WimbledonSW19.com Newsletter, 4 January


4 January, 2019

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What's happened in Wimbledon

Merton Motorists Warned About Zigzag Line Parking Crackdown
As schools get set to go back, drivers are warned they are being watched

Blue Star Lee Ryan Abandons The Wimbledon Panto
He fails to return after pulling out with a chest infection

Young People Help Wimbledon Start 2019 With A Clean Start
They rise at dawn on New Year's Day to help clear the town centre

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New Year Honour For Co-Founder Of South Wimbledon Charity
MBE is awarded for her services to women prisoners

Wimbledon BookFest To Host New Spring Festival
Diverse programme offers three days of talks, interviews and debates

Greensleeves Morris Men Entertain Wimbledon On Boxing Day
Traditional dancing draws cheers from large crowd

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Wimbledon Bridge Club Offers Classes For Young People
Chance to try the 'greatest mindsport yet invented'

Forthcoming Roadworks Across Wimbledon
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Controversial Merton Hall Plans Up For Council Scrutiny
Cross-party panel will review decision-making process for church scheme

New 94-Bed Hotel And Shops Plan For Wimbledon Is Unveiled
Developers plan to start work on major town centre scheme in 2020

Kingston Road Post Office Suddenly Closes Down
No warning of closure with nearest alternative in Wimbledon town centre


Wimbledon Guild's Annual Village Fair Has Been Cancelled
Bid to save Wimbledon Common event by uniting local organisations

Local Conservatives Hatch Plan To Save Wimbledon Police Station
Meeting to discuss proposals for council to buy the Queens Road facility

Wimbledon Train Derailment Caused By Unmaintained Track
Confusion over responsibility left line unchecked for many years


Merton Residents Face Another Council Tax Hike
Bills are set to rise by another 3% in next month

Wimbledon Wakes To A Winter Wonderland
Overnight snow causes chaos as it blankets SW19

Street Litter Apology From Merton's Waste Contractor
New contract has been a 'challenging transition' says Veolia


Your Chance To Shape Merton's Biggest Film Festival
First glance of the borough's 2019 Film Merton Festival

Police Given Powers To Force Children From Wimbledon Town Centre
Move follows reports of fighting between children from 'rival' schools

Father Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Seven-Year-Old Daughter
Robert Peters told police he had been planning to kill her for weeks


Labour Retains Control Of Merton Borough Council
Party is still in charge after results declared for 60 council seats

South Wimbledon Pub Is Voted Top In The Capital
In polls elsewhere, local venues are rated London's favourite haunts

Couple Guilty Of Murdering Nanny At Their Southfields Home
A web of lies is spun to justify the torture and murder of 21-year-old Sophie


Decision Looms After Court Bid To Save Wimbledon Police Station
Queen's Road building is one of 37 :London stations down for closure

Chain Takes Over Wimbledon's Former Terrace Bar
New Darwin & Wallace bar is called 601 Queen's Road

Met Police Restructure Is Now In Place
Merton has merged with three neighbouring boroughs


New Plans Revealed For Historic Wimbledon Pub Site
Proposals for 48 flats and commercial units on landmark corner

Wimbledon Police Station Closure Is Declared Unlawful
But High Court refuses to quash decision to shut another 36 London stations

Armed Police On Patrol Around Wimbledon
Met raises security for annual tennis championships


Warning After Blaze Started Deliberately On Wimbledon Common
Rangers urge public to be vigilant during the current hot weather spell

Man Involved in Road Rage Incident With Wimbledon Cyclist Named
Head-cam photos released of 'reckless driver' using a stolen Audi with false plates

Burglars Sentenced After Ramming Police Car In Wimbledon
They had stolen a Range Rover during overnight raid


Moped Robbers Seal Off Church Road To Carry Out Ram Raid
Thieves launch attack on Michael Platt Jewellers in Wimbledon Village

New Town Centre HQ Planned For Wimbledon Guild
Chance to give your views on designs for their new home

Air Quality Warning Over Planned New South Wimbledon School
Planning permission debate looms for new school on High Path


Vision For A Greener And Car-Free Wimbledon Town Centre Is Unveiled
Chance to give your views on the future of Wimbledon beyond 2030

Suspected Gas Explosion Causes Front Of House To Blow Out
Blaze and explosion in Raynes Park thought to be caused by uncapped gas pipe

Wimbledon Village Speed Limit Cut To 20mph
Move aims to improve safety for road users and pedestrians


South Wimbledon Bus Stop Is Demolished In Accident
Incident scene is shocking sight for rush hour commuters

Female Police Officer Suffers Head Injuries After Merton Park Attack
Second suspect arrested after assaults following routine traffic check

Big Ticket Property Sales Take SW19 Prices To Record Levels
Prices continue to edge higher as terraced home market remains buoyant


Local Suspect Named After Police Shoot Man During Wimbledon Raid
Shooting takes place during a Flying Squad 'pre-planned' operation

Man Fights For Life After Parkside Collision
Police seek witnesses after cyclist hit by car in Wimbledon

Wimbledon Car Parking Charges Set For Huge Increase
Parking costs set to rise by more than 200% in bid to reduce air pollution

What’s On In And Around Wimbledon

Review: Don't Miss This Year's New Wimbledon Theatre Panto
Paul Merton is Widow Twankey in Aladdin this Christmas

A Scandinavian Wood Comes To Life In Wimbledon
Review: In the Winter Wood at the Polka Theatre

What Does The Polka Have In Store This Winter?
Check what’s on at our local children’s theatre

Merton Live! Will Showcase New Talent In Wimbledon
Community event will raise funds for Wimbledon Guild

Window Wanderland Returns In 2019 And Needs Your Input
Go simple or go spectacular, and join in Southfields' outdoor gallery

Pack Your Bags For Benidorm At New Wimbledon Theatre
SW19 is its only London stop in a nationwide tour

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