Get Connected in Wimbledon

Connect House on Alexandra Road, Wimbledon has been completely upgraded to an A grade specification. The property is in the heart of the business district and adjacent to Wimbledon Station with on site parking. WSM, financial advisors have confirmed they have moved in from Pinnacle House, Wimbledon.

The Love Wimbledon Buying Group

Last October Love Wimbledon introduced a FREE business service for BID businesses to help reduce the company’s operating costs. Lauristons Estate Agents were one of the first businesses to take up this service and having reviewed all their utility contracts have managed to save many thousands of pounds per year. The service is a very simple one, dig out copies of your utility bills for telecoms, electricity, gas, broadband, pest control and electrical testing and our representative will source better rates or negotiate on your existing contract on your behalf. To date over £36,000 savings have been identified from just 17 businesses.

Matthew Payne from Lauristons said “Love Wimbledon BID have provided us with a business service that has enabled us to save thousands of pounds on our utility bills. For any business these are really significant savings straight to our bottom line – thank you Love Wimbledon.”

If you would like to know more about this business service, please don’t hesitate to contact us – it is free after all!

ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT

Only two weeks left to have your say on the future of Wimbledon.

Lines close in two weeks (February 28th ) so not long for you to have your say about Wimbledon’s future. The winning entries to the Future Wimbledon Competition  are on display outside Morrison’s on the Piazza, Wimbledon  and the public can vote on their favourite entry.

With a ‘text to vote’ system, the community can now have their say on their favourite vision for Wimbledon’s future. View the ‘Rising Stars’ designs by professionals in the design industry and ‘Creative Community’ entries, drawn up by local creatives, and pick your favourite to become ‘The People’s Winner’.

Helen Clark Bell, Love Wimbledon BID manager commented ‘ We ask anyone, whether from  Wimbledon, Merton or London, to come and vote for your favourite. It’s a once in a life time opportunity and the ‘peoples’ winner will be announced in March’.

Merton Council cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration Councillor Andrew Judge said: “The exhibition of shortlisted entries showcases a wealth of ideas and allows local residents and visitors to discuss the ideas.  Our text-voting system allows people to vote for their favourite ideas so they can directly help shape the brief for future plans and events in partnership with Love Wimbledon later in 2015.”

Future Wimbledon – The public vote counts!

Walk between Morrisons supermarket and the Odeon cinema in Wimbledon and you’ll be treated to inspirational ideas and drawings of a Wimbledon of the future, as the Future Wimbledon Design Competition winners are unveiled in the town centre.

Giant slides, a ‘garden high street’, alfresco areas and a concert hall are all within the visions displayed on the stores’ windows.

With a ‘text to vote’ system, the community can now have their say on their favourite vision for Wimbledon’s future. View the ‘Rising Stars’ designs by professionals in the design industry and ‘Creative Community’ entries, drawn up by local creatives, and pick your favourite to become ‘The People’s Winner’.

The competition, launched last July, built on the success of 2013’s Future Wimbledon Conference, with the council’s regeneration team and Love Wimbledon calling on community groups, residents, built environment specialists and borough businesses to start the debate about how Wimbledon might evolve and look in the future.

The winning entries of the school’s competition ‘Future Wimbledonians’ are also displayed, drawn by talented students in Merton schools. A special bench has been created, decorated with the Future Wimbledonians entries and will be displayed in Centre Court Shopping Centre.

Helen Clark Bell, Love Wimbledon BID Manager commented, ‘The display gives an insight into the exciting ideas and influences for Wimbledon Town Centre. If we can funnel some of the energy and concepts from the professionals, community and school entries into planning for Wimbledon, the future looks extremely positive’

Merton Council cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration Councillor Andrew Judge said: “The exhibition of shortlisted entries showcases a wealth of ideas and allows local residents and visitors to discuss the ideas.  Our text-voting system allows people to vote for their favourite ideas so they can directly help shape the brief for future plans and events in partnership with Love Wimbledon later in 2015.”

The designs will be displayed on Morrisons windows until the end of February, with the public winner being announced in the first week of March.

Future Wimbledonians winners Molly McEvoy and Najah Walrond

Future Wimbledon ‘Rising Star’ winner Pablo Sendra Fernandez with Paul McGarry Head of Future Merton

Pictured in top left image: (L-R) Paul McGarry Head of Future Merton, winners Leigh Terrafranca and Pablo Sendra Fernandez, Helen Clark Bell Love Wimbledon BID manager, winner Molly McEvoy

Merton puts car park land up for sale

Merton council have put up for tender 112-127 The Broadway Car Park, Wimbledon Broadway, SW29 1QG. A prominent 0.2 hectare town centre site behind the New Wimbledon Theatre is situated 500m from Wimbledon station. Interested parties should contact the Future Merton team via email.