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

Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act 1871 

Governance Review

Board Meeting Dates and Attendance 

Dates of Conservator Board Meetings and attendance details (from April 2018)

Agendas (since August 2016) (Redacted in order to protect individuals' privacy and confidentiality)

Agenda February 2018

Agenda April 2018

Agenda May 2018

Agenda June 2018

Agenda September 2018

Agenda November 2018

Agenda December 2018

Agenda February 2019

Agenda April 2019

Agenda June 2019

Agenda July 2019

Agenda October 2019

Agenda December 2019

Agenda February 2020

Agenda April 2020

Board Meeting Resolutions

Resolutions 12th April 2018

Resolutions 14th May 2018

Resolutions 23rd May 2018

Resolutions 18th June 2018

Resolutions 18th September 2018

Resolutions 7th November 2018

Resolutions 10th December 2018

Resolutions 11th February 2019

Resolutions 8th April 2019

Resolutions 10th June 2019

Resolutions 15th July 2019

Resolutions 10th October 2019

Resolutions 2nd December 2019

Resolutions 2nd December 2019 (additional)

Resolutions 10th December 2019

Resolutions 3rd February 2020

Resolutions 6 April 2020

Annual Open Meetings

Chairman's Annual Report

Chairman's Annual Report 2019

Chairman's Annual Report 2018

Chairman's Annual Report 2017

Chairman's Annual Report 2016



Annual Open Meeting Minutes June 2019

Annual Open Meeting Minutes June 2018

Annual Open Meeting Minutes June 2017

Annual Open Meeting Minutes June 2016

Annual Open Meeting Minutes June 2015

Annual Open Meeting Minutes June 2014

Annual Open Meeting Minutes June 2013

Annual Open meeting Minutes June 2012

General Open Meetings 

December 2019 - Chairman's Remarks

December 2019 - Minutes

December 2015


Audit & Risk

Membership:  Shirley Gillbe, Peter Hirsch, Mike Rappolt, Sarah Wilton (co-opted)

Terms of Reference 

ARC Annual Report 2018/19

Finance & Investment

Membership:  David Hince, Diane Neil Mills, Nigel Ware

Terms of Reference

Constitution Working Group

Membership:  Shirley Gillbe, David Hince, Diane Neil Mills, Mike Rappolt, Nigel Ware

Terms of Reference

Annual Accounts

Year Ended March 2019

Year ended March 2018

Year ended March 2017 (restated)

Year ended March 2016

Year ended March 2015

Year ended March 2014

Year ended March 2013

Year ended March 2012

Year ended March 2011

Year ended March 2010

Year ended March 2009

Year ended March 2008


Stakeholder Group

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
Wimbledon Common Golf Club
Jane Curtis - Commercial Dog-Walkers
Asif Malik - Wimbledon Windmill Museum
John Mays - Wimbledon Society
Robert Arguile - 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.

Commons Strategy

The Governance Review undertaken in 2014 placed considerable emphasis on the need to develop a Commons Strategy.  There are many reasons for having a strategy for a site as complex and special as the Commons, not least providing a framework for consistent, long-term management based on an agreed set of policy priorities. 

To develop this longer term strategic plan the Board enlisted the support of the Stakeholder Group and, over the past fifteen months they have worked with the Senior Leadership Team to develop a draft strategy that was presented to the Board in a workshop in March 2017 and subsequently approved by the Board at its April 2017. The Charity owes Clive Hilton, Judith Chegwidden and Claire Seignior our grateful thanks for the time and effort they have put into progressing this document. 

Five strategic areas of key responsibilities were identified, each with its own overriding objective. These ranged from Natural & Cultural Heritage to Access & Recreation; Community; Communication & Promotion and Governance of  Wimbledon and Putney Commons.

The development of the strategy will enable the Board to look at ways of managing financial and natural resources more efficiently, particularly given the competing demands on the Charity’s limited

Copies of the Commons Strategy can be downloaded here.

Copies of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators' Business Plan Priorities can be downloaded here



Mill House

Mill House Chronology - September 2018

Retrospective Valuation Reports - Putney Lower Common

Retrospective Valuation Report

Instructions for the Preparation Of the Retrospective Valuation Report


Minutes of the Conservators' meetings

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014


Finance sub-committee minutes

July 2014

May 2014

November 2013

May 2013

November 2012

August 2012

May 2012

November 2011

May 2011