Category: Parks

Restoration begins on historic Tooting Common drinking fountain

Refurbishment work has begun on restoring a prominent and historic landmark on Tooting Common, thanks to National Lottery players. The 1930s drinking fountain is being cleaned, repaired and brought back into public use, as part of a wider scheme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) that’s designed to breathe new life into some of… Read More

Free Bird Walks: Tooting Common

Free guided walks led by Peter White. Discover about the 100+ species of birds that visit and use the Commons; learn to identify them by sight and sound, and find out about their natural history and behaviour.   Tooting Common:                                                   (by the Council Yard, Dr Johnson Avenue, opposite Hillbury Road) Winter* 26 February… Read More

Conservation careers take seed on Tooting Common

So far 15 Wandsworth residents have taken their first steps into ground maintenance and landscape conservation industry thanks to the £1.9m Tooting Common Heritage Project. The trainees – including Dameon Napoli, Ana Viera, Andrew Kauffman and Billy Mohan  – have been working on the common for the last few months and have now successfully completed… Read More

Free Bird Walks: Wandsworth Common

Free guided walks led by Peter White. Discover about the 100+ species of birds that visit and use the Commons; learn to identify them by sight and sound, and find out about their natural history and behaviour.   Wandsworth Common: (by the railway station ticket office, St James’ Drive) Winter* 19 February Spring 23 April Summer… Read More

Swaby Gardens Playground: Public Consultation

Have your say: Swaby Gardens Playground Consultation Public consultation: Tuesday 14 February, 11am to 4pm Earlsfield Library, 276 Magdalen Road, SW18 3NY. Online consultation is open from Monday 6 February to Sunday 19 February.   Wandsworth Council are redesigning the existing junior playground in Swaby Gardens and would like your view. Up to £163,000 of funding… Read More

Bird Walks 2017

Free guided walks led by Peter White. Jackdaw (typically found on Tooting Common) Source: Wikipedia       Discover about the 100+ species of birds that visit and use the Commons; learn to identify them by sight and sound, and find out about their natural history and behaviour.   Wandsworth Common: (by the railway station ticket… Read More

Eco-project to breathe new life into Tooting Common’s ancient grassland

Residents can expect to see improvement works to revive two key areas of Tooting Common over the coming months as part of the Tooting Common Heritage Project. The works will help breathe new life into the lake and also restore the rare and ancient acid grassland which is an important habitat for many species of… Read More

Have your say on Leader’s Gardens revival plan

Putney residents are invited to have their say on a £125,000 plan to rejuvenate Leader’s Gardens and create a new natural play area for local children. Drop-in sessions will be held at the park later this week to showcase Wandsworth Council’s proposals and to invite feedback (details below). The new ‘natural play garden’ would be built… Read More

Tooting playground revamp complete

Work on improving the children’s playground in Upper Tooting Park is now complete  The £56,000 improvement project was funded by the Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF)  – a charge levied by the council on developers – and was developed following extensive consultation with park users. It is part of a string of planned playground improvement projects… Read More

Network Rail Survey Wandsworth Common

Due to the extensive flooding that affected railway lines near Wandsworth Common in June 2016, Network Rail will be carrying out a survey of the Common to identify any potential drainage issues that may have contributed to this flooding. The aim is to provide recommendations to prevent this happening again in the future. The survey… Read More