Here's a quick teaser from our friends in Merton council's press team... Don't miss one of the best fireworks displays in the borough this November!
4 November: Wimbledon Park
5 November: Morden Park
To find out more, follow @WhatsOnInMerton on Twitter or head over to: www.merton.gov.uk/fireworks
South West London TV and Lady Wimbledon were invited to Centre Court ahead of this year's tennis championships to find out more about the amazing projects supported and funded by the Wimbledon Foundation.
Original sound track composed for SWL.TV by local London talent Joel Mitchell:
Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/mb24ss
Wimbledon Guild Village Fair needs you! The organisers behind the annual event, social welfare charity Wimbledon Guild, is appealing for volunteers to make the 2017 Fair the best yet. The charity is aiming to build a team of 100 volunteers and supporters to help out at the Wimbledon Guild Village Fair on Saturday June 17. […]
A school in Merton has created what is believed to be the UK’s first ever scooter park for young children which will be enjoyed both by pupils and the local community.
The new scooter park at Poplar Primary School has more than 200 metres of pathways where children can let off steam, keep fit and learn to scoot safely.
Now the school has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £20,000 for the next phase which includes installing a timber shelter, street furniture, road markings, signage and even a race track.
The campaign has already won celebrity backing from triathlon stars the Brownlee brothers who have pledged £1,000.
On Thursday 30 March the school’s 640 pupils took part in their own duathlon – scooting and running – to raise cash.
The scooter park has so far cost £60,000, with the school raising £30,000 and the SUEZ Communities Trust, which supports community and environmental improvement projects through the Landfill Communities Fund, donating a further £30,000.
The park will be used by the school between 10am and 3pm but will be open to the community at other times including weekends and during school holidays.
Keith Maynard meets the team behind the Jimmy Asher Foundation and some of the local young people they've helped. The night was a warm celebration with food, drink, music and dancing. A night full of love and unity... in true Jimmy Asher style!
Filmed and edited by local videographer Rakeem Caesar.
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Special thanks to the following performers:
Maverick & Malachi
Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis Club is one of South West London's best known sporting venues... but did you know their charitable arm, the Wimbledon Foundation, donates £300,000 to local charities in Merton and Wandsworth every year?
This short report gives a flavour of their work and links to four of the many charities they support.
Age UK Wandsworth is just one of many local charities in Merton and Wandsworth which have been supported and funded by the Wimbledon Foundation. This short video gives a quick insight into what they do to help local communities in the SW London area...
Denise Waterman joins local families and friends who are campaigning to get a new Splash Pad for Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields on the Sutton/Merton/Kingston close to Motspur Park.
Twitter @SirJHMPF / #SplashDance16
Facebook Group: Friends of Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields
The Vine Project finds new homes for unwanted furniture and kitchen appliances, around Sutton, Merton and parts of Surrey, providing a wide range of good quality items at affordable prices.
By doing this they support local communities and families in need, as well as offering training and employment opportunities.
Laura Cornelius was invited to join local charities at an exclusive reception hosted by Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC). Join her for a sneak peek behind the scenes and to find out more about the charitable work the Foundation does supporting its local communities.
Pia Jackson's looks ahead to the Wimbledon International Music Festival and speaks to the founders Anthony and Andrew about the treats in store...
TELEPHONE 07816 852 770 for tickets.
Music score "Pachabelly" courtesy of the new YouTube "creative tools" facility.
Wendy Bliss takes us around just a few of the open studios popping up across Merton for this year's Merton Art Trail. Last viewings 28-29 September - don't miss out!
Denise Waterman reports from this year's Wimbledon Village Fair, organised by the Wimbledon Guild and opened by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Krystal Miller.
Denise Waterman goes behind the scenes at Wimbledon and talks exclusively with Dan Bloxham, Head Coach of the AELTC, as well as some of the hard-working ball girls from Tiffin Girls' School preparing for the tournament.