Supporting Wimbledon and Putney Commons

Every path, heathland, bog, stream, pond and woodland on the Commons has an incalculable value that requires ongoing investment.

With a small team of 25 staff, managing the Commons can be challenging, involving three key areas:  

  • Ensuring that the Commons remain safe and pleasant for our visitors;
  • Maintaining the Commons as a nationally important habitat for wildlife whilst managing the impact of visitors on the fragile environment;
  • Keeping the infrastructure - such as the main paths, buildings and playing fields - in good order.  

Established by a separate Act of Parliament in 1871, the Commons are primarily financed by a dedicated levy on residential properties that are within three-quarters of a mile of Wimbledon Common or in the old Parish of Putney.  This income is supplemented by charitable activities, such as the use of the Richardson Evans Playing Fields for sports and events.  Although this income allows us to meet our ongoing operational costs, it does not allow for any restoration or refurbishment projects.

There are several ways you can help - hands on volunteering, join our newly-established Friends of Wimbledon and Putney Commons, making a one-off or recurring donation, or perhaps consider leaving us a legacy in your will. 

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By supporting us, you can play a crucial role in preserving, protecting and maintaining this unique and special place.