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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

Free beginners running club on Tuesdays – Get Out Get Active Roehampton!

Local people in Roehampton are being invited to join a free running club for beginners, which sets off from outside Café Joy, on Danebury Avenue, at 5.45pm on Tuesdays. It’s part of a new sport and physical activities initiative called Get Out Get Active (GOGA) to support disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active… Read More

Wandsworth is Top of the Table

Wandsworth’s Girls Cricket Team took Wandsworth to the top of the table at the London Youth Games The Wandsworth Girls Cricket team took part in the London Youth Games Cricket finals at Lords Cricket Ground and took Wandsworth to the top of the table for the London Youth Games. With 180 points Wandsworth has taken… Read More

MORE VENUES, MORE EVENTS, MORE VARIETY, MORE MAGIC

Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Sneak preview reveals rich array of choice and quality   As the first tickets go on sale today, Wandsworth Council offer a sneak preview of the 2017 Wandsworth Arts Fringe programme. With 140 shows in 65 venues across the borough, this year’s festival promises to be the biggest and most varied yet…. Read More

Last stop before Tate: Material Action continues at Pump House Gallery

This weekend, Pump House Gallery is hosting a special art installation before it moves to Tate Exchange at Tate Modern next week On display will be a series of fired ceramic bricks, each unique and recently created by local Wandsworth residents and groups including Battersea Harris Academy, FAST, and the R.O.S.E. Community Centre. In creating… Read More

Ravenstone School triumphs at Wandsworth Primary Sportshall Athletics 2017

Over 30 schools entered Wandsworth Council’s annual Wandsworth Primary Sportshall Athletics competition, with Ravenstone School crowned as overall winners. Competitors came from Wandsworth, Putney and Battersea to battle it out to the top for indoor athletics. Sports included obstacle relays, sprinting and long jump. The top two schools from each heat went on to compete… 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

20 years of Wandsworth’s Sporting Stars and Community Heroes

Wandsworth Council’s Active Wandsworth Awards look back on the 2016 sporting year and celebrate sporting individuals, clubs, volunteers and coaches for all their hard work and exceptional achievements in 2016. The 2016 awards were particularly special as they marked 20 years of Active Wandsworth. The annual event was attended by sporting royalty; Gold medal winning… 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

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