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A charity dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of Merton Park's Area of Benefit.
As one of first garden suburbs we exist to encourage high standards of appropriate
building design, and to foster environmental, social and community values as
envisioned by founder John Innes.
Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, 8 May
10:00am to 12:30pm
The Spring Plant sale is on at the following locations to ensure everyone’s safety:
The Coach House, Melrose Rd – donated perennials & annuals
6 Melrose Rd - bought-in annuals: geraniums
8 Melrose Rd - cakes & bakes
22 Melrose Rd - bought-in annuals
24 Melrose Rd - bought-in annuals
21 Melrose Rd - bought-in annuals
5a Sheridan Rd - tomatoes, beans, courgettes, herbs, hanging baskets
38 Sheridan Rd - cosmos, lychnis coronaria, campanula, linaria purpurea Canon Went. Perennials e.g. acanthus mollis, euphorbia. Cucumbers, courgettes, dwarf French beans, tomatoes
9 Stratton Road - annuals e.g. zinnias, lavatera, nicotiana. Perennials e.g. persicaria, rudbeckia
166 Dorset Rd - strawberry plants, rocket, mint, courgettes, dwarf French beans, runner beans, celeriac, sprouts, cucumbers. Fig saplings. Lavender
10 Kingswood Rd - dahlias, zinnias
2 Watery Lane - sisyrinchium striatum E K Balls, sweet violet, sedum spurium dragon's blood
5 Cleveland Avenue - tomatoes (cherry, beef, plum, stripy, Alicante), courgettes, cucumbers, red chillies, beans, peas, lettuce, herbs, spinach, leeks, carrots
We encourage you to pay for your purchases online https://www.johninnessociety.org.uk/items-for-sale using your credit card, PayPal or a bank transfer. There will be limited cash facilities.
Please observe social distancing, stay 2 metres apart from people not in your household and only 4 people at a stall at a time.
We look forward to seeing you
Friends of Wimbledon Town Centre
About Planning White Paper
Major changes to the planning system
The Government is consulting on major changes to the planning system in England.
In its White Paper Planning for the future, the Government describes what it sees as the flaws of the current planning system and sets out radical proposals for reform.
At this stage, the ideas in the White Paper are merely proposals. But if introduced by subsequent legislation, these changes would have a major impact on planning, land use and development in Wimbledon.
In our view, the overall effect of the changes would be to diminish the role of local residents and their elected representatives in planning matters.
For example, developers would no longer require planning permission for specific developments, provided their plans conformed to previously agreed broad principles.
We have shared our concerns about these proposals with Stephen Hammond MP, who will be raising them with relevant Ministers.
The attached briefing note gives you more detail on the main points in the White Paper and our reaction.
Please respond directly to the consultation via the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government website:
or by email to:
Please also copy us in on your comments at:
Friends of Wimbledon Town Centre