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The local government council for Wimbledon is the London Borough of Merton.  Issues arising from development of the Atkinson Morley Hospital site are covered by a number of departments. Click on the following web-links:

Waste management, street cleaning, footpath maintenance, verges and grass cutting, information on trees, Local Agenda 21 and sustainable development

Green Merton
Green issues, Local Agenda 21 and sustainable development, nature reserves and parks in the Borough, environmental education
Click here for the
Merton Open Spaces Study Consultation


Local planning agendas, applications and appeals, the Draft London Plan, the Merton Unitary Development Plan (UDP), conservation
Click here to see the
U D P and associated annexes and reports

The Merton Heritage Centre organises temporary exhibitions on local history, provides educational services and works with various voluntary organisations to support and promote the heritage of the Borough of Merton in which Wimbledon is situated. the Local Studies Centre provides local information including local history publications, newspapers, magazines, historic maps, a photographic archive, census records and local ephemera.

St. George's National Health Service Trust
The NHS Trust owns and manages the Atkinson Morley Hospital. The web-site  history page includes reference to Atkinson Morley's Hospital.

London Assembly 
This web-site represents the Mayor of London and the London Assembly, with links to the Greater London Authority and London Development Agency. Contains information on a variety of London issues such planning and development, (including the London Plan's Spatial Development Strategy, and London's Tree and Woodland Framework), sustainable development, and the environment.

Local Community Groups

The Wimbledon Society
Committed to protecting all the local amenities that contribute to our quality of life in Wimbledon. The Society's Museum of Local History has a rich collection of source materials.

Wimbledon Civic Forum
A neutral space where citizens can discuss openly and freely the issues affecting our community.  This includes discussions about urban design for the Atkinson Morley site

Residents' Association of West Wimbledon (RAWW)
A local residents' group, covering the area to the south of Copse Hill,
RAWW was formed in 1982 to oppose a planning brief for development of the playing fields of the Atkinson Morley's site to housing

Local Parks, Nature Conservation and Land Management

Kingston University Landscape Architecture
Students from this course have been actively involved in organising the Plan it for Real consultation workshops and the preparation of proposals for development of the Atkinson Morley site

Wimbledon Common and Putney Lower Common Conservators
Responsible for the management of this Site of Special Scientific Interest which form part of a wildlife corridor with the proposed Morley Park and Richmond Park.

Richmond Park
One of the Royal Parks, this is the largest open space in London and a heritage landscape of national importance. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and in 2000 the Park was also designated a National Nature Reserve.

Friends of Cannizaro Park
With over 500 members, the group campaigns to protect one of London's finest Grade 2* listed gardens in a 34-acre park beside Wimbledon Common, Contact: Newsletter Editor:
London Wildlife Trust
Fights to sustain and enhance London's natural heritage and to create a city richer in wildlife. Web-site includes information about wildlife, conservation, gardening, events, and a Children's Club.

London Natural History Society
One of the largest societies of its kind in the world, with a particular interest in ornithology.

Local Schools

St.Matthew's Church and Primary School

Kings College School
Sixth Form Geography students participated in a Plan it for Real workshop with the students of Kingston University Landscape Architecture course.

Wimbledon College
"Old Wimbledonians" used the sports fields of the Atkinson Morley's Hospital site for many years.

Donhead Lodge
Wimbledon College Preparatory School who also made regular use of the sports facilities on the site.

Old Wimbledonians
The sporting and social organisation for former members, staff and friends of Wimbledon College and Donhead Preparatory schools

Local Media

Wimbledon Guardian Newspaper
Click here for local news and features



The Charity Commission
The Charity Commission is established by law as the regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales. Morley Park Trust was formally registered on 20th November 2003 as charity # 1100817.  Details can be viewed on the Charity Commission's web-site.

UK Online
This the the UK Government's web-portal, providing access to UK government services and links to every government web-site.

A national web-portal, which
aims to improve communication between the public and the elected representatives of the UK. It includes daily bulletins on what is happening at Westminster, the devolved governments, and London Assembly.
The e-Politix Forum provides a mechanism for many UK community groups to make their voices heard through "mini-sites", including several that are campaigning on issues related to the natural and built environment.

Parks and Natural Environment

GreenSpace (incorporating Urban Parks Forum)

Committed to planning, design, management, community involvement and use of public parks and open spaces. In June'03, the Urban Parks Forum was re-launched as GreenSpace to reflect the future remit including not only urban open spaces, but all green space typologies.

CABE space
Part of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), which champions the quality of our buildings and spaces. CABE Space is publicly funded by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and works with local authorities and other bodies responsible for public space to promote excellence in the design, management and maintenance of parks and public space in our towns and cities.

Living Spaces
This scheme, which was launched on 29 May 2003, aims to provide support to community groups in England to take action to improve their local spaces. Support is in the form of funding, advice and practical support. Grants are available from 1,000 - 100,000 to improve a variety of local spaces, including, play areas, community gardens, local parks, nature areas and courts and squares.

Woodland Trust
The UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to the protection of our native woodland heritage. Ancient Tree Forum engages in advocacy for greater protection and best conservation practice, specialist research and increasing people's enjoyment of ancient trees.

The Forestry Commission
This is the government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain's forests and woodlands.

English Nature
English Nature is the Government funded body whose purpose is to promote the conservation of England's wildlife and natural features. We achieve this by taking action ourselves and by working through and enabling others.

UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
"Defra works for the essentials of life - food, air, land, water, people, animals and plants".
Sustainable Development
This website, sponsored by Defra, reports on progress by the United Kingdom as a whole towards sustainable development, the simple idea of ensuring a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come

The Countryside Agency
This is the statutory champion for the countryside, and aims to create a new vision for the rural urban fringe.  The Countryside Character Initiative has mapped in detail the unique features of different areas of England, including the  London area, and is providing the means to monitor change.

A UK (mainly English) voluntary organisation providing information for practical nature conservation and countryside management on the Web.

National Federation of Badger Groups
Promotes the conservation, welfare and protection of badgers, their setts and habitats. Supports 80 local voluntary badger groups in Britain (including the West Surrey Badger Group)

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife. Includes an A-Z of UK birds, giving details about each species with sound recordings of their songs.

Friends of the Earth (UK)
One of the UK's leading environmental pressure groups. The national web-site includes a very extensive section on other useful web-links, including links to local groups.  The nearest to Wimbledon is at Richmond.

The Garden History Society
Registered charity based in London and Edinburgh. Professionally qualified conservation officers advise Government agencies, local authorities and others on a wide range of issues affecting historic parks and gardens.

The Historic Gardens Foundation
non profit-making organisation set up to create links between everyone concerned with the preservation, restoration and management of historic parks and gardens

Heritage and Community

UK Department for Culture Media and Sports
The DCMS is responsible for Government policy on the arts, sport, the National Lottery, tourism, libraries, museums and galleries, broadcasting, film, the music industry, press freedom and regulation, licensing, gambling and the historic environment.

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
ODPM ( which includes the former Dept of Environment, Transport and the Regions) is responsible for policy on housing, planning, devolution, regional and local government. Click here for planning guidance on the ODPM's Planning Portal.

English Heritage
English Heritage is the Government's statutory adviser on the historic environment. Sponsored by the Department for Culture Media and Sport; also work closely with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister with regard to planning. Click here for the results of the 2003 edition of Heritage Counts, the annual audit of the state of the national built environment, including parks.

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)
CABE is the champion for architecture in England, promoting and advising on high standards in the design of buildings and the spaces between them.
See also
CABE space

Civic Trust
The Civic Trust was founded to foster high standards of planning and architecture in towns and cities champions conservation and Green Space management through the well-known Civic Trust Awards scheme, more recent Heritage Open Days annual promotion (when buildings normally closed to the public open for free) and the Green Flag Awards.

Heritage Lottery Fund
Distributes Lottery-funded grants to support a wide range of heritage projects in the UK, including not only buildings, monuments and collections of heritage objects, but also parks, gardens, landscapes, nature conservation and biodiversity. Local projects and community participation are positively encouraged. In 2001 HLF funded a national needs assessment of public parks which revealed widespread neglect, and has resulted in the Public Parks Initiative, a special programme of HLF funding for the restoration of public parks.

Local Heritage Initiative
LHI is a source of funds and advice to care for the special features of local communities. Administered by the Countryside Agency, grants are made available from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Nationwide Building society to help investigate, explain or care for  local landscape, landmarks, traditions and culture.

Awards for All
A Lottery grants scheme aimed at local communities, awarding grants of between 500 and 5,000. Can fund projects that enable people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, as well as projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community

New Opportunities Fund and The Community Fund
The New Opportunities Fund is a Lottery Distributor created to award grants to education, health and environment projects throughout the UK, with grant programmes focused particularly on those in society who are most disadvantaged. To be merged shortly with The Community Fund which gives out money raised by the National Lottery to charities and to voluntary and community groups.

The Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation
(owners of the registered trademark "Planning for Real")

UK Scouts Association
The official web-site for UK scouting movement.

19th Wimbledon Scout Group
This local Scouts group has its headquarters situated on around a third of an acre on the south west corner of the Atkinson Morley's Hospital open land. For further information click here




Sport England
Sport England is responsible for providing the strategic lead for sport in England to deliver Government's sporting objectives, and distributes Lottery funding to where it will deliver most value for sport

Last updated:11/06/07