Wimbledon Post Office is First Class

Our local Post Office, situated in Junction Box, at 89 The Broadway is officially one of the best in the country. The Broadway site was recently recognised as a top performer at the 2018 Post Office Retail Sales Awards.

The team were nominated in the ‘best mains’ branch category and although they didn’t win, were happy to give it a good showing.

Nita Bathia, owner of Junction Box, commented “I felt so thrilled for our post office to be nominated as the ‘best main post office’ out of over 11,500 in Britain. We came in as a top performer, it gave me such a boost which I will share with my colleagues.

Such a wonderful feeling to be recognised for doing your job. And a great morale booster to do better and better every year! Post Office is a brilliant company to work for.”

Congratulations to Nita and the whole team at Junction Box, Post Office on The Broadway.

Read the article on Wimbledon Guardian

stem4 CEO recognition for Outstanding contribution

stem4 CEO, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Krause was recognised this week for her outstanding voluntary contribution to the Borough of Merton by the Merton Voluntary Service Council. Dr Krause is the founder of stem4, a teenage mental health charity that focuses on early awareness and intervention in secondary schools. stem4 is based in Wimbledon and has offered workshops and conferences to students, parents and teachers in many Merton schools. The Calm Harm app to help teenagers manage their urge to self-harm created by Dr Krause has over 730k downloads from across the world (find it Google Play and the App Store).

Upon accepting her award, Dr Krause said ‘I am thrilled to be acknowledged for doing something I am passionate about. Mental ill health difficulties respond very well to early identification and treatment leading children and young people onto a happy and fulfilled pathway to adulthood.’

Dr Nihara Krause

Latest Crossrail 2 Update

Crossrail 2 have recently published a Project Update. It explains the current position with regards to the Independent Affordability Review and also we are pleased to note they are reviewing options that will ‘seek to minimise the impact on Wimbledon town centre’.

We will of course keep you updated when we receive further information, particularly about the Affordability Review.

Download the Project Update


It’s a Sizzling Summer in Wimbledon, our CEO Helen explains

Amongst the GDPR debacle, town centres have been receiving a lot of bad press recently with many chains seemingly under pressure and many closing shops and restaurants, so it is in light of this that I am pleased to say Wimbledon is holding it’s own and our vacancy rate remains low. As some businesses leave we are very pleased to welcome a few new businesses to Wimbledon, all of whom currently are independents, so adding to the vibrancy and diversity of the town.


In this same vein you may have heard that the government is conducting an Inquiry on High streets and Town centres focussing on the future role of the high streets contribution to the local economy and the health, cohesion and cultural life of the local community. I have been asked to attend the GLA Sounding Board to assist them prepare their response and will be sharing information about this vital relationship in Wimbledon Town Centre.


Within the next few weeks, we are expecting the results of the Affordability Review of Crossrail2 which will decide whether the project is viable. The team at Love Wimbledon will be very busy preparing for #tennistown and we are delighted that Peugeot are sponsoring our BIG Screen on The Piazza this year enabling us to deliver even better value to our businesses. Celebrating the tennis is absolutely key for us but do watch out for our new Summer Guide shouting about our businesses and the sheer range of great brands, the top places to go out, what’s new in town and what to do (especially with kids!). From alfresco eating, to cool camping, we take great pride in promoting our town centre to over 65,000 customers.


Meanwhile the closing date for the Merton Best Business Awards is coming up fast, and I look forward to judging your entries, seeing you on The Piazza soaking up the atmosphere of The Championships or even celebrating England’s progress (or not) with you in The World Cup at one of our lovely pubs!