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The Wimbledon Society

The Society

Founded in 1903, The Wimbledon Society is committed to protecting all those local amenities which contribute to our quality of life.

Community facilities and the built environment of open spaces, parks and buildings form a fundamental part of our lives. The Society has played a key role in the enhancement and protection of these vital facilities since its inception.

Civic Societies provide an army of volunteers from their ranks of members, who bring time, skills and commitment in seeking the preservation of the best of our heritage for now and for the future. Societies such as ours form a truly independent body of opinion acting entirely for the community benefit and, importantly for today, are free of political or commercial influence.

This homepage links to other main pages. We hope our site will provide you with all the information you may seek about Wimbledon and the Society. Most of all, we hope that, if you feel about our Town as we do, you will join the Society and help us to continue to provide a strong and effective voice in the community.

On 1 January 2017, the Society became a company limited by guarantee. The key documents on the right show the Constitition for the unincorporated body, as well as the Articles for the new limited company.

The Wimbledon Society is a Registered Charity, no 1164261.

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Carols at the Windmill

A free carols concert at the Windmill on Windmill Common

A magical concert at Wimbledon's iconic Grade II* windmill on the Common on Saturday 15 December 2018 at 3pm. Wandle Concert Band will provide splendid accompaniment, with song sheets available, so that everyone can join in to their hearts' content! Mulled cider will be on offer, and there will be free mince pies, tea and coffee. Come and join us in the forecourt of the windmill which will be floodlit. This will be an outdoor event so do wrap up! An additional attraction will be free entry to the fascinating museum of windmills, housed very appropriately within the windmill building.

Free entry - no need to book - just come along!

Crossrail 2

Crossrail 2 is a proposed new railway serving London and the wider South East. There is detailed information on the website www.crossrail2.co.uk. The proposals will have a major impact on Wimbledon. The Society's planning committee has been following the emerging proposals put forward by TfL, and as part of the consultation procedure, we have written two key letters, and a detailed report. These can be read by selecting the links below.

This is probably the biggest development to affect Wimbledon since the first railway to open up this area was built in the 19th century.

The letters and our comments can be viewed under the News Section of the Planning pages.

Local events diary

Useful quarterly listing of local events

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