In 2013 We’re Extending and Improving

Local architect Marcus Beale, together with Merton Chamber, the Wimbledon Society, Love Wimbledon, Wimbledon Village Business Association and Merton Council are starting talks about how to improve The Wimbledon Way – making it more attractive for businesses, visitors and our local users. If you have any ideas or want to get involved to improve the heritage walk please get in touch.

During 2012, The Wimbledon Way has been helping to promote the rich heritage of Wimbledon. With thanks to a grant of £45,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and sponsorship from Young’s, The Wimbledon Way has developed a website and social media – used by over 1,000 people; distributed over 55,000 information leaflets; put in place way-finding signage along the route from Wimbledon Station, to the Village and on to the All England Lawn Tennis Club; developed free learning resources for secondary schools and promoted Wimbledon at community events.

As the grant funding comes to an end we are working on plans to continue to use The Wimbledon Way to attract more visitors to the area. The plans include extending The Wimbledon Way along The Broadway to include the theatres and extending the route from the Village to Wimbledon Common. There are also ideas for putting in place information boards, installing creative artwork, marking Wimbledon’s association with the Tennis Championships and celebrating Wimbledon’s cultural heritage. Love Wimbledon and the Wimbledon Village Business Association have already pledged their support. We would love to hear your ideas. Please get in touch or contact Angela Browne at Merton Chamber: angela@mertonchamber.co.uk.

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