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 issues, Local Agenda 21 and sustainable development, nature
reserves and parks in the Borough, environmental education
Click here for the
Local planning agendas, applications
and appeals, the Draft London Plan, the Merton Unitary Development Plan
Click here to see the
U D P
and associated annexes
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
Studies Centre provides local information including local history
publications, newspapers, magazines, historic maps, a photographic
archive, census records and local ephemera.
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.
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
planning and development, (including the
Plan's Spatial Development Strategy, and
London's Tree and Woodland Framework),
sustainable development, and the
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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.
"Old Wimbledonians" used
the sports fields of the Atkinson Morley's Hospital site for many years.
Wimbledon College Preparatory School who also made regular use of the
sports facilities on the site.
The sporting and social
organisation for former members, staff and friends of Wimbledon College
and Donhead Preparatory schools
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
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.
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.
and Natural Environment
(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.
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.
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.
UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to the protection of our native woodland heritage.
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 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
UK Department for the Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs
"Defra works for
the essentials of life - food, air, land, water, people, animals and
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.
UK (mainly English) voluntary
information for practical nature conservation and countryside
management on the Web.
of Badger Groups
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
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
organisation set up to create links between everyone concerned with the
preservation, restoration and management of historic parks and gardens
UK Department for Culture Media and
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
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 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
Heritage Counts, the annual audit of the state of the national built
environment, including parks.
Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
is the champion for architecture in England,
promoting and advising on
high standards in the design of buildings and the spaces between
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
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
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
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
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
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
(owners of the registered trademark "Planning for Real")
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
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