We were concerned that the initial proposals from Crossrail 2 would require the destruction of much of our town centre, the loss of shops and businesses and would change the character of the area forever.
We cherish the mix of homes, parks, shops, restaurants and offices; the lovely grade 2 listed architecture of the old town hall and Prince of Wales pub; and, the low height of the buildings which allows the sun to shine through.
Wimbledon is a community and has a lovely spirit, it’s why many residents stay once they move here. We owe it to ourselves to make sure it maintains a proper mix of activities which help sustain our community.
We want residents to have a real input into shaping the future of our town centre whether that is on the changes associated with Crossrail 2 or Merton Council’s masterplan.
We are stronger when we act together as residents and so we want to provide a way to bring people together, sharing information and ideas.
Friends of Wimbledon Town Centre was started by a group of residents who live in the area around South Park Gardens.
We know that many people love our town centre whether they live nearby, work or shop in Wimbledon or simply visit it during the tennis fortnight each year. Everyone who cares about Wimbledon Town Centre is invited to join us in preserving and improving it for the future.