Governing Documents

Wimbledon and Putney Commons are governed by their own Act of Parliament dating from 1871.  Supplementary to the Act are the Commissioners Clauses and the two Statutory Instruments that govern the collection of the Commons Levy.

Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act 1871 

Commissioner's Clauses

Statutory instrument 1990

Statutory Instrument 1993


Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators - Pensions

The charity is a member of the London Borough of Merton Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).  The  latest  triennial  actuarial  valuation  (TAV)  of  the  LGPS  was published in March 2020 and sets out the actuarial position of the LGPS as at 31 March 2019 and the contributions required for the three years ending 31 March 2023.

In support of WPCC’s objective of providing greater transparency and furthering an understanding  of WPCC’s governance and operations, WPCC aims to proactively publish information that is of  interest and relevance to levy-payers and the wider community whenever possible. This objective has been recognised and supported by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in its recent Decision Notice of 12 May 2020.

WPCC first published detailed information concerning the TAV as at 31 March 2019.  The information below provides an update to reflect the TAV as at 31 March 2022.

Merton Pension Fund Summary

The table in the first link below sets out WPCC's pension scheme position from the perspective of (a) the triennial actuarial valuation, which is used for determining the contributions payable by WPCC to the Merton Pension Fund and (b) the valuation of the same pension scheme for accounting purposes, which is prepared for the purposes of comparability between different pension funds, in accordance with the applicable UK accounting standards. Because of the different methodology required for each valuation, the actuarial valuation results in a surplus while the accounting valuation results in a deficit.

Pension Information Update:  November 2023


Pension Information: April 2020


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