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Society objections to proposal by AELTC for the Wimbledon Park Project

A second, supplementary objection has been submitted to LB Wandsworth and LB Merton with regard to the proposed extension to the Wimbledon tennis development to include additional show courts, tennis facilities and and public access around the lake, on the former Wimbledon Park Golf Course. This follows a full objection to an earlier scheme put forward in September 2021 and reflects new environmental evidence.

See here to view the Society’s objections:

Talk on Madagascar by John Gimlette

Following the AGM, travel writer and local resident John Gimlette gave the Society a fascinating talk on his travels in the extraordinarly large and diverse island of Madgascar. These are chronicled in his latest book ‘The Gardens of Mars, Madagacar an Island Story’.

As well as visiting every corner of the island, he journeys deep into its past in order to better understand how Madagascar became what it is today. Along the way, he meets politicians, sorcerers, gem prospectors, militiamen, rioters, lepers and the descendants of seventeenth-century pirates.

To see the presentation: