Category: Parks

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) Spring 23 April Summer 16 July… Read More

‘Shiver me timbers’ – a pirate ship is plotting course for Earlsfield

A fearsome looking pirate ship has been spotted sailing towards Earlsfield. But fear not – it isn’t one that sails the seven seas – but a ship that will soon be the centrepiece of the new-look Swaby Gardens playground that’s getting a £163,000 makeover.   The replica pirate vessel, complete with ropes, nets, slides and… Read More

Fishponds Playing Fields

FISHPONDS PLAYING FIELDS – ALLOWING PUBLIC ACCESS OVER THE SUMMER In response to requests from local residents Wandsworth Council has decided to open up Fishponds playing fields for a trial period for the use and enjoyment of local people as an open space. Normally the playing fields are only used by sports clubs that have… Read More

Swaby Gardens Playground: Public Consultation Results

Wining Design Wandsworth Council are redesigning the existing junior playground in Swaby Gardens and recently asked local residents for their view as to which design should be built in the space. By popular vote, the winning design is option one which combines a ship-themed multi-play with ropes, nets, lookout towers and a slide. Funding of… Read More

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