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Wimbledon Common Conservation

The Commons are an area of calm and tranquility in the midst of the urban sprawls of Wimbledon, Putney and Kingston-upon-Thames in South West London.

The Commons comprise about 460 hectares (1,140 acres) of countryside split between Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath and Putney Lower Common. Putney Lower Common is separated from the rest of the Common by about 1.5 miles. Approximately 360 hectares (900 acres) of the Commons are a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

The Commons consist of woodland, scrub land, heath land, and mown recreation areas and there are also nine ponds. They are the home to a wide variety of bird, animal and plant life. Being an unfenced Common, the whole area is open to the public 24 hours a day throughout the year. On an average weekend there can be some 10,000 visitors and users of the Commons.

TVF have provided a level of funding to support the Common’s volunteers with new tools and equipment to enhance their conservation work on the Common.


Fast facts

Country Details
Project location: United Kingdom
Capital: London, Edinburgh, Belfast & Cardiff
Population: 62.6 million
Below the poverty line: 
Children in education: 4.4 million
Adult literacy: 
Unemployment: 8.1%

Project Details
When: 2008
Focus: Community
Impact: Community over  3 years

Donation Ratio:

Partners: WPCC