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Wimbledon Businesses Prepare for a New Normal
Wimbledon Businesses Prepare for a New Normal

Town centre recovery plan factoring in social distancing and a reduced footfall

McDonald
McDonald's To Open New Wimbledon Town Centre Outlet

Fast food restaurant will be on the site of former Burger King

Parking Fines Set To Rise By Up To A Third In Merton
Parking Fines Set To Rise By Up To A Third In Merton

Give your views on the price hike plan before the end of May

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Polka Theatre Delays Re-Opening To 2021

Children's theatre was to re-open this autumn following redevelopment

Wimbledon BookFest Launches Appeal To Secure Festival
Wimbledon BookFest Launches Appeal To Secure Festival's Future

Organisers are already planning an alternative autumn event

TfL Say Public Transport Should Be Last Resort
TfL Say Public Transport Should Be Last Resort

Urge firms to keeps staff in London working from home as long as possible

Twenty Tube Stations To Avoid During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Twenty Tube Stations To Avoid During The Coronavirus Pandemic

TfL warns commuters to try not to change or board at some stations on its network

'Fergie' Sends Thank You Gifts To Wimbledon Care Home

Staff and residents enjoy the treats at an afternoon tea party

Merton Launches £1m Pot For Work To Enhance Community Spaces
Merton Launches £1m Pot For Work To Enhance Community Spaces

Apply before July for a share of the Neighbourhood Fund

All England Club Backs Coronavirus Support In Wimbledon
All England Club Backs Coronavirus Support In Wimbledon

AELTC announces series of contributions to aid recovery from the pandemic

Government Accused of TfL Power Grab
Government Accused of TfL Power Grab

Mayor Sadiq Khan loses sole decision making power over transport policy

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Alexandra Pub To Star On BBC's The One Show

Surprise filming in recognition of pandemic community work

Congestion Charge Returning This Week After TfL Bailout
Congestion Charge Returning This Week After TfL Bailout

Mayor says Londoners being punished by government conditions

Car Parks At Wimbledon Common To Remain Closed
Car Parks At Wimbledon Common To Remain Closed

Conservators say a rise in visitor numbers would compromise social distancing

Booking Needed For Merton
Booking Needed For Merton's Garth Road Tip

Limited availability and queues to dump your refuse and recycling

London
London's 'R' Lower Than Anywhere in England

Mayor says trace and testing needs to be in place before capital reopens further

Government Provides Last Minute Emergency Funding to TfL
Government Provides Last Minute Emergency Funding to TfL

£1.6 billion given to allow transport network to operate until September

London
London's Transport Network 48 Hours from Going Bankrupt

Negotiations with government on funding deal has looming deadline

New Normal on Buses Could Be Just Ten Passengers
New Normal on Buses Could Be Just Ten Passengers

Union officer says they are concerned for transport workers as lockdown eases

Witnesses Sought After Attempted Child Abduction in Southfields
Witnesses Sought After Attempted Child Abduction in Southfields

Man attempted to force minor into a car on Princes Way on Thursday afternoon

Face Masks Now Advised on Public Transport
Face Masks Now Advised on Public Transport

Tube use rises by 10% after revised lockdown guidance from government

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Coronavirus Death Toll Revealed

Figures showing fatalities at a local level published for the first time

The Dons Local Action Group Dispatches 8,000 Food Parcels
The Dons Local Action Group Dispatches 8,000 Food Parcels

Volunteers are helping local people with a widening range of support

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Streets Set For Pandemic Transformation

Work set to start to provide more space for walking and cycling

Wimbledon Guild And Its Volunteers Rally To Help Others
Wimbledon Guild And Its Volunteers Rally To Help Others

Community spirit comes to the fore to support our area's most vulnerable

Wimbledon Physio Fears For Business Future
Wimbledon Physio Fears For Business Future

He is among those missing out on Government pandemic support

Plea For Merton To Join In National Review Of BAME Coronavirus Deaths
Plea For Merton To Join In National Review Of BAME Coronavirus Deaths

Meeting also hears nearly a third of Merton deaths have been in care homes

Prisoners Escape With Help Of Southfields Residents
Prisoners Escape With Help Of Southfields Residents

Into a good book thanks to donations of 100's of paperbacks and magazines

Heathrow Will Try for Mixed Mode Operation Warn Campaigners
Heathrow Will Try for Mixed Mode Operation Warn Campaigners

Would allow an extra 80,000 flights a year even without third runway

Council Tax Discount Offered To Some Of Merton
Council Tax Discount Offered To Some Of Merton's Most Needy

Reduction will help those of working age cope with the pandemic's economic impact

Merton Council Reveals £15 Million Coronavirus Funding Shortfall
Merton Council Reveals £15 Million Coronavirus Funding Shortfall

Fears for the future financial stability of the borough council

Wimbledon Foodbank Teams Up With RSPCA
Wimbledon Foodbank Teams Up With RSPCA

RSPCA Pet Foodbank team is fundraising to support the scheme to help vulnerable feed pets

Wimbledon Common Parking Restrictions Are To Be Lifted
Wimbledon Common Parking Restrictions Are To Be Lifted

Council will monitor visitor numbers to check social distancing is not compromised

Old Wimbledonians Cook Up 3,000 NHS Hot Meals
Old Wimbledonians Cook Up 3,000 NHS Hot Meals

Community rallies to feed local hospital workers and vulnerable people

Merton Leader Recovers From Suspected Coronavirus
Merton Leader Recovers From Suspected Coronavirus

Stephen Alambritis reveals illness as he seeks assurance over long-term council funding

Costume Makers Brighten Up Merton Park GPs With Unique Scrubs
Costume Makers Brighten Up Merton Park GPs With Unique Scrubs

Nelson Medical Centre is grateful for generosity shown by the community

Council
Council's Wimbledon Common Parking Restrictions Are Slammed

Opponents say it limits local access to green space for daily exercising

Bus Travel to Be Free During Coronavirus Outbreak
Bus Travel to Be Free During Coronavirus Outbreak

No requirement to tap in along with introduction of middle door entry

Lower Downs Road Bridge Is Struck Again
Lower Downs Road Bridge Is Struck Again

Emergency crew frees vehicle after driver ignores signs

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Private Parkside Hospital Joins The Coronavirus Battle

The Army help transfer equipment to local NHS hospital

Wimbledon Foundation Gives Extra Support To Local Charities
Wimbledon Foundation Gives Extra Support To Local Charities

AELTC plans to do more to help address the coronavirus crisis

Four Teens Held in Connection with Wimbledon Village Assault
Four Teens Held in Connection with Wimbledon Village Assault

Victim remains in hospital with a serious head injury

Help The Dons Local Action Group By Donating Your Unused Laptop
Help The Dons Local Action Group By Donating Your Unused Laptop

More than 1,000 food parcels already delivered by volunteers

Most Merton Pupils Set To Start At Their Choice Of Primary School
Most Merton Pupils Set To Start At Their Choice Of Primary School

But figures reveal one in five did get their favoured option

Pensioner
Pensioner's Body Is Discovered In Wimbledon Pond

Man is pronounced dead at the scene in Cannizaro Park

Where To Do Essential Shopping In Wimbledon Town Centre
Where To Do Essential Shopping In Wimbledon Town Centre

Love Wimbledon's updated guide to local shops open for business

Council Has Shut Car Parks At Merton Parks
Council Has Shut Car Parks At Merton Parks

Move is to encourage fewer non-essential trips during the pandemic

Wimbledon-Based Bus Driver Reported To Have Died From Covid-19
Wimbledon-Based Bus Driver Reported To Have Died From Covid-19

He is among eight London bus staff thought to have died in the pandemic

Merton Park Keepers Abused For Enforcing Social Distancing Rules
Merton Park Keepers Abused For Enforcing Social Distancing Rules

Union is calling on council to close all parks after two "serious" incidents

Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund Is Open For Business
Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund Is Open For Business

Chance to apply for a share of a £150,000 local crisis fund

New Wimbledon Planning Group Aims To Set Its Borders
New Wimbledon Planning Group Aims To Set Its Borders

Give your views on the boundaries to be covered by planning body

Residents Rally To Set Up Merton Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group
Residents Rally To Set Up Merton Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group

Community group for local people to offer help or ask for support

Wimbledon Tennis Fortnight Is Finally Cancelled
Wimbledon Tennis Fortnight Is Finally Cancelled

Decision is no surprise, but will be a blow to local businesses

Volunteer Taskforce Providing Wimbledon Coronavirus Support
Volunteer Taskforce Providing Wimbledon Coronavirus Support

Where to get help and how to volunteer to offer local support

Wimbledon Brewery In Row Over Payments From National Pub Chain
Wimbledon Brewery In Row Over Payments From National Pub Chain

Rugby legend Brian Moore had claimed money was due for ale he helped brew

Donate To Help Save Deen City Farm
Donate To Help Save Deen City Farm

Fundraising appeal set up after charitable attraction shuts to the public

Actions Of Local Suffragette Revealed In Newly-Found Recording
Actions Of Local Suffragette Revealed In Newly-Found Recording

Hunger strikers came to Wimbledon to recuperate

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Forthcoming Public Transport Disruption
Forthcoming Public Transport Disruption

Do not travel unless your journey is essential

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Polka Theatre Moves Its Output Online

Content on offer to help families stay creative

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

If you need to drive, here's where you will find roadworks in Wimbledon

MyRaynesPark Festival Goes Online In Its Tenth Year
MyRaynesPark Festival Goes Online In Its Tenth Year

A series of online events aims to bring the community together

Review: Never A Dull Moment In Matthew Bourne
Review: Never A Dull Moment In Matthew Bourne's 'The Red Shoes'

"The most beautiful and enchanting of ballets" is at New Wimbledon Theatre

New Wimbledon Theatre Gets
New Wimbledon Theatre Gets 'On Its Feet'

Review: A vibrant insight into the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan

Curtains At New Wimbledon Theatre Is Full Of Colour And Energy
Curtains At New Wimbledon Theatre Is Full Of Colour And Energy

Review: Jason Manford is "flawless and engaging" as sleuth detective

Cinderella Offers Something For All At New Wimbledon Theatre
Cinderella Offers Something For All At New Wimbledon Theatre

Review: Every panto cliche is tried and tested in this year's seasonal show

Review: Homing Birds at the Tara Theatre
Review: Homing Birds at the Tara Theatre

Clever production on refugee's soul-searching return to his homeland

Review: Rock Of Ages
Review: Rock Of Ages

Two Kevins surprise at New Wimbledon Theatre

Lifestyle

A Lincoln Taber Solo Show
A Lincoln Taber Solo Show

Virtual exhibitions continue at The Russell Gallery

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

Vital Victory For Dons Despite Major Back Line Changes
Vital Victory For Dons Despite Major Back Line Changes

Brighton v Wimbledon RFC: Match report

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

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

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

Rocky Horror Comes To Town
Rocky Horror Comes To Town

New Wimbledon Theatre review

Swan Lake Is
Swan Lake Is 'Mesmerising'

Matthew Bourne's show visits New Wimbledon Theatre

Property

Wimbledon House Prices Rally With Big Ticket Sales
Wimbledon House Prices Rally With Big Ticket Sales

Final quarter boost for SW19 property market helps prices remain relatively stable

Wimbledon House Prices Stutter, But Still Out-Perform London Average
Wimbledon House Prices Stutter, But Still Out-Perform London Average

SW19 property market is still doing better than other parts of the capital

Property Prices In Wimbledon Continue To Hold Their Own
Property Prices In Wimbledon Continue To Hold Their Own

The SW19 property market is still out-performing other parts of London

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

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A New Look For WimbledonSW19.com

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Report problems such as potholes and uncollected rubbish in your local area