Merton Council

High Street Wimbledon Village Parklet

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.
We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.
Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. We are working with Light on the Common to introduce a parklet in Wimbledon Village High Street.
To facilitate this parklet, it is necessary to temporary remove the 2 pay and display parking bays outside Light on the Common as shown on the plan. This is being done under a new Experimental Order. The Order will come into effect on 11 June 2021 and will remain in place for 12 months. The consultation will remain open for 6 months. To provide feedback, please use the online service using the Council’s website. 
Consultation start date 11 June 2021
Consultation end date 13 December 2021
Take part in High Street Wimbledon Village Parklet

For more information about this engagement, please contact:

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Mitra Dubet
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