”

    “Spell-binding, overwhelming by any standards.”

    The Marryat Players Chamber Orchestra is made up of 40 talented young musicians who come together in the Easter holidays to rehearse intensively for five days at the orchestra’s home in Marryat Road. The players are supported by young professional musicians and music students who act as mentors, as well as being guided by conductors including Alexander Baillie, Tim Boulton, Matthias Feile, Robert Max and Leandro Silvera. Their repertoire stretches from Bach to Piazzolla, and includes five new compositions written especially for the orchestra. The Marryat Players have worked with several celebrated soloists including Nicola Benedetti, Alina Ibragimova and Piers Lane.

    Event details

    Time:
    8.30-9.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    King's College School, Great Hall, Southside, Wimbledon Common, SW19 4TT
    Website:
    www.marryatplayers.com
  • Monday 3rd

    Merton Active Kids--Easter Holidays activities

    Keep the children active throughout the Easter holidays between Monday 3 April and Friday 21 April and also during half term between Monday 29 May and Friday 2 June

    -Horse riding
    -Tennis
    -Badminton
    -Squash
    -Golf
    -Multi-sports
    -Multi-water sports
    -Football
    -Sailing
    -Song writing workshop
    -Schools out stay active holiday camps

    Event details

    Time:
    10.00-5.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre, Home Park Road, SW19 7HX
    Entry:
    From £10
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk

March 2017

  • Wednesday 29th

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    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
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Ashworths Solicitors 12 Compton Road Wimbledon , London SW19 7QD
    Entry:
    30.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Tuesday 28th

    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
  • Wednesday 22nd

    Wimbledon Community Forum

    Wimbledon Community Forum

    Agenda

    1. Welcome / introductions

    2. Leonie Cooper AM, London Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth

    3. Choose Wisely programme – Merton CCG

    4. Soapbox – including Scrutiny topics and Wheelie bins

    5. South Wimbledon update

    6. Wimbledon Masterplan update

    Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017
    Time: 7.15 – 9.15pm
    Venue: The Mansel Road Centre, Trinity United Reformed Church, Mansel Road, London SW19 4AA

    For further information please contact:
    Email getinvolved@merton.gov.uk
    Call: 020 8545 3896
    Visit: www.merton.gov.uk/communityforums

    Future meetings: Wednesday 21 June 2017 at Wimbledon Arts Space

    Thursday 28 September 2017 at Wimbledon Arts Space

    Tuesday 5 December 2017 at Wimbledon Methodist Church

    Thursday 1 March 2018 at Wimbledon Arts Space

    Event details

    Time:
    7.15-9.15pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    The Mansel Road Centre, Trinity United Reformed Church, Mansel Road, SW19 4AA
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Tuesday 21st

    Comic Relief Tug of War

    Love Wimbledon is assisting Wimbledon Police in their Comic Relief ‘Tug of War’ to raise money for this worthy cause and the incredible work it supports in the UK and around the world.

    On Tuesday 21 March Wimbledon Police will go toe-to-toe with teams from the Army Reserves, London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Services NHS Trust in a charity ‘Tug of War’ and Truck Pull at the Territorial Amy Centre, Stonecot Hill.

    Comic Relief is supporting this event and the challenge may feature on BBC One!

    In the spirit of giving, Love Wimbledon is inviting BID Businesses to participate and represent Wimbledon Town Centre. Let’s create a Love Wimbledon BID team to compete and show the others that we mean BUSINESS!

    If you would like to volunteer yourself or a colleague from your company, please contact Katie Smith on katies@lovewimbledon.org for more information.

    Love Wimbledon is proud to be supporting our Wimbledon Town Centre police services. It’s all hands on deck and we need your help raising awareness of this event so they can get as many donations as possible through their fundraising page, where you can also donate:

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tug-of-war-Merton

    Please circulate this email, spread the word and share the link, which you can also find on our Facebook and Twitter accounts too.

    If your business is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Dave Haywood (PC SO 7233VN), Online Social Media Manager at Merton Police on 07595 011 374 or via email: david.haywood@met.pnn.police.uk

    Help Wimbledon Town Centre & Merton Police pull in tons of money for Comic Relief! #GauntletThrownDown

    Event details

    Time:
    5.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Territorial Army Centre, Stonecot Hill, SM3 9HG
  • Tuesday 21st

    The Surrey Iron Railway; The world's first public rail network - West Barnes Local History Group

    In this informative talk, Eric Shaw of Wandle Industrial Museum, reveals the story of the world’s first publicly owned railway, founded in 1803.

    Discover more about the Surrey Iron Railway, which ran from the river Thames at Wandsworth, to Pitlake in Croydon via Mitcham.

    Tuesday 21 March, 10:30 – 12:00
    West Barnes Library
    Station Road, New Malden
    Admission FREE

    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager (Heritage & Local Studies)
    Community & Housing
    Sarah.Gould@merton.gov.uk

    More information : 020 8545 3239
    local.studies@merton.gov.uk

    http://www.merton.gov.uk/heritage http://www.merton.gov.uk/memories

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-12.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Thursday 16th

    Building Your Brand

    How to build your brand?

    Branding is essential for any type of business. To be a successful business in today’s highly competitive markets, you need to have a strong brand that differentiates you from your competitors. This workshop teaches you the essentials of branding and how to create your small business brand to convert prospects into customers and build customer loyalty.

    Learning Outcome:

    To define your brand’s purpose, promise and its values
    Learn about brand identity
    Learn how to create brand awareness
    Learn about brand communication and experience

    Key Topics:

    The key elements of branding
    What makes a successful brand?
    Branding design process
    Brand experience strategy
    Create your integrated marketing plan

    What you’ll achieve at the end of the workshop

    By the end of the event, you’ll know how to create your brand for your business by following the branding design process.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    90.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Wednesday 15th

    Public Meeting 15 March 2017

    Dundonald Ward Public Meeting

    Agenda
    1) The Council’s plan to stop the weekly waste collection and introduce wheelie bins:

    With guest speaker—Helen Alexander-Allen

    2) The latest on Crossrail 2 and how it might affect residents near the train tracks and Raynes Park:

    With guest speaker—rail expert, Stephen Colebourne

    3) Council’s Planning Brief Aims

    With guest speaker

    Each presentation will be less than 10 minutes and you will have plenty of time to ask questions.

    We very much look forward to seeing you. Do get in touch beforehand if you have any questions or issues.

    Councillor’s Michael Bull, David Dean and Suzanne Grocott

    Event details

    Time:
    7.15-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon (Dundonald) Congretational Church. Corner of Fairlawn Road and Dundonald Road, SW19 3QH
  • Wednesday 1st

    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:
    9.00-12.45pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    120.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk