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New £20 note launches 20 February 2020

Bank of England announces new £20 polymer note A new, polymer £20 note, featuring the artist JMW Turner, will be issued on 20 February 2020. It contains sophisticated security features making it the most secure Bank of England banknote yet. For the first time, the note incorporates two windows and a two-colour foil, making it very […]

Merton Best Business Awards 2019: Celebrating Success

Thursday 26 September at the All England Lawn Tennis Club The Merton Best Business Awards showcase the diversity and range of what Merton businesses have to offer. The annual awards, organised by Merton Chamber of Commerce feature several new categories including Positive Workplace sponsored by Love Wimbledon. Whether small or large, high street or office, […]

stem4 wins Digital Innovation of the Year

  Mental health charity, stem4 has won the Digital Innovation of the Year award at the prestigious Third Sector Awards for Calm Harm, a free app to help teenagers manage or resist the urge to self-harm.  The Third Sector Awards champion innovative and impactful campaigns and the Digital Innovation Award recognises a charity or social enterprise that […]

September CEO Update from Helen

After Ride London, August is always a quiet month on the streets of Wimbledon, however we are very pleased to note that our overall footfall is not declining. In fact year on year we have stronger figures than August 2018 and we are showing a growth in footfall for the year to date. Investment in […]

Deliveroo & Food Delivery Bikes

Deliveroo hosted a drop in session for their riders in Hartfield Road car park on Thursday 15th August. This was well attended by the riders as Deliveroo gave away a lot of ‘kit’, whilst also giving them a leaflet from Love Wimbledon outlining some positive behaviours that we would like to encourage within the town. […]

Latest Wimbledon Parking Update

At the latest Merton Council meeting about the rise in parking charges, our CEO Helen Clark Bell spoke about the lack of evidence that this change to the parking fees will have on the air quality in the town. Whilst we are all agreed air quality needs to be improved and the council needs to […]

YMCA Building Consultation

YMCA Wimbledon recently held a public consultation event to receive views on their latest proposal. We all agree that the current building is not fit for purpose and is in a deteriorating condition. In order to enable the construction of a new home for YMCA, the development and sale of private housing will provide the […]

August CEO Update from Helen

Wow what a tennis fortnight! The town really does come alive to celebrate this international event and we are proud to be able to show off the town to the tens of thousands of visitors that arrive. Our big screen, sponsored by local business Upfield (through their brand Elmlea) attracted the largest crowds so far, […]

Business Survey Results and Actions

Thank you to all the respondents – the 2019 survey received responses from nearly 40% of our BID businesses. We asked you about a number of areas including: Business Services / Marketing Lobbying for Businesses Recruitment Sustainability and the Environment Love Wimbledon View of the Town Centre 94% of businesses said Wimbledon look and feel […]