A large protest meeting has been called ahead of the end of the Crossrail 2 consultation on Friday, which has the potential to demolish huge areas of Wimbledon town centre.

The consultation, which ends on Friday, January 8, has given residents the opportunity to comment on the controversial plans, which include the demolition of Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon Bridge House and some homes, and may last for up to 11 years.

The Victorian Society, which campaigns to save Victorian and Edwardian architecture, has launched a campaign to save a number of historic buildings in the firing line across the capital.

They hope to save the Prince of Wales pub in the town centre, a former 17th century coaching inn rebuilt in 1870, and Grade II listed 1904 former fire station by Charles Hanlet Cooper and a former church now housing a branch of Boots in Wimbledon.

October 30: Parts of Wimbledon town centre including Centre Court Shopping Centre could be demolished to make way for Crossrail 2

November 23: Crossrail 2 update: Centre Court Shopping Centre, homes and Wimbledon Bridge House offices may be demolished over 11 years

These major works are needed to prepare Wimbledon for an expected 3,000 extra peak time commuters, four extra platforms and 30 Crossrail 2 trains passing through the station each hour.

A residents meeting, organised by Time and Leisure editor and former chairman of Wimbledon BookFest Tony Kane, will be held in Wimbledon on Thursday, January 7, to protest against the plans and discuss what effect the proposals will have on local people and businesses.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting, which is expecting a large turn out. It will be held at the Holy Trinity Church off Wimbledon Broadway between 7pm and 9pm.

To view the proposals, visit: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/crossrail2/october2015/user_uploads/s13b.pdf

To comment on the plans before the end of the consultation on Friday, visit:www.crossrail2.co.uk