Information on Governance
The Board commissioned an independent Governance Review in 2014. The review recognised that there were significant opportunities for greater engagement with the wider community. As part of this process, the Conservators no longer hold an open part of their Board meetings but have now established a series of measures to engage with the public.
A Stakeholder Group has been formed with representatives of local Amenity Societies, Residents’ Associations, Commons’ User Groups such as dog walkers, golfers, horse-riders, together with representatives of other local open spaces to act as a consultative body.
Our Wildlife & Conservation Forum includes volunteers and local interest groups who help to monitor and enhance the condition of the wildlife habitats across the Commons.
In addition to the Annual Open Meeting there are other General Meetings along with a series of events, walks and talks to enable the local community and visitors to learn about the heritage and current issues affecting these unique parcels of publicly accessible open space.
Combined with our Annual Newsletter, regular electronic Newsletters and seasonal updates are available to provide opportunities for engagement with the Conservators, and the team here at the Commons.
Here you will find copies of the Act that governs the Conservators along with minutes from public meetings and other associated documents.
Information on Governance
Annual Open Meetings
Chairman's Annual Report
General Open Meetings
In October 2015, the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Consultation Stakeholder Group was set up. A “Consultation Stakeholder Group” is a body of people who use the Commons, and have a knowledge and interest in the Commons. The Stakeholder Group is an advisory body, providing views, suggestions and advice on matters affecting the management of the Commons. The Group consists of appointed representatives of invited organisations, with no more than one named representative per organisation.
The current membership is as follows:
Adam Curtis - Richmond Park
Carol Andrews - Wimbledon Village Stables
Clive Hilton - Wimbledon Common West Residents’ Association
Ed Harris - Wimbledon Common Golf Club
Jane Curtis - Commercial Dog-Walkers
Asif Malik - Wimbledon Windmill Museum
John Mays - Wimbledon Society
Judith Chegwidden - Putney Society
Peter Anthony - Roehampton Church School
Robin Healey - The Wimbledon Union of Residents` Associations
Tracy Pattison - Putney Lower Common
Jenny Brickman, Wimbledon Common
There are also members of organisations representing the running clubs, local users of each area of the Common, and the Wildlife and Conservation Forum.
Minutes of the Conservators' meetings
Finance sub-committee minutes