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MyLondon News: “ Ex-Coronation Street star blasts Wimbledon tennis club expansion plans”

MyLondon News: 3 Nov 2022, By Tara O'Connor, Local Democracy Reporter:


"Actress Thelma Ruby and comedy writer Andy Hamilton spoke against the plans


Famous Wimbledon residents have voiced their opposition to “ludicrous” plans for an expansion of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.


The renowned tennis club wants to expand into Wimbledon Park Golf Club under plans that would span 67 hectares between Wimbledon and Wandsworth. The club said the proposals, which include an 8,000-seat show court, would bring “substantial public benefit” to the area.


However, the idea was opposed by many locals with almost 100 concerned residents logging on to an online meeting organised by the London branch of the Campaign for the Preservation of Rural England (CPRE) on Wednesday afternoon (2 November 2022).."...read more

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