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) Summer 16 July Autumn 22 October… 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) Summer 9 July… Read More

Flora grabs the prize at Battersea Park Dog Show

A record-breaking number of dog owners entered their pet for the Battersea Park Dog Show (June 18), raising £803 for the Friends of Battersea Park. Wandsworth Council’s Battersea Park Dog Show teamed up with Armed Forces to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Sunday 18 June. The overall winner of the show was Flora – a… Read More

Another baby python found in Battersea Park area

Members of the public are being advised to keep an eye out for non-poisonous snakes in and around Battersea Park. Over the past fortnight three juvenile Royal Pythons have been found in the area, including one today (Thursday) in Chelsea Bridge Road. They are not venomous and are quite docile. If scared or threatened they… Read More

Fishponds Playing Fields – Public Access

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

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’

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

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

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) Spring 30 April… Read More