Previous Events

Green Day Out, Sunday 7th July, 11am – 4pm, Morden Hall Park

Find out how to live a greener lifestyle with stalls including local food, green gardening tips, eco-crafts and entertainment from live bands. Fun day out for all the family. Free event run by the National Trust. Sustainable Merton will have a stall at the event with information about who we are and our Solar PV demonstration kit.

All About Composting, Saturday 6th July, 10.30am – 3pm, Deen City Farm, 39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey, SW19 2RR

Come and join Alison for this workshop. Refreshments provided. £20 for visitors, £10 concessions, £5 volunteers. For further information, contact Alison at or tel. 8540 1971. To book a place, contact Louisa on or tel. 020 8543 5300.

Phipps Bridge Summer picnic and Fun Day, Sunday 30th June, 12-4pm, Rock Terrace, Phipps Bridge Road, behind Frensham Court

The Friends of Phipps Bridge would like to invite you to their third Phipps Bridge Summer Picnic and Fun Day. Bring your family and some food and enjoy the day with your neighbours.

Phipps Bridge Summer Picnic and Fun Day poster (1576KB PDF)

Renewable energy awareness training, Saturday 29th June, 10am-3pm, Morden Hall Park

The training will provide an overview of environmental technologies available and the Green Deal. Lunch and refreshments provided. Cost £5. Booking is essential, either call 0208 545 6852 or email

Renewable Energy Training (240KB PDF)

Visit to Green Square, Tuesday 25th June from 7.30pm, 574 Kingston Road, Raynes Park

This renewable energy shop has recently opened up in Raynes Park. If you would like to find out more about wood burning stoves, solar panels, ground source heat pumps etc., then why not come on this visit organised by Richard Davies of Transition Town Wimbledon. It’s a chance to ask lots of questions of Green Square director Richard Hiblen. If you are planning to come or would like more information, please contact Refreshments provided.

Midsummer Picnic, Sunday 23rd June, 12-3pm, near Wimbledon Windmill on Wimbledon Common

Enjoy a feast of local food. Hedgerow salads, locally grown veggies, game pies and foraged food. Bring your own picnic rug to the grassy field to the south of Windmill Rd, between the windmill and Parkside. Find a map HERE .  Find latest information about the event HERE. To buy a ticket for £10, contact Tim at ASAP.

Wimbledon Village Fair, Saturday 22nd June, 10.30am-5.30pm, Wimbledon Common near Rushmere Pond

A fun day out with over 200 stalls, food village, fun dog show, horse show and children’s entertainment. Proceeds go to Wimbledon Guild, which supports local people – the elderly, families and anyone going through a bad patch. Visit the Abundance Wimbledon stall and the Sustainable Merton/Transition Town Wimbledon stall.

Rob Hopkins Book Launch, Tuesday 18th June, 7.30pm, Grape and Grain Pub, Anerley Hill, SE19 2AA

Rob Hopkins (founder of the Transition Movement) is coming to Crystal Palace to launch his new book “The Power of Just Doing Stuff”. He will talk about the book and the latest thinking in the Transition Movement.  There will also be a presentation from Brixton Energy, and music and a bit of a knees-up afterwards – so it should be a fantastic evening.

Mitcham Carnival, Saturday 15th June, 12-5pm, Three Kings Piece

The theme is Living Mitcham – so celebrate who you are and where you live. Stalls, stunt riders, entertainment, parade. Find more information about how to take part HERE.

Energy We Can All Afford Campaign, Wednesday 5th June, 7.30pm, Trinity URC Church in Mansel Road

Wimbledon’s MP Stephen Hammond will speak, alongside housing experts, energy advisors and supporters of community energy. The “Energy We Can All Afford” campaign is a series of local conversations, run by the Energy Bill Revolution and Friends of the Earth. Warming our homes, and the UK’s energy future, will be our focus.

All are very welcome on 5 June, as we contribute answers and actions on questions like:

  • What is fuel poverty? What are its effects?
  • How do we plug losses from our UK homes, Europe’s leakiest?
  • What are the government, energy firms & Merton council, and landlords doing? How does the Green Deal work?
  • What’s really driving the rise in prices ? How can we take back control of our energy futures ?

Interested in attending? Please RSVP to Alban Thurston –

Energy we can all afford poster (157KB PDF)

THE BIG LAUNCH, Sunday 2nd June, 12.00-2.00pm, Tamworth Farm Allotments (Rose Avenue)

Sustainable Merton is very pleased to invite you to the launch of our reclaimed land project at Tamworth Farm Allotments.

This exciting project in partnership with The London Borough of Merton is supported by over £77,000 in funding from Local Food, a £59.8 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund, to create new allotments at the Tamworth Farm allotment site.

It has taken a lot of time and effort from contractors and a big team of brilliant volunteers to clear the land. We are now ready to offer plots to new allotment holders and we would like you to join us in celebrating this achievement. If you’d like to take up one of the new plots you will be especially welcome!

We will be providing light refreshments and look forward to seeing you there at 12.00pm.

The Big Launch at Tamworth Allotments (157KB PDF)

Wildlife Gardening Workshop, Saturday 1st June, 10.30am – 3pm, Deen City Farm, 39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey, SW19 2RR

Come and join Alison for this workshop. Refreshments provided. £20 for visitors, £10 concessions, £5 volunteers. For further information, contact Alison at or tel. 8540 1971. To book a place, contact Louisa on or tel. 020 8543 5300.

Brilliant Beetles, Thursday 30th May 11am – 3pm at the Snuff Mill in Morden Hall Park

Learn more about beetles in the park, including the familiar ladybird. Create your own beetle craft to take home. Family holiday activities best suited to those aged 3-12  run by the National Trust. £4 per family (up to four members) or £1.50 per person.

Merton Friends of the Earth – relaunch, stalls and bee event, Sunday 19th May, 10.30-11.30am and 1-5pm, Deen City Farm, 39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey, SW19 2RR

10.30 – 11.30 am is the relaunch of Merton FoE and the AGM.
1-5pm there will be stalls and activities, including face-painting and a talk about bees.

Community Cultural Celebration, Sunday 19th May 11am – 4pm at Morden Hall Park

Join the National Trust to celebrate the local community with stalls, activities and entertainment. Free event.

Fete of the Earth, Saturday 18th May, 11am- 2pm, St Marks Church Hall (behind Wimbledon Library)

This is an annual event, where bric-a-brac, books and plants are sold to raise money for Wimbledon Disarmament Coalition/CND. If you can donate any items, then please take them to 43 Wilton Grove – leave on the doorstep if there is no-on in. Further information, please contact

Plant Sale – John Innes, Saturday 18th May, 10.30am – 12.30pm, 5a Sheridan Road, Merton Park

Come along and buy plants, cakes, refreshments and meet your neighbours. Help is needed – so can you donate plants, help with setting up, selling and clearing up? Contact Ann Redfearn ( or 020 8286 9983).

May Fayre, Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May 10am-6pm at Morden Hall Park

Join us the National Trust over the bank holiday weekend with their annual May Fayre. It will include crafts, shows and exhibitions. Adult £5, Child £3 (Children aged 5-16 yrs), Concession £5, Family £15 (2 adults and 2 children).

Kitchen Gardening, Saturday 4th May, 10.30am – 3pm, Deen City Farm, 39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey, SW19 2RR

Come and join Alison for this workshop. Refreshments provided. £20 for visitors, £10 concessions, £5 volunteers. For further information, contact Alison at or tel. 8540 1971. To book a place, contact Louisa on or tel. 020 8543 5300.

Upcycling Wimbledon & Festival of Ideas – Sat 20th April 11am-2pm & 2pm-3.30pm, St Mark’s Church Hall, SW 19 7ND


11am – 2pm Come along and find out about upcycling – doing something better with food, fabric, clothes before discarding. Lots of ideas – for mending clothes, ways to use up food reaching its ‘use-by’, making a lovely shopping bag or rug with beautiful old fabric, and lots more. Childrens activities too. If you would like to help or have an idea for a stall, contact

2-3.30pm What can we do to make Wimbledon better?
Brainstorming workshops on topics like – making Wimbledon more attractive; walking and cycling; saving energy; encouraging crafts … or any other topic. There will be time at the start for groups/individuals to tell everyone what you/your group is doing now. For more information or to let us know you are coming along or if you want to suggest other topics, contact

Upcycling Event poster (1,312 KB PDF)

The Big Spring Clean Up – Tamworth Farm Allotments Sunday 14th April 10am – 2pm

Come help us clean up and prepare our newly allotted land which has been obtained through funds from Local Food (funded by the Big Lottery) in partnership with Merton Council. The 2 acres of land will be used to create 60+ allotments for local people and provide a community growing space where pupils from St Mark’s Primary and other local youngsters can learn to grow their own food. All ages welcome and refreshments will be provided.

This is one of the biggest projects of its type in London – we need your help!

Renewable energy awareness training, Saturday 13th April 10am until 3pm at Morden Hall Park

The course will provide an overview of a range of environmental technologies such as Solar Thermal, Heat Pumps and Biomass systems, as well as information about the Green Deal and how consumers can save money on their energy bills, using energy efficiency measures, without any upfront cost. Includes the chance to tour the converted 19th century Stable Yard Visitor Centre. Lunch and Refreshments provided. Cost £5 and is run by the National Trust. Booking is essential, please contact 020 8545 6852 or

Saturday 13th April Spring Market event in Mitcham 10am-5pm

Visit the Spring Market and watch out for planting activities, bicycle pit-stops and spring-themed stalls.

Get Growing, Thursday 11th April 11am – 3pm at the Snuff Mill in Morden Hall Park

Find out about growing your own fruit and vegetables and make a start by planting some seeds. Family holiday activities best suited to those aged 3-12 run by the National Trust. £4 per family (up to four members) or £1.50 per person.

What’s the deal with the Green Deal?, Thursday 21st March 3-5.30pm at the Snuff Mill, Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, SM4 5JD.

Merton Chamber of Commerce is holding an event about the Green Deal for local businesses. It will include a tour of the award-winning energy-efficient stable yard in Morden Hall Park as well as lots of information about how businesses can get involved in the Green Deal scheme. People will also be able to find out more about the benefits of their Greening Business Programme. £10.00 + VAT and refreshments are included. Book online at  or telephone 020 8947 0055.

Big litter pick at brand new allotment site Sunday 17th March 10am-2pm

We are organising a big litter pick at the brand new allotment site on the Tamworth Farm allotments at Figges Marsh in Mitcham. This will speed up site clearance, to enable us to release new allotments very soon.

Can you spare an hour or two between 10am and 2pm on Sunday 17th March to lend a hand? Everyone is welcome, for as little or as long as they are able. If it’s raining the event will be deferred.

Please bring gardening gloves if you have them – we will have the rest of the equipment needed. It is likely to be muddy so wear wellingtons or strong shoes. Refreshments will be available on site.

The allotments are next to London Rd Cemetery on London Rd, opposite Figges Marsh, between Lavender and Victoria Avenues. Entrance via the lane to the left of the Sure Start centre. Then go to the black double gates at the end of the lane on the left .

For any queries on the day please phone Ruth on 07503 155321.

Urgency of Climate Change

To stimulate fresh action in the local community on climate change, four local groups, including Sustainable Merton, TTW and Merton Greens, came together to host a special event on Wednesday 14th November at the Mansel Road Centre to see how we in Merton can step up the pace of climate action and help our community get out of austerity. Speakers were Nick Robins (Merton Green Party, HSBC climate chief and co-founder of Carbon Tracker), Harold Forbes (author, How to be a Humankind Superhero) and Tom Walsh (Coordinator, Sustainable Merton).

Green Deal Forum

Wednesday 16/10/12 3.00-6.00pm at Merton Civic Centre Council Chamber.
A unique opportunity to learn how all the boroughs of south west London are preparing for the Government’s Green Deal initiative. You will alsohear from DECC, the GLA, the National Trust, Parity Projects, The Greener Jobs Alliance and Merton Chamber of Commerce. The boroughs attending are Merton, Sutton, Richmond, Kingston, Lambeth, Croydon and Wandsworth and a guest speaker from Haringey.
There are two key aims to this event. Firstly, to bring together as many stakeholders from across SW London so that all their combined knowledge can be shared and discussed.
Secondly, to record delegates concerns about how the Green Deal can best be delivered.
These concerns will be collated and passed to both DECC and the GLA to enable them to consider and respond. All attendees will be kept abreast of this process and informed of any subsequent Green Deal events in the future.

Abundance Fruit Day

Saturday 15/09/12, 11:00 to 14:00 in the garden of St Mark’s Hall, (behind Wimbledon Library) SW19 7ND
Abundance is back! Bring along your own fruit to make juice at the fruit press, make a pie to take home, learn more about fruit-growing, buy some jam, chutney, cakes, pickles and pies. There will be activities for children, too.
Abundance Wimbledon was set up to make the most of locally-grown fruit and reduce food waste. Last year, over a tonne – 1,000 kilos – of apples, pears, cherries, plums, damsons and quince were picked and used. More than 300 kilos were given to local charities.
Abundance Wimbledon now has a brand new website, with photos and a video of last year’s activities.

Energy Awareness Day

Tuesday 13/03/12, 12:00 to 16:00 at South Mitcham Community Centre on Phipps Bridge Road, Mitcham.
Come along to our energy awareness day on Tuesday 13th March, held at the community centre right in the heart of the Wandle Valley Low Carbon Zone.
You will hear from a variety of speakers who will tell us how the groundbreaking Low Carbon Zone has succeeded, how programmes such as the Feed in Tariff are progressing and what lies ahead for the residents of Merton as they try cope with the rising costs of energy.
There will be creche facilities for the parents of small children and tea and cakes will be served at the end.