Neptune Furniture opening in Wimbledon

British furniture and homeware brand, Neptune will be opening on The Broadway this summer, in the premises formerly occupied by Gerry’s of Wimbledon.

Neptune offers a range of home and garden furniture and accessories created by their own team of talented craftsmen. Using the finest raw materials and traditional carpentry techniques, their emphasis is on beautiful design at an affordable price.

The new Wimbledon store will be its seventeenth opening and third in the London area with two other locations in Fulham and Chiswick. Neptune’s other sites are spread across the rest of the UK as well as Europe.

Stewart Rolfe, Director of Commercial Agency at Andrew Scott Robertson, comments “Wimbledon
remains a target destination for high end retailers and further demonstrates why Wimbledon continues
to have one of the lowest shop vacancy rates in the country at 1.77% (as at the end of 2015). This
compares to the London average of 6.5% and a national average of 9.1% over the same period.”

Free app helps you make a difference to your community

Love Wimbledon is asking residents, business owners, Wimbledon Town Centre visitors and people who work here to join our GeoTask Panel which helps us get a bit of information we can then use to improve your town centre and everyone’s Wimbledon experience.

All you have to do is download the FREE GeoTask App and take your mobile phone with you whenever you visit the town centre – whether shopping, eating out or coming to work.

The App will capture your location data anonymously and provide insight into a ‘consumer shopping journey’. This ground-breaking research will help shape and improve the experience offered to shoppers and visitors. Simply download the GeoTask Location Research App, which will run in the background on your smartphone.

The App uses minimal battery life and you will never receive any marketing communications.

Click here for more details on the GeoTask App.

New polymer £5 note featuring Winston Churchill

On 2 June the Bank of England will be unveiling the full details, design and security features of a new polymer £5 note, which will be issued in September this year. More polymer notes will follow with a £10 note featuring Jane Austen in 2017, and a £20 note featuring J.M.W. Turner by 2020.

The switch to polymer will deliver banknotes that are more secure and better quality, and will support confidence in banknotes in the years ahead. For more information on the switch to polymer please visit the Bank of England website.

Aubergine Originals Spring Show

Aubergine’s ‘Originals Spring Show’ is now open in their recently redecorated gallery. The exhibition features work from various artists including Anita Klein, Bridget Davies, Beatrice Forshall, Diane Urwin SWA, Louise Braithwaite and Teresa Chlapowski.

Aubergine offers a range of services such as framing, hanging, wedding lists and consultations for corporate clients. For more information please visit their website.