Upcoming events

Dig It! – Sunday 2nd February, 11am – 3pm, Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden SM4 5JD

Dig up the past and discover what people left behind in Morden Hall Park over the years in this interactive exhibition of the park’s archaeology. FREE National Trust event.

Computers 4 Africa: Colliers Wood Donations Appeal! Tuesday 4th – Wednesday 5th February, 9am – 5pm, Former PC World, Unit 1, Priory Retail Park, 131 High Street, Colliers Wood, London SW19 2PP

Computers 4 Africa provide an ethical and environmentally sound way for you to recycle your redundant PC’s and IT equipment (keyboards, monitors etc.) whilst helping communities in Africa. The computers are shipped to schools, colleges, libraries, clinics and specific projects, contributing to a better way of life for others.

Please take your donations along to this local appeal in Colliers Wood and from there items will be refurbished and repurposed, with every hard drive and memory device being securely data wiped (up to Ministry of Defence standards) within their fully licensed warehouse.

For more information, visit the website or telephone 03000112233.

Fruit Hedge Planting at Stanford Primary School, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February, 10am – 2pm, Stanford Primary School, Chilmark Road, London SW16 5HB (entrance gate to the field is at the junctionn of Chilmark Road and Hassocks Road)

Can you spare even just a couple of hours to lend a hand on one, or both, of these days? The school would be very pleased with any help they receive, so if you would like to be involved, please contact Jane at or telephone 07773 406 105.

The Windmill Market – Sunday 9th February, 10am – 2pm, St. Mark’s Church, St. Mark’s Place, Wimbledon, London SW19 7ND

This event marks the start of 2014’s monthly Windmill Market (takes place every 2nd Saturday thereafter) which champions local artisans and producers. Combining a Farmer’s market with a craft market, it offers a variety of products, from fresh breads and cakes to handmade gifts.

For more information, visit the website.

Merton’s Local Businesses Consultation Meeting – Thursday 13th February, 6pm, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey SM4 5DX

Merton is asking local business ratepayers for their views on the council’s business plan for 2014-18. The meeting will give local businesses the chance to discuss the plan, the proposed budget for 2014/15 and the medium term financial strategy for years 2014-18 with Merton Council Leader, Coucillor Stephen Alambritis. Other councillors and officers will also be present to join in the discussion.

Feedback from the consultation will be considered as part of the business plan to be approved at full council on 5 March 2014.

Businesses wishing to attend this meeting should contact 020 8545 3325 and those not able to attend are welcome to send their comments to Caroline Holland, Director of Corporate Services at Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX or by email to (Please quote business name and address).

Nest Box Making Workshop – Saturday 15th February, 10am – 1pm, Deen City Farm, 39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey, London SW19 2RR

Free workshop for adults, with materials supplied.

Limited spaces, so booking is essential. Call 020 8543 5300 or email

Get Out in Your Park – Sunday 2nd March, 11am – 3pm, Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden SM4 5JD

There is much fun to be had in Morden Hall Park, so what will you choose to do today…? Run around in the rain, collect raindrops, watch out for your shadow, play in the park, join a guided tour, or pick up a map and compass and try out our orienteering challenge!

Fruit Growing Workshop – Wednesday 12th March, 10.30am – 4pm, Deen City Farm, 39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey SW19 2RR

Learn how to grow and care for a wide range of fruits, including pruning, feeding, planting and how to get the best crop. All are welcome – no experience needed. Cost £20.

To find out more, contact organiser Louisa Loakes on 020 8543 5300.

Raynes Park Community Forum – Thursday 13th March, 7.15pm – 9.15pm, Raynes Park Library Hall, Approach Road, Raynes Park SW20

Do you live in Raynes Park? Are you interested in your local area? Head along to the next Raynes Park Community Forum meeting (takes place 4 times each year) to talk to other like minded local people and get involved in community discussions. Issues raised at the meeting will be taken up by the responsible organisation to follow up and report back on how problems are resolved.

Wimbledon Community Forum – Tuesday 18th March, 7.15pm, Drake House, 44 St. George’s Road, Wimbledon SW19 4ED

Residents with suggestions for agendas for the meetings are asked to contact one of their ward councillors or alternatively call 020 8543 3896 or email

Morden Community Forum – Thursday 20th March, 7.15pm, Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Morden SM4 5DX

Morden Community Forum usually meets in the spring and the autumn. If there any issues you would like to see discussed at the the meeting in March, call 020 8543 3896 or email Comments can also be left on the groups Facebook page.

Mitcham Community Forum – Tuesday 25th March, 7.15pm. Vestry Hall, Cricket Green, 336-338 London Road, Mitcham CR4 3UD

Regular meetings take place in the spring and the autumn. Join the Mitcham Community Forum Facebook Page to find out the latest news and get involved in the conversation.

Regular Events

Green Coffee – First Tuesday of the month, 9.30-11am at the Gooseberry Bush, 115 Kingston Road, SW19 1LT

This is a get-together for people interested in environmental and community issues. It’s an opportunity to exchange ideas and plan how to make Wimbledon a healthier, happier and more sustainable place. We normally meet up on the first Tuesday of the month and everyone is welcome.For more information, contact Joyce Pountain:

Merton Green Drinks – Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 8pm at the Hand and Racquet, Wimbledon

Green Drinks is a regular, monthly, social meeting for anyone is interested in green or sustainability issues to meet and socialise with other like-minded people. They take place all over London and now there is one in Wimbledon. It is an informal event and everyone is welcome; why not come along and bring a friend? Please look out for our mascot, Graham, a small green, toy, troll; he will be on the table where we are sitting. E-mail:

Allotment work – every Wednesday

Volunteers are on site at our community garden on Wednesday mornings from 10am to late lunchtime and by arrangement at weekends. Find out more from garden project co-ordinator Gillian on 07956170141.

Wimbledon Farmers Market – Every Saturday, 9am-1pm, Wimbledon Park Primary School, Havana Road, SW19 8EJ

A chance to get your groceries direct from local farmers.

Living Green Centre

Sustainable Merton regularly has volunteers in the National Trust’s Living Green Centre to answer any questions you have about green living and specific technologies.

Rag Rug Making

Come along and learn how to use recycled materials to make beautiful bags and rugs. To find out when the next session is call Thelma on 020 8540 2536.

‘Make Your Own Shopping Bag’ Sessions

Anyone can join this friendly group, learn some basic sewing techniques or help others to do so. People can bring along their own fabric or choose from the range of beautiful fabrics there. Bags are made using the Mors Bag template.

If you would like to join, please contact

The Energy Group

This group aims to help people reduce their domestic energy bills. The group has held lectures and a draught proofing session, and has organized visits to homes being upgraded to a high level of energy efficiency. If you would like to find out more, contact

Make a Difference – Second Sunday of the month

This group meets up at a different Colliers Wood location each month from 10am-12 noon. The group plants, trim trees, tidies up plastic bags, does weeding – whatever is needed. For information on where to meet up in subsequent months, see HERE.

The Windmill Market – Second Saturday of the month, St Mark’s Church, behind Wimbledon Library SW19 7ND

This market will showcase local arts, crafts, food and other artisan products. The next market is on 13th July. Entry is £1. If you would like to take a stall or want more information, contact

Colliers Wood Community Garden, Fridays 10am – 12noon & 2.30-4.30pm and Saturdays 10am – 12noon at the back of Christ Church hall, 58 Christchurch Road, London SW19 2NY

Join Keith and friends for some gardening. For more information, contact

Free Bicycle Surgeries, Last Sundays of the month, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Deen City Farm, 39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey, SW19 2RR

No need to book, just pop into the garden for a free checkup for your bike. For more information, contact Louisa on or tel. 020 8543 5300.

Sustainable Merton activities - solar, gardening, stalls and growing vegetables

Start: 30 Nov 2013 10:00
End: 30 Nov 2013 17:00

The Chromahunt is on!

Come and explore where colour comes from in this incredibly successful family event led by Jasmine Popper and Isabelle Southwood. If you’re interested in fashion or art, then this is the perfect way to spend your Saturday and it’s completely free! Chromahunt is an informal workshop for all ages. Explore the possibility of making your own paint. Drop by any time over the day to learn more about where pigments come from and try out some homemade paints, prepared with edible and household materials. We will also be looking at the history of painting materials and pigments, from limited ancient palettes to the purposefully unusual paints of contemporary artists.

We’ll have tote bags you can come and design, but you’re also welcome to bring along clothes/fabrics that you would like to colour with our homemade dyes to take home with you!

Contact name and number/email address:

Invigor8 Mitcham – 8 weeks of pop up creativity
34 Upper Green East (old HSS Hire shop)
Opposite the duck pond