why was the friends of wimbledon town centre formed?
In December 2015, a small group of Wimbledon residents met and took action to promote awareness of the proposal to construct Crossrail 2, with its southern hub in Wimbledon.
We want to provide a voice for the local community in addressing issues about this proposed major development, which has significant implications for the town and the local community should it proceed. Our aim is to keep local people informed of proposals, so that they may participate in consultations.
Whether or not Crossrail 2 goes ahead (and it is likely that it will), we need to preserve and protect the character of Wimbledon town centre and the area around it. Equally, we are keen that the many thriving local businesses continue trading with minimum disruption, to maintain the vibrancy of the town centre. We monitor and report on the progress in the Wimbledon Masterplan, which is the Local Council’s emerging plan for the development of the town centre.
We post the latest news about these projects on these pages and encourage residents to respond to any consultations. You can receive news directly from us, by email, if you send us your contact details. Use the link to our 'Become a Friend' page.
Latterly, we have also taken a close interest in the proposed closure of Wimbledon Police Station, which we fear will lead to the sale of the property to a developer who will wish to build on the site in a way that is unsympathetic to the character of the local area.
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
Join us, by becoming a Friend of Wimbledon Town Centre, so that we can keep you informed. Do keep visiting these pages for the latest news and updates affecting Wimbledon. Information here should help you to formulate your response to consultations as and when they arise.
what we hope to achieve
We aim to keep residents informed about any developments that will affect Wimbledon town centre, whether these are significant planning applications, new proposals from Crossrail 2 or developments in the Wimbledon Masterplan. We are keen to empower and inform local people to help them to influence the decision-makers so as to retain the character and life of the town centre, preserving its vitality and diversity.