Reed Wimbledon collects hundreds of Easter Eggs for children’s charity Jigsaw4U

Following an appeal for Easter eggs launched earlier this month, Reed Wimbledon has collected over 400 Easter eggs in just a couple of weeks.

The recruitment agency, based in Wimbledon Bridge House, Hartfield Road, appealed for people to drop off chocolate eggs that could then be donated to Jigsaw4u, a charity helping children and young people through trauma, loss and bereavement. Thanks to a huge swell of generosity from Wimbledon residents, over 400 eggs were collected. Reed Wimbledon matched these donations and officially presented them to Jigsaw4U in time for Easter.

Reed Wimbledon business manager, Wendy Raffety Palhaco, is thrilled with residents’ generosity.

She said: “It has been fantastic. I can’t believe how wonderful the clients have been. We have been very blessed. There are a lot of good hearts in Wimbledon. I’m proud to be working in Wimbledon.”

New offices for Morrisons Solicitors

On Monday 4th April Morrisons Solicitors will be opening new offices in recently refurbished Connect House, Alexandra Road.

The team of experienced legal professionals is thrilled to be growing with, and supporting the vibrant Wimbledon business community, following a very busy year.

Morrisons Solicitors offer a full range of legal services for individuals, families, businesses and organisations, and look forward to continuing their strong relationships with them.

Managing Partner Paul Harvey commented,
“I am delighted to announce the expansion of our Wimbledon office with a relocation to much larger premises and the new offices on Alexandra Road are going to make for a great working environment for the team. Wimbledon is an exciting place to be at the moment and we now feel that we are even better placed to support the growth of the town. Over the last year our team has identified an increase in demand for our legal services for both businesses and individuals, so it really is a good time to be investing in the Wimbledon area.”

Morrisons Solicitors LLP boasts a 286-year history and is one of the largest firms covering Surrey and South West London with offices in Wimbledon, Redhill, Woking, Camberley and Teddington.

For more details about the move, please visit their website.

Enjoy Easter in Wimbledon!

There’s loads on offer in Wimbledon this Easter, from fun activities for the kids, to seasonal promotions for the adults, and plenty of festive treats for the whole family.

The Polka theatre will be staging Happy Harry’s Café and Snow White, as well as the Bouncing Bunnies Jumping Jive movement and dance workshop. Wimbledon Library is holding a make-your-own bunting activity afternoon, in addition to their regular children’s story time throughout the Easter break. And Cheeky Chimps are back at Centre Court, featuring the ever-popular Egg Lab.

Elys is hosting a mid-season sale, while Debenhams and ECCO have great offers on big brand clothing and shoes.

And after a busy day, why not relax and enjoy a delicious roast with the Easter Bunny at the Wimbledon Guild Café, or a slow roast lamb tortilla at Wahaca? Finish off with an Easter Sundae special at Flavous or celebrate into the evening at The Terrace, with ALL NIGHT happy hour on Friday 25th March.

And don’t forget the Easter Eggs – plenty of places to purchase these throughout Wimbledon town centre, but don’t leave it to the last minute! You can even have your eggs personalised for free at Thorntons in Centre Court on Saturday 26th.

Whatever you’re up to this Easter, Wimbledon has all the fun, food and fabulous shopping you’ll need.

New Arts Space for Wimbledon Library

Arts Council England has awarded Merton Council a £62,000 grant which will be spent on refurbishing the back of Wimbledon Library to create a flexible out-of-hours performance and exhibition space. The award of the grant follows a successful bid from the council’s libraries and heritage service.

Called the Merton Arts Space project, the council is set to create a flexible area to include movable bookcases as well as chairs and tables and sound and lighting rigs which organisations will be able to use after library opening hours to stage their own events. The space will enrich the council’s cultural offer to the people of Merton, and attract library users and residents to the library to enjoy and benefit from a broad arts programme. As well as exhibitions and performances, there will also be impromptu “scratch sessions”, which will give the audience the opportunity to see new work being developed in comedy, music and other performing arts.

The council is expecting to open the new space this summer. A programme of events is expected to be published in early June.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for community and culture, Councillor Nick Draper, said: “Merton’s Officers worked hard to obtain this funding, which we will use to further enhance our award-winning library service. It will mean that community groups will be able to stage performances in an iconic, historic place right at the heart of Wimbledon.  Our cultural offer will become all the richer for it and I can’t wait to see the performances that arts groups will be putting on there in months to come.”

Summary Report released from Crossrail 2

Love Wimbledon has learned that Crossrail 2 has released its SUMMARY report [Crossrail 2 Consultation Report] on the recent consultation and is available to view here.

The document is 353 pages long, Wimbledon is on page 69 (on PDF reader ) or 61 (on their document). There were 2,369 respondents to Question 27 about the proposals for a Crossrail 2 station at Wimbledon.

There are no conclusions in this document but it summarises the voice of Wimbledon and the areas of concerns from the responses. Crossrail 2 will be further examining this data and releasing their findings in the summer.

We spoke with Crossrail 2 who have commented: ‘We are now continuing to analyse the ideas and comments received in the consultation at the same time as completing further design and development work. This will help us refine the scheme in response to the feedback we received. We expect to publish our response to the issues and concerns raised during the consultation in the summer, ahead of sharing proposals in further consultations which are expected later in the year’.

We would like to thank all the businesses who participated in the feedback and will continue to keep you abreast of any updates.

We want to see Wimbledon stay great for businesses before, during and after any potential development.