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Event Recap: More Independent Shops
and Better Places and Spaces

Summarising key findings from their latest business survey, Love Wimbledon BID held an online meeting attended by over 60 businesses, titled The Next Five Years. Over 80% of businesses, in our recent consultation think Love Wimbledon is promoting the Town Centre well, with 80% also agreeing they represent the interests of their business. Even in […]

Apply for the EU Settlement Scheme

Businesses that employ EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens should encourage their employees to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) before 30th June 2021 to continue working and living in the UK. This toolkit contains key information to provide employees about the EU Settlement Scheme, including eligibility and support. Employees who would like advice about […]

Darwin & Wallace Wins Publican Award

Darwin & Wallace, a collection of unique neighbourhood bars, including 601 Queen’s Rd in Wimbledon Town Centre, has won a Publican Award for best drinks offer. In a recent virtual ceremony, the Publican Awards honoured pub companies across the UK that have continued to excel despite a difficult year and in the face of utter […]

Love Wimbledon’s Response to the Local Plan

  We are overall supportive of the essence of the plan and we stress that there must be a key focus on Wimbledon’s economy, jobs, development investment and growth to go hand in hand with improving the Wimbledon experience for all visitors whether local or international. The town centre must embrace an environmental strategy and […]

Wimbledon the Superhub-hub?

Wimbledon will be ‘an exemplar of good quality design and sustainable placemaking’ asserted Martin Whelton, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Housing and the Climate Emergency at the Love Wimbledon Local Plan virtual seminar. Held 20th January 2021, the event highlighted how despite the pandemic, Wimbledon is set to be an important superhub for office workers and […]

Local Plan Consultation Forum

Merton Council has released its local plan and were invited by Love Wimbledon to come and talk to businesses and property owners about the thinking behind the plan. Love Wimbledon will be releasing our response in the next week or so. You can watch a recording of the virtual meeting here (passcode: B7Pp+niW) and access the presentation files here. The Council are interested in hearing the business voice, especially […]

Supreme Court Rules in Favour of SME Insurance Payouts

Following the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) appeal to the business interruption test case, the Supreme Court has ruled in favour of SMEs receiving insurance payouts as a result of closures and financial loss due to Coronavirus. This means that Wimbledon businesses who had claims denied earlier in the pandemic may now be eligible for compensation […]

Talk of the Town 2020

We were delighted to welcome so many participants to our annual Talk of the Town event on Wednesday 11th November. It was a virtual meeting this year with a terrific turnout and, if you missed the meeting, a recording can be accessed here. (passcode: =V3sqTd!)   Helen Clark Bell, Chief Executive said: It is always […]

Security Update

At approximately 14:30 hours on Tuesday 3rd November police discovered a suspicious vehicle in St George’s Car Park.  London’s Fire Brigade and Ambulance Service attended and a large number of streets around St George’s Road were closed. Using specialist equipment it was established that the vehicle was not suspicious, however, it was a stolen vehicle.  We […]

Fortius Clinic Partner with AFC Wimbledon

Fortius Clinic has announced an official partnership with AFC Wimbledon, as the club’s Health and Wellbeing Partner. New to Wimbledon Town Centre, Fortius Clinic opened a state-of the-art orthopaedic and sports injury treatment clinic on 22 Worple Road, this past September, expanding their London footprint and bringing outstanding surgical and medical care to patients to the area. […]