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Love Wimbledon Delivers A Safe Christmas

  Whilst celebrations were different in 2020, Christmas spirit was very much alive in Wimbledon Town Centre. From our sparkling Christmas Tree, to a family-oriented Reindeer Trail and a month of magical Christmas markets, Love Wimbledon provided the community with a safe way to celebrate the Christmas and New Year period during various levels of […]

Bounce Back Better Campaign

  Love Wimbledon is proud to support a campaign launched by Croydon BID “Bounce Back Better”, an extension of the Raise The Bar campaign, in order to call on the government to provide more support to retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in 2021/2022. The campaign manifesto covers 4 main asks: One-off grant for retail, hospitality […]

New Lockdown Grant Announced

Due to Lockdown 3, the Chancellor has announced today that businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000. The one-off top-up grants will be applied to closed businesses as follows: £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under £6,000 for businesses with […]

New Year, New Developments

Wimbledon is entering the new year with a surge in positive developments and placemaking across the town. The centre is an urban / suburban hub of good transport links, beautiful buildings, HQs, independents and cultural choice. It is recognised as a growth relocation area for businesses who want somewhere safe, convenient and affordable, the following […]

YMCA Redevelopment Wins Planning Application

CGI view of planned development, looking towards west of The Broadway   The YMCA on Wimbledon Broadway has received planning consent for redevelopment. YMCA St Paul’s Group alongside development partners Thornsett, architects DLA Architects and Newington Communications, are delighted to have received a resolution to grant permission from Merton Council to deliver a brand-new YMCA hostel in […]

Business Evictions Ban Extended

  The government has announced that business owners affected by the pandemic will be protected from eviction until the end of March 2021. The majority of commercial landlords have shown flexibility, understanding and commitment to protect businesses during an exceptionally challenging time. This final extension to protections from the threat of eviction, will give landlords […]

Local Plan Consultation Launches

Merton Council have launched the FINAL consultation for their Local Plan. This plan: Is a development plan and is part of the governments planning system Sets out the strategic planning framework for 15 years in Merton Covers subjects such as healthy streets, transport, air quality, climate change, retail, office, new homes, and industrial development Once […]

Cross Rail 2 Response Received

Love Wimbledon has received a statement from Crossrail2 in response to our questioning about the future development of CR2. The full statement is below, stating that all consultancy work has now ceased and indicating that CR2 will not be progressing any development plans for the foreseeable future. However the safeguarding proposals need to be updated […]

Kickstart Scheme and Peer Networks

Kickstart Scheme Employers can now receive full funding to support job placements for young people, within your business. The new Government Kickstart scheme aims to support new jobs for young people on Universal Credit, who are at risk of long term unemployment. Placements will be 6 months long and will be fully-funded for 25 hours […]

Merton Council Recovery Grant Scheme

Businesses that have been required to close or adapt due to the national restrictions between 5 November – 2 December 2020, may be eligible for the new local economic support announced by the government. Eligible businesses may be entitled to a grant for each 28 day period under national restrictions. This support is still available […]