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Wimbledon and Putney Commons Levy To Increase
Wimbledon and Putney Commons Levy To Increase

Board agrees to rise of 4.6% for coming financial year

Mayor Launches New Service Charge Charter
Mayor Launches New Service Charge Charter

More protection offered to leaseholders against unreasonable increases

Public Meeting Over Wimbledon Tennis Expansion Plans
Public Meeting Over Wimbledon Tennis Expansion Plans

Chance to debate controversial scheme before planning permission decision

Tube Passenger Numbers Starting To Increase
Tube Passenger Numbers Starting To Increase

Londoners returning to workplace as guidance changes

All Revved Up As Bat Out Of Hell Roars Into Wimbledon
All Revved Up As Bat Out Of Hell Roars Into Wimbledon

Review: Jim Steinman's spectacular musical is an evocative evening

Mayor Wants Road Charging Scheme for London
Mayor Wants Road Charging Scheme for London

New plans being considered after Boundary Charge ditched

Slot Machine Chain Wants To Open Around The Clock In Wimbledon
Slot Machine Chain Wants To Open Around The Clock In Wimbledon

Opposition to licensing application for 24/7 town centre gambling

Merton Council Leader Writes To Royal Mail Over Delivery Issues
Merton Council Leader Writes To Royal Mail Over Delivery Issues

Residents report going weeks without receiving mail

St. George
St. George's Nightingale Wing Unlikely To Ever Be Used

Unit was built to provide surge capacity during Omicron wave

South Western Announces New Temporary Timetable
South Western Announces New Temporary Timetable

Cuts to services to take place beginning on 17 January

Sadiq Khan Confirms Plan to Run for Third Term
Sadiq Khan Confirms Plan to Run for Third Term

Mayor says he has no ambitions to lead the Labour Party

TfL Has One Million Speeding Ticket Target
TfL Has One Million Speeding Ticket Target

Senior police officer suggests fines will more than double this year

Santander Cycle Hire Scheme Breaks New Record
Santander Cycle Hire Scheme Breaks New Record

Almost 11 million hires and one million users last year

Commuters Advised To Plan for Northern Line Closure
Commuters Advised To Plan for Northern Line Closure

No service between Kennington and Moorgate until mid-May

Merton Chamber of Commerce Announces New Chair
Merton Chamber of Commerce Announces New Chair

Sarah Austin to take over from John Merriman

Car Usage Back To Pre-pandemic Levels in London
Car Usage Back To Pre-pandemic Levels in London

Passenger numbers on public transport still well down

Fines on London
Fines on London's Red Routes To Rise

Offences such as illegal parking and using bus lanes to cost drivers £160

Covid-19 Still Rife in Wimbledon Despite Recent Fall in Cases
Covid-19 Still Rife in Wimbledon Despite Recent Fall in Cases

Over 1,000 people infected in the area over last week

Wimbledon Residents
Wimbledon Residents' Fury As Rubbish Goes Uncollected

Waste piles up as refuse company fails to turn up for regular collections

Huge Growth in Number of e-Scooter Collisions
Huge Growth in Number of e-Scooter Collisions

Just over 5% involve scooters on official TfL trial

Over 30 London Schools Targeted By Anti-vaxxers
Over 30 London Schools Targeted By Anti-vaxxers

Police called to intervene on 19 occasions

Over 1,000 Facemask Fines Issued on Public Transport
Over 1,000 Facemask Fines Issued on Public Transport

Enforcement officers have been implementing restrictions since November

Southern Suspends Local Services Due to Covid
Southern Suspends Local Services Due to Covid

Staff absences mean no trains out of Victoria for over a week

Council Selling Off Land of Its Failed Property Company
Council Selling Off Land of Its Failed Property Company

Merantun Development never built any homes

Almost a Third of London
Almost a Third of London's Fire Engines Out of Action

Staff shortages due to Omicron hitting service hard

Five Storey Flats Plan Revealed For Historic Wimbledon Pub Site
Five Storey Flats Plan Revealed For Historic Wimbledon Pub Site

Revised proposals for 56 flats and commercial units on landmark spot

Mixed Reaction To 24 Hour Bus Lane Decision
Mixed Reaction To 24 Hour Bus Lane Decision

TfL accused of failing to justify making change permanent

Six Months of Strike Action Planned on the Tube
Six Months of Strike Action Planned on the Tube

RMT drivers threatening longest ever industrial action

ULEZ Equipment Costs To Top £100 million
ULEZ Equipment Costs To Top £100 million

Cameras and maintenance expense expected to be covered by revenue

Big Response To Christmas Appeal at Local Train Stations
Big Response To Christmas Appeal at Local Train Stations

Thousands of gifts donated by SWR passengers and staff

Guinea Pigs Left in Wimbledon Shopping Centre Car Park
Guinea Pigs Left in Wimbledon Shopping Centre Car Park

RSPCA appeals for someone to adopt the pair

Age UK Launches Petition Over
Age UK Launches Petition Over 'Under Threat' 60+ Oyster Card

Concession may go as government squeezes TfL funding

Wimbledon School Pitch Plans Described as a Desecration
Wimbledon School Pitch Plans Described as a Desecration

Improved sports facilities require removal of 1.5 acres of grass

Merton and Wandsworth Residents Reminded of Warmer Homes Fund
Merton and Wandsworth Residents Reminded of Warmer Homes Fund

Cash available for those struggling with energy bills

Christmas Surprise for Southfields Big Issue Seller
Christmas Surprise for Southfields Big Issue Seller

Local residents chip in for a festive fund for Maya

Wimbledon Road Closure Set To Be Extended To Nearly Two Years
Wimbledon Road Closure Set To Be Extended To Nearly Two Years

Graham Road has already been shut for more than a year for hotel building work

11,000 Fewer Vehicles a Day in London Since ULEZ Start
11,000 Fewer Vehicles a Day in London Since ULEZ Start

92% of vehicles driving into zone compliant with new standards

Violent Crime Down in London Over Last Four Years
Violent Crime Down in London Over Last Four Years

However 2021 one of worst years on record for teenage homicides

Mayor Launches Discounted Theatre Ticket Offer
Mayor Launches Discounted Theatre Ticket Offer

Sale of seats for West End Shows in the New Year starting at £10

New Round of Strikes Planned on the Tube
New Round of Strikes Planned on the Tube

RMT to ballot members over reduction in station staff numbers

New Park and Cafe Part of Springfield Hospital Development
New Park and Cafe Part of Springfield Hospital Development

800 flats being built along with new mental health facilities

Uber
Uber's Prices Could Rise By 20% Due To Court Ruling

Gig economy business model declared unlawful

Lu-Ma Care Overall Winner at Merton Business Awards
Lu-Ma Care Overall Winner at Merton Business Awards

Wimbledon Book Fest and Dons Local Action group also recognised

Residents
Residents 'Evicted' From Community Tennis Courts In Wimbledon

Harris Academy Wimbledon is granted use of playing field courts

Wimbledon Gift Card Launched in Time for Christmas
Wimbledon Gift Card Launched in Time for Christmas

Will be accepted at local independent restaurant, shops and cultural venues

Nearly 40,000 London NHS Staff Not Double-jabbed
Nearly 40,000 London NHS Staff Not Double-jabbed

Key worker shortages loom if not fully vaccinated by April

Lower Downs Road Bridge London
Lower Downs Road Bridge London's Most Crashed Into

Ten incidents reported last year but locals say there are many more

Connecting Merton Project Hailed a Success
Connecting Merton Project Hailed a Success

Borough libraries loaning technology to vulnerable and isolated residents

Council Defends Holding Finance Meetings in Secret
Council Defends Holding Finance Meetings in Secret

Responding to calls for greater scrutiny of borough business

Southfields Residents
Southfields Residents' Group Has Socks Appeal

Knitted socks wanted for residents of Wandsworth prison

No Last Minute Breakthrough in Tube Dispute
No Last Minute Breakthrough in Tube Dispute

Strikes over Night Tube restart set to proceed this week

Wimbledon Residents Warned About Fly-Tipping Crackdown
Wimbledon Residents Warned About Fly-Tipping Crackdown

Underfire council says it is stepping up enforcement action for street littering

Give Your Views On Transformation Of Wimbledon
Give Your Views On Transformation Of Wimbledon's Shopping Centre

Several chances to find out more about redevelopment of Centre Court

AFC Wimbledon Foundation Provides Kickstart for Young Coach
AFC Wimbledon Foundation Provides Kickstart for Young Coach's Career

Maddi Sweetman gets her dream job with help of government scheme

New Objections To Wimbledon Tennis Plan Reach 1,000
New Objections To Wimbledon Tennis Plan Reach 1,000

Councillor claims restrictive covenant could prevent AELTC scheme

Wimbledon Common Pubs Forced To Close After Blaze
Wimbledon Common Pubs Forced To Close After Blaze

Video catches moment thick black smoke is seen between popular pubs

Witnesses Sought To Fatal Collision in Wimbledon
Witnesses Sought To Fatal Collision in Wimbledon

83-year-old man dies after being hit by car on Edge Hill Court

New Air Quality Monitoring Network Is Rolled Out Across Merton
New Air Quality Monitoring Network Is Rolled Out Across Merton

Nearly 70 new sensors will offer public access to live pollution data

Council Approve 13-storey Development in Colliers Wood
Council Approve 13-storey Development in Colliers Wood

Scheme at former Eddie Katz site on Station Road will include 116 flats

Threat Grows of Strike Action By Merton Council Workers
Threat Grows of Strike Action By Merton Council Workers

Unions reject authority's 1.75% pay rise offer

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Shopping Centre Set To Be Transformed

New owners plan significant changes to revitalise Centre Court

Greener Public Transport Route On Offer Through Wimbledon
Greener Public Transport Route On Offer Through Wimbledon

TfL is now running electric buses on the 200 bus route

Council Ditches Plan For Emissions-based CPZ Charges
Council Ditches Plan For Emissions-based CPZ Charges

Scheme would have made costs among highest in the country

Future Of Council
Future Of Council's My Merton Magazine Is Under Threat

The Winter edition of the free publication could be the final one

Award for Wimbledon Football Legend Dickie Guy
Award for Wimbledon Football Legend Dickie Guy

Former goalkeeper given Freedom of Merton Borough

Concession To High Path Estate Developer Branded a Scandal
Concession To High Path Estate Developer Branded a Scandal

Council agrees to give up £72 million in profits to Clarion

Merton Suspends Recycling at Blocks of Flats
Merton Suspends Recycling at Blocks of Flats

Collections will be incinerated as 'last resort' due to driver shortage

Work Starts On New Wimbledon YMCA Tower Block
Work Starts On New Wimbledon YMCA Tower Block

Nine-storey residential tower to be built alongside new supported housing

South Wimbledon Sports Pavilion To Be Demolished
South Wimbledon Sports Pavilion To Be Demolished

Council says it cannot justify cost of necessary repairs after constant damage

Recycling from Town Centre Bins Being Burnt Claim Campaigners
Recycling from Town Centre Bins Being Burnt Claim Campaigners

Trackers showed that waste collected was taken to Beddington Lane incinerator

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Welcome To Promised Care Ltd
Welcome To Promised Care Ltd

Careworkers to provide live-in and live-out care to private clients

Bat Out Of Hell Musical Roars Into Wimbledon
Bat Out Of Hell Musical Roars Into Wimbledon

The music of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf is brought to life

Outlander Star To Feature in New Wimbledon Theatre
Outlander Star To Feature in New Wimbledon Theatre's Spring Season

John Bell makes his stage debut in the Studio Space

Check Our List Of Planned Local Roadworks
Check Our List Of Planned Local Roadworks

Where Wimbledon drivers might get delayed this week

Find Out the Awesome Truth About Cinderella
Find Out the Awesome Truth About Cinderella

Feel good festive show at the Polka Theatre

Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Wimbledon
Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Wimbledon

Tubes and train services affected by engineering work

Merton Live! Set To Return
Merton Live! Set To Return

Showcasing the best of local talent at the New Wimbledon Theatre

AFC Wimbledon Foundation Providing Weekly Health and Well-being Sessions
AFC Wimbledon Foundation Providing Weekly Health and Well-being Sessions

Being run in partnership with the Nelson Health Centre

Now You Can Get Married at New Wimbledon Theatre
Now You Can Get Married at New Wimbledon Theatre

Venue has announced it plans to hold on stage wedding ceremonies

A Very Special 9 to 5 Returns to the Broadway
A Very Special 9 to 5 Returns to the Broadway

Dolly Parton's musical strikes the perfect balance of drama and humour

Wimbledon Foundation Garden Officially Opened
Wimbledon Foundation Garden Officially Opened

Multi-sensory space is next to the Polka Theatre

London
London's New Year Fireworks Display Cancelled

Event called off due to 'uncertainties caused by Covid'

Polka Theatre Returns To Live Performance with Red
Polka Theatre Returns To Live Performance with Red

Retelling of classic fairy tale is a mix of visual and physical storytelling

Local Parkruns Have Now Resumed
Local Parkruns Have Now Resumed

Back up and running every Saturday morning at three venues

Polka Theatre Launches Reopening Season
Polka Theatre Launches Reopening Season

New productions and free activities begin this August

Summit Aims To Prevent Mental Health Crisis
Summit Aims To Prevent Mental Health Crisis

Local hospital trusts join with community leaders to implement action plan

Tickets Going On Sale For Dreamgirls at New Wimbledon Theatre
Tickets Going On Sale For Dreamgirls at New Wimbledon Theatre

Much anticipated production will be performed next year restrictions allowing

Wimbledon Artists Invited to Participate in Arts Festival
Wimbledon Artists Invited to Participate in Arts Festival

Event to take place in Cannizaro Park in September

St Helier Hospital Lights Up the Night Sky
St Helier Hospital Lights Up the Night Sky

Display marks National Day of Reflection on anniversary of first lockdown

Love Wimbledon Local Market Returns
Love Wimbledon Local Market Returns

Back at The Piazza with food-only stalls due to Covid restrictions

Get Your Passport To Polka
Get Your Passport To Polka

Wimbledon's children's theatre offers online stories from around the world

30 Years of the Merton Music Foundation To Be Celebrated
30 Years of the Merton Music Foundation To Be Celebrated

Planned concert at Royal Albert Hall cancelled but other performances planned

Merton Moves Campaign Launched To Inspire Older Residents
Merton Moves Campaign Launched To Inspire Older Residents

Aims to highlight the benefit of a more active lifestyle

Greensleeves Morris Men Go Online For Festive Mummers Play
Greensleeves Morris Men Go Online For Festive Mummers Play

New leader says they are looking forward to performing in public when able

The Wombles Make a Return to Wimbledon
The Wombles Make a Return to Wimbledon

Furry Common residents have positive environmental message to spread

Lifestyle

It Shouldn
It Shouldn't Happen To A Plumber

The Italian Plumber: A Christmas Tale - Daddy, is Father Christmas real?

Return To Winning Ways for the Dons
Return To Winning Ways for the Dons

Rugby result: Wimbledon 40 – 0 CS Stags

Award-Winning South Wimbledon Pub Is Permanently Shut
Award-Winning South Wimbledon Pub Is Permanently Shut

Campaigners fear The Trafalgar will now be demolished

Wimbledon Stage Astonishing Comeback Despite Early Red Card
Wimbledon Stage Astonishing Comeback Despite Early Red Card

Rugby result: Tunbridge Wells 15 - Wimbledon 19

Council Highlights Advice To Protect Your Pooch
Council Highlights Advice To Protect Your Pooch

Pet thefts more than double as the price of puppies quadruples

Michael McIntyre Helps Redevelopment Of Wimbledon
Michael McIntyre Helps Redevelopment Of Wimbledon's Polka Theatre

He stars in a special comedy night to raise vital funds

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's First LGBT+ Bar Braves the Challenge of Lockdown

CMYK had been opened just over a year when pandemic forced closure

McDonald
McDonald's In Wimbledon Will Be Serving At Breakfast Time

New fast food outlet starts appeals process over agreed opening hours

Hand In Hand Gets New Look
Hand In Hand Gets New Look

We review their food

Review: Bar + Block
Review: Bar + Block

New restaurant on The Broadway

Review: Priscilla Is A Must For All Musical Theatre Goers
Review: Priscilla Is A Must For All Musical Theatre Goers

Show leaves the audience grinning broadly at New Wimbledon Theatre

All-Weather Victory For Dons In Re-Arranged Match
All-Weather Victory For Dons In Re-Arranged Match

Match report: Wimbledon RFC visit Tunbridge Wells

Swan Lake Is
Swan Lake Is 'Mesmerising'

Matthew Bourne's show visits New Wimbledon Theatre

Property

Wimbledon Property Market Remains Buoyant Through Lockdown
Wimbledon Property Market Remains Buoyant Through Lockdown

House on Marryat Road becomes SW19 sixth most expensive

Twelve-Storey Office And Shops Block Planned For Wimbledon Town Centre
Twelve-Storey Office And Shops Block Planned For Wimbledon Town Centre

Landmark smaller building opposite station set for demolition

High Rise Vision For Wimbledon Centre Court Shopping Centre Site
High Rise Vision For Wimbledon Centre Court Shopping Centre Site

Marketing literature shows three blocks towering over former Town Hall

Ten-Storey Wimbledon Block Plans Approved In Controversial Vote
Ten-Storey Wimbledon Block Plans Approved In Controversial Vote

Town centre scheme gets go-ahead despite committee vote confusion

Wimbledon Property Market Continues To Out-Perform Capital Prices
Wimbledon Property Market Continues To Out-Perform Capital Prices

Prices paid for SW19 homes show another year-on-year increase

Community

Hunt For Donor For Popular South Wimbledon Fish Bar Owner
Hunt For Donor For Popular South Wimbledon Fish Bar Owner

Adams Fish and Chip shop proprietor needs a stem cell transplant

Merton Giving Explains How You Can Help Afghan Refugees
Merton Giving Explains How You Can Help Afghan Refugees

Three ways of donating to provide support suggested

Crafty Yarners Brighten Up Colliers Wood With Crocheted Characters
Crafty Yarners Brighten Up Colliers Wood With Crocheted Characters

One of their creations has been stolen from outside the Post Office

Wimbledon Historian Highlights Local Slave Trade Links
Wimbledon Historian Highlights Local Slave Trade Links

House overlooking the AELTC was owned by man behind first slave voyages

Job Advert: Join Merton
Job Advert: Join Merton's Social Prescribing Team

Help refer patients to local non-clinical services

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