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.
Katie Polglase joins the founder of the Good Grief Trust for a soulful afternoon at Cannizaro House (Hotel du Vin). Linda Magistris talks about the sensitive and important work of the Trust and the amazing local support from all sectors of the community.
Alastair Greener reports on a proactive campaign in Southfields to increase road safety and adherence to the relatively new 20 mph speed restrictions becoming more common throughout Wandsworth.
Please support their crowdfunding campaign by making even a small donation via:
Special thanks to the officers of the Southfields' Safer Neighbourhoods Team and the Wandsworth Traffic Team.
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.
Denise Waterman previews just a few of the hundreds of Wimbledon Wishes that people have been recording in Centre Court shopping centre's video booth.
Denise Waterman chats with the crowds queuing up for the Wimbledon Wishes video booth - 1st floor of Centre Court until 7 December.
We all know someone truly deserving of a Christmas wish come true and at Centre Court, you will be invited to nominate someone you know who is deserving of an amazing Wimbledon Wish this Christmas.
It’s astonishingly simple. If you want to nominate someone, just go to the Upper Mall in Centre Court and make your Wimbledon Wish in a dedicated booth from November 29 until Saturday December 7.
Wishes can be wide ranging and creative. And whether it’s for a Christmas feast courtesy of Marks & Spencer Simply Food, a stylish festive makeover courtesy of Toni & Guy or the biggest, cuddliest teddy bear imaginable from the Build-A-Bear Workshop – the Centre Court Christmas helpers will be working hard to make as many of those wishes come true as possible from December 8 until December 25.
A host of partners are preparing to help to make these wishes come true and any business in the area can get involved as we aim to make this great community initiative reach as many people as possible. So far Centre Court Shopping Centre, Time & Leisure Magazine, AFC Wimbledon, New Wimbledon Theatre & Love Wimbledon will be helping to light up the holiday season by lending their support to help make local Wimbledon residents’ Christmas wishes come true.
‘We could not be more excited about our unique Christmas venture at Centre Court,’ says Suzy Wood, centre director. ‘We wanted a feel-good campaign that would involve the entire Wimbledon community and embrace the spirit of Christmas. Right now, the shopping centre feels like Santa’s workshop, with everyone preparing to make this year a truly memorable one.
‘Come visit us and make a Wimbledon Wish for someone you love, or someone you know truly deserves to be spoiled this Christmas. And dream big - Centre Court and our partners will do all we can make your Christmas Wimbledon Wish come true.’
Mike Reed of Time & Leisure said ‘Any business can potentially get involved by promoting the campaign and offering to help make a wish come true. I have no doubt we’ll hear some great stories through the booth at Centre Court Shopping Centre. It’s a great initiative and we are really proud to be supporting it’
Any business who would like to help simply need to email Emily Palmer Emily.Palmer@centrecourtshopping.co.uk , promote the campaign as much as possible and wait for the wishes to come in.
Watch out for videos of the Centre Court team making wishes come true across their website, FB page, Twitter page and partners channels - and join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #wimbledonwishes.
Dashing around Centre Court shopping centre, Denise Waterman has just enough time from her compère duties to introduce this year's Winter Wonderland. Festive fun and good cheer for all...
See also our full length video of the amazing performance by "Flawless".
Merry Christmas from everyone here at South West London TV!
The Pilates Clinic in Wimbledon is about to celebrate their 1st anniversary and will be giving away all sorts of freebies as part of this October's celebrations.
For more information about the give-aways and free sessions, please phone Lisa directly on: 07984 920232.