Wandle Art Festival 2022

Poster advertising Wandle Art Festival 2022, 9th and 10th July 12pm - 5pm At Wandle Industrial Museum, Mitcham

The 2nd Wandle Art Festival takes place on Saturday 9th July and Sunday 10th July, 12pm- 5pm

There will be a mix of stalls featuring a variety of local artists as well a music and poetry.

See wandle.org for further info.

Forum – Issue 68 post Election Special 2022

In this issue:

  • Independents Strengthen Hold on Merton Park Ward
  • What we Learned on the Door step
  • Meet your Ward Councillors

& more…

Merton Priory – The First 100 Years

Merton Priory Trust are hosting a study afternoon on Saturday 23rd July, devoted to the first 100 years of the Priory’s history. It will take place in the remains of the Priory’s Chapter House beneath Merantun Way, and there is free parking for 4 hours in the Sainsbury/M&S car park which adjoins the site.

Study afternoon: Merton Priory – the First 100 Years

July 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s free to attend, but you need to register your interest on Eventbrite

Background and speakers

Founded in 1117, Merton Priory quickly became one of the most important and influential Augustinian priories in the British Isles. Continue reading “Merton Priory – The First 100 Years”

Walk & Talk in Morden

New Morden Walk and Talk – starts June 11th

Walk & Talk are launching a Morden Hall Park Walk and Talk from the picnic area next to the Stable Yard and Snuff Mill every Saturday at 10.30am from 11th June.

This lovely National Trust park is a joy to walk and talk in – rich in history,
and with so many walks, nature, sights and points of interest.

Merton Park’s Got Talent!

St Mary’s Church – Talent Show!

A fun, charity event to help raise funds for

The Disasters Emergency Committee – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Saturday 2nd April 6pm – 10pm

more info via: vicar@stmarysmerton.org.uk

Forum – Issue 67 New Year 2022

In this issue:

  • Benches for Kendor Gardens
  • Where is ‘Your Merton’?
  • MPWIR Success in Council
  • Merton’s Big Conversation – Is Anyone Listening?

& more…

Merton Heritage Diwali Rescources

To mark the celebration of Diwali 2021, Merton Heritage Services have compiled a new webpage featuring the story and traditions of Diwali, recipes, music, dance, puzzles and craft activities.

You can find the new webpage at: https://photoarchive.merton.gov.uk/Diwali

Diwali is often referred to as the festival of lights – it is also known as a festival of new beginnings, celebrating the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness – in these difficult times the Diwali message of peace, prosperity and good will to all is something we can all share.

Please do take a look and share with your friends and neighbours on social media.

Header photo taken from the Shree Ghanapathy Temple, Wimbledon facebook page:



Merton Park Heritage Trail 2021

After the success of last year’s Merton Park Ward Heritage Trail, local Councillor Dickie Wilkinson in collaboration with Merton Heritage officer, Sarah Gould, have put together another Merton Park Heritage Trail to celebrate Merton Heritage Discovery Day 2021.

24 historical images of Merton Park have been  posted all around the ward in shop windows, on lamp posts, gateposts and trees for you to ‘happen upon’ as you take a healthy jog, walk the dog or simply stroll along to collect you morning newspaper. Continue reading “Merton Park Heritage Trail 2021”

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