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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
Can you help the Spring Plant Sale?
The Spring Plant sale on Saturday 8 May (10.00am to 12.30pm) will be spread across locations (to be advised) in a similar way to last year’s two successful events to ensure everyone’s safety.
Now is the time to get on with growing so that we have plenty of plants to sell. Can you dig up and pot on surplus plants, divide perennials, take cuttings from your garden or sow extra seeds - vegetable and herb plants as well as flowering plants. Please ensure your donations are clearly labelled so they can be identified.
We’d also appreciate donations of cakes. We won’t sell refreshments but visitors love to buy our homemade bakes.
We expect to be able visit the plant wholesaler and offer bought-in annuals in addition to donated plants.
Offers of front gardens with space to host a couple of tables
Donations of plants
Donations of cakes
Offers to help set up on 8 May
Help to sell on the day
Tidying at the end of the sale
Please let Ann Redfearn know how you can help: firstname.lastname@example.org; 020 8286 9983.
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
The 49th and 50th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
Wednesday 28th April 2021 at 8pm
via Zoom and phone link.
Starting at 8pm, the postponed 2020 AGM followed by the 2021 AGM will be held by Zoom and ‘phone – Please apply to email@example.com or phone 020 8540 3087 for a link or phone number to attend the meetings. Only members whose subscriptions are paid up to date are entitled to vote.
Click here to see the 2020 AGM Agenda, Annual Report and Accounts.
Click here to see the 2021 AGM Agenda, Annual Report and Accounts