Doddle Neighbour launches in Wimbledon

Doddle Neighbour, the sharing economy solution for sending and receiving parcels, has launched in Wimbledon town centre. This new service on The Broadway professionalises the practice of taking in parcels for neighbours, by paying residents and businesses to act as a hyper-local parcel service in their community.

Doddle has been recruiting Neighbours in the Wimbledon area and over the last month has received over 200 applications from individuals and businesses looking to earn additional income by picking up and dropping off parcels to the Doddle store at Wimbledon on behalf of customers.

To mark the new service, Stephen Hammond MP visited the Doddle Wimbledon store on Friday, commenting: “I applaud Doddle’s initiative, which will create flexible jobs for people in Wimbledon. Crucially, the service has an important role to play in tackling congestion and pollution on our streets as consolidated deliveries of online shopping have the potential to remove thousands of vans from the roads every day.”

Tim Robinson, Doddle CEO, said: “Doddle Neighbour formalises the concept of taking in parcels for your neighbours, something thousands of people do every day across the UK and we are delighted to announce our scheme and host Stephen Hammond, MP at our Wimbledon store.

“Doddle is about making it easy to send and receive parcels and Doddle Neighbour is the next frontier in this mission. Neighbour is about bringing Doddle services to local communities, taking parcels the final metre, not just the final mile, so that customers can send and receive parcels at a time and place that’s most convenient for them.”

For more information on Doddle Neighbour pop in and meet the friendly team at Doddle Wimbledon, 17 The Broadway, SW19 1PR. Alternatively visit their website.

Wimbledon tram services increase 50 per cent

From Monday 4 April passengers travelling on the tram network will be able to take advantage of more frequent services between Wimbledon and Croydon with services increasing from eight to 12 trams per hour. This increase in frequency follows the completion of work to build an additional tram platform at Wimbledon station last year.

The extra services will help to meet increasing passenger demand as the tram network has experienced rapid growth in passenger numbers since it opened in 2000, from 18.5 million passengers in its first year of operation to over 32 million in 2014/15. The demand is forecast to increase to around 60 million by 2030.

The tram network is a crucial transport link to the community it serves, and Transport for London is committed to continually improving these services for all customers.