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Love Wimbledon’s Response to the Local Plan

What is the Local Plan? The Local Plan sets out a vision, strategy and a lot of planning detail for the London Borough of Merton with significant implications for Wimbledon Town Centre. The council are interested in business views as well as that of residents.  It is created by the Borough Council (Merton)  It is a development plan and is […]

New Options for Takeaway and Delivery in Wimbledon

The start of a new year signals good intentions on the eating front. Whether it’s to eat more healthily or give yourself a break from cooking, there’s no shortage of options. Eateries in Wimbledon need your support and we could all use a menu refresh – here’s a ‘taster’! Finish-At-Home Meals With the rise of […]

Francis Grove Donate Space To Wimbledon Hospice

While having a planning application approved, the owners of 1 Francis Grove kindly donated a selected space to St Raphael’s Hospice to use as storage and as a sorting area for the team to go through donations. We caught up with St Raphael’s Hospice to find out more. Tell us about the work of St […]

Businesses Building Strong Bonds to the Community

If there was ever a time to demonstrate the strength of a community, that time would be now.    We’ve seen a tremendous effort from businesses supporting local and wider initiatives, recognising the importance of their role in the community. Their resilience and ability to quickly transform in the face of uncertainty has contributed to […]

Recipe Roundup

We’re sharing our favourite seasonal recipes from Wimbledon businesses for you to try your hand at baking or cooking a tasty treat at home. For Cookie Lovers If you like to indulge in a cookie (or two!) Elys tastemaker, Sisley White, has created a decadent Raspberry White Chocolate Cookie Traybake, made from simple pantry ingredients.  Sisley […]

High Street Survey

Thank you to everyone who took part in the recent High Street Survey conducted by City Dressing. Not surprisingly, most respondents said the factors missed most were social activities, including going to a restaurant, meeting friends for coffee or meeting up for a drink at a pub/bar. There is more of an affinity to support […]

#AtHome with Lu-Ma Café

During this time of social distancing, staying connected to our local community is stronger than ever. We’re counting down the days until the re-opening of many shops, restaurants and cafés in Wimbledon Town Centre and recently caught up with Lu-Ma to see what they’ve been cooking, how to stay healthy #AtHome and what we can […]

Wimbledon Guild Overwhelmed by Support from Local Community

Wimbledon Guild has praised Merton’s community spirit in helping them to support the most vulnerable in our community. The impact of the coronavirus outbreak on our community is unprecedented. Wimbledon Guild is providing practical and emotional support to the most vulnerable in Merton. The charity has seen a huge increase in people needing help and […]

#RaiseTheBar to Save Our High Streets

Your favourite pub, restaurant, cafe and shop need your help! Thousands of businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector lie above the current rateable value threshold to access the £25,000 grant. Love Wimbledon is supporting a national campaign, #RaiseTheBar, which believes access to the £25,000 grant is the difference between survival and bankruptcy for businesses […]

A Movement Break for Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing are at the forefront of many minds and staying active is essential for your physical and mental health. Jiva Health are offering interactive live classes in Yoga and Pilates providing three classes a day online for alignment and posture, restorative practices for stress and flow yoga for energy. You can join a class […]