Reunite This Christmas Campaign

 

This season, Love Wimbledon’s  ‘Reunite This Christmas’ campaign launches, kicking off an exciting festive offer. The campaign focuses on celebrating people coming together again for the first Christmas without any restrictions in awhile. Encompassing what our amazing High Street businesses have to offer, from theatre performances to delicious dinners, winter fashion in Elys to sumptuous gifts at our markets, this is the time to reunite with friends, family and work colleagues. We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Winterfest

Sunday 27th November, 12-6pm

A day of festive family fun to fill everyone with the spirit of the season. The Broadway will be closed for children’s rides, ice sculpting, live performances and hot food and drink. Stay for a spectacular fireworks display at 5.30pm, courtesy of Centre Court Shopping.

 

 

Christmas Markets

Weekends, 19th November – 18th December

Fridays 9th and 16th December

Our popular Christmas Markets return 19th November for five consecutive weekends of outdoor shopping on The Piazza. A curated selection of local artisans offer a broad range of products, including original art, home décor, bespoke jewellery, clothing, candles and much more.

 

Christmas Tree

Look out for our much-loved Christmas tree, returning to Wimbledon once more on 24th November. This year Morr & Co Solicitors will be sponsoring our real 25ft tree which will be illuminated outside Wimbledon station alongside our signage post to remind you of all the festive events happening in the town centre. As a special treat this year, an additional real Christmas tree will be on The Piazza.

Gift Card

Support local businesses this Christmas by signing up for the Love Wimbledon Gift Card. Encourage the community to reunite in Wimbledon Town Centre by shopping locally by redeeming their gift card at your business. This service is free for businesses to join, register your business here.

Talk of The Town 2022

We were delighted to see so many guests attend our annual Talk of the Town event on Tuesday 8th October.

If you missed the meeting, please see the highlights here: https://vimeo.com/766563255

 

 

Craig Hurring, Chief Executive said:

As my first year leading the Love Wimbledon team comes towards an end, it was a thrill to speak with our businesses at our annual Talk of the Town Event to show them some of the work we have collectively delivered across Wimbledon Town Centre in 2022. Many thanks to those businesses that were able to attend, and I hope they agree that it’s been quite a year!

 

We heard from two important speakers. Richard Harrison, The Founder of new business The Golf Groove, expressed his excitement to join Centre Court in its redevelopment next year.  Head of Climate Change Mitigation at The Greater London Authority (GLA), Simon Wyke, discussed the process and benefits of joining the Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge. Love Wimbledon is inviting businesses in Wimbledon Town Centre to join this Climate Challenge. 

 

Richard Harrison, Founder of The Golf Groove spoke at the event:

We are welcoming to everyone and trying to bring the best aspects of golf in this stimulated format by gamifying this experience. You can play from any top golf courses, a non golfer can stand in the bay and be at the top of the Empire State Building and hit golf balls into Manhattan with our latest technology simulators.

 

Simon Wyke, Head of Climate Change Mitigation said:

The Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge can help reduce your energy consumption and carbon emissions and also make a lot of cost savings for your business.

 

Thank you to everyone who attended this meeting. Please see the links below.

 

Love Wimbledon Annual Report

Consumer Home Page 

What’s On 

See how Love Wimbledon can support businesses here: https://vimeo.com/759921859.

See Love Wimbledon events here: https://vimeo.com/759147103.

 

 

Ranger Impact Report Q3

 

 

Often in a town centre there are things you notice, whether events or a new shop, and then there things which happen quite often without anyone noticing them at all. That’s where our Ranger comes in, who patrols our streets taking note of the aftermath of anti-social behaviour. From graffiti to fly tipping, our aim is to get issues resolved promptly with the appropriate parties.

The graph above illustrates the total amount of resolutions Love Wimbledon achieves (and with a handy quarter on quarter change). 538 instances were resolved in Wimbledon from July – Sept 2022.

Our team reports around 30 issues a week to external services such as First Mile, Veolia, Community Clean, Merton Council and Thames Water. This ensures that these issues are resolved as quickly as possible.

As the graph shows, 160 more instances have been resolved since the previous quarter with more graffiti removal and more clearing of fly-tipping & fly-posting. .