The Wimbledon Society Newsletter appears quarterly in March, June, September and December. It underwent a redesign in September 2010 and now encourages contributions from all members, whatever aspects of the Society‘s activities especially interest them.
The prime aim of the Newsletter is to cover every area of the Society‘s work at some point during the year, including planning, local history, the Museum, published books and promotional leaflets, Wimbledon‘s natural history, local tours and excursions further afield, lectures, films, involvement in the annual Wimbledon Bookfest, and the Society‘s use of other communications media such as Facebook and local press. Above all else, the Newsletter aims to keep members informed and aware of how the Wimbledon Society serves the community as a whole.
All editions include the Chairman‘s Report, the Planning Committee pages, and the Local History Group. The Planning Committee reports on many issues that concern local residents, keen to protect Wimbledon‘s existing character and amenities. Merton Council‘s Local Development Framework (LDF) is also closely monitored. The Local History Group records topics that have arisen during its monthly meetings (first Friday of the month) and its Chairman regularly provides additional features. During the year too there are contributions from the Museum on its work, acquisitions, exhibitions such as those in the new Village Hall Gallery which opened last year or new publications such as Wimbledon Common, 100 Years of Change, republished editions of Richard Milward‘s books, or Cannizaro Beyond the Gates, published in 2010.
If you have a contribution you would like to offer for potential publication, please contact the Editor, Tony Matthews on 020 8286 1344 or firstname.lastname@example.org