Category: News

Have your say on improvement plans for Earlsfield’s Godley Gardens

Local residents are being asked for their views on improvement plans for Godley Gardens, a small green open space on Godley Road, Earlsfield. An online consultation runs until Sunday 16 July and there are three alternative designs to consider.  Proposals include a musical area, a trampoline, communal seating, undulating surfaces and a sun dial. A… Read More

Snakes alive! Three foot long python found in Battersea Park

Wandsworth’s parks and events police officers made an unusual arrest in Battersea Park this week when they came across a three foot long python. The juvenile Royal Python was found in an area of grassland near Rosery Gate known as ‘The Wilderness’ on Monday evening. Pc Jason Crawford made the ‘arrest’

Get ready for Live at the Bandstand

Dust off your cowboy boots because Wandsworth Council’s ‘Live at the Bandstand’ is back, and this year will have a country and western theme. The event takes place on Saturday 17 June from 12noon to 6pm at the Victorian Bandstand in Battersea Park and is suitable for all ages. Entry is free. Live music includes… Read More

Have your say on the Active Wandsworth Strategy Consultation 2017

Active Wandsworth is consulting on its new strategy to help make Wandsworth a place where everyone can be active and healthy. Active Wandsworth has launched a new five year strategy for 2017 – 2022 to help tackle inactivity in the borough and is looking for residents who currently do not play or do not take… Read More

In pictures: Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017

As the curtain comes down on the 2017 Wandsworth Arts Fringe, here are just some of the highlights from all the incredible arts and cultural performances that took place. With 140 mesmerising events across 65 venues, Wandsworth Arts Fringe showcased world class performances from the gravity defying acrobats, Hoops and Loops at Tooting Tram and… Read More

Please don’t bring barbecues to parks

With hot and sunny weather forecast for this bank holiday weekend, people flocking to the borough’s parks and commons are being reminded that they cannot bring barbecues. It is against byelaws to light fires or barbecues in any of the borough’s parks and open spaces. People who contravene this byelaw could be prosecuted and fined…. Read More

Bravery award for Parks Police

Officers from Wandsworth council’s Parks Police have received a bravery commendation from the Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Richard Field. The mayor has presented four officers with an Award for Exemplary Performance after they were involved in the arrest of a man for possession of a controlled drug and possession of an offensive weapon following an… Read More

Host your own show as part of October’s Wandsworth Artists’ Open House

This October why not open your home or studio to the public? The annual Wandsworth Artists’ Open House (AOH) is back this Autumn and we are looking for artists and makers to take part. Part of Wandsworth Council’s arts and culture programme, AOH brings together creatives to showcase their talents and skills across the borough… Read More

Restoration of Tooting Common’s rare grassland habitat begins

Thanks to National Lottery players, the next stage of the Tooting Common restoration project is now underway. This morning (Wednesday) work began reviving the common’s valuable and rare grassland habitat. The work, which is part of the wider Tooting Common Heritage Project, involves shallow scraping and the removal of nutrient rich soil on the Lido… Read More