Category: Parks

Wandsworth Heritage Festival 2018: Parks and Open Spaces of the Borough

WANDSWORTH HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2018: 26 May to 10 June ‘Parks and Open Spaces of the Borough’   The focus of this year’s Wandsworth Heritage Festival (WHF) is a celebration of Wandsworth’s many open spaces. This programme of events has been brought together by Heritage Wandsworth: the local history and historic environment partnership for the Borough… Read More

Official opening of The Promontory Garden, Battersea Park

A new landscaped riverside garden has been created in Battersea Park in the latest stage of an ongoing series of improvements in the park worth £840,000. A few days ago The Promontory was officially opened – bringing a hitherto overlooked and unused area of the park back to life as part of a £100,000 scheme…. Read More

Drinking Fountain Flowing Again!

Thanks to National Lottery players, the 1930’s art deco drinking fountain on Tooting Common has been successfully restored to its former glory and is once again offering passers-by free drinking water. On a crisp and sunny afternoon two weeks ago, 45 local residents gathered on the corner of Dr Johnson Avenue and Tooting Bec Road… Read More

Help shape playground upgrades

The council plans to upgrade three Wandsworth Common playgrounds, and is holding drop-in events to get the input of local people. Go along at the following times to find out what is proposed and to give your opinion on what playground equipment you would like installed. Windmill Nursery, Heathfield Rd, Wandsworth on Wednesday February 21 between… 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) Autumn 29 October meet at 8.30am, walks… 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) Autumn 22 October meet at 8.30am,… Read More

New Gym at Latchmere Recreation Residents are invited to attend a free personal training session on Wednesday 20 September between 4 to 6pm to celebrate the opening of the new gym facilities. Free, no booking required – just turn up!    

‘Shiver me timbers’ – them pirates have set sail for Earlsfield

A fearsome looking pirate ship – The Golden Ghost – is fast approaching Earlsfield. But tremble ye not landlubbers – for this galleon doesn’t sail the seven seas – but it will instead soon be the centrepiece of the new-look Swaby Gardens playground. The Golden Ghost – bless all who sail in her The playground… Read More

Plan to use penalty notices could free up parks police for more patrols

There is still time for people to have their say on council-backed proposals to change the way bad behaviour is dealt with in its biggest parks and open spaces which could free up the borough’s parks police officers to carry out additional patrols. Some of Wandsworth’s larger green spaces are covered by a series of… Read More