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Visions of Wimbledon's future on display

Fri 16th January 2015

Inspirational visions of a Wimbledon of the future have gone on display in the town centre.

The Future Wimbledon Competition winners have been unveiled in between Morrisons supermarket and the Odeon cinema and now members of the public are being invited to have their say.

Giant slides, a ‘garden high street’, alfresco areas and a concert hall are all within the visions displayed on the stores’ windows.

With a ‘text to vote’ system, the community can now select their favourite vision for Wimbledon’s future.

View the ‘Rising Stars’ designs by professionals in the design industry and ‘Creative Community’ entries, drawn up by local creatives, and pick your favourite to become ‘The People’s Winner’.

The competition, launched last July, built on the success of 2013’s Future Wimbledon Conference, with the council’s regeneration team and Love Wimbledon calling on community groups, residents, built environment specialists and borough businesses to start the debate about how Wimbledon might evolve and look in the future.

The winning entries of the school’s competition ‘Future Wimbledonians’, ,drawn by talented students and school pupils in the borough, ,are also on show.

A special bench has been created, decorated with the Future Wimbledonians entries and will be displayed in Centre Court Shopping Centre.

Helen Clark Bell, Love Wimbledon BID Manager said: “The display gives an insight into the exciting ideas and influences for Wimbledon Town Centre.

“If we can funnel some of the energy and concepts from the professionals, community and school entries into planning for Wimbledon, the future looks extremely positive.”

Merton Council cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration Councillor Andrew Judge said: “The exhibition of shortlisted entries showcases a wealth of ideas and allows local residents and visitors to discuss the ideas.

“Our text-voting system allows people to vote for their favourite ideas so they can directly help shape the brief for future plans and events in partnership with Love Wimbledon later in 2015.”

The designs will be displayed on Morrisons windows until the end of February, with the public winner being announced in the first week of March.

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