Author Archives for Amy

Local families explore Tooting wildflower meadow

Wildflower Meadow More than 70 local children have paid a visit to Wandsworth Council’s first wildflower meadow at Furzedown Recreation Ground, Tooting, where they helped build a five star bug hotel. Organised by the newly formed Friends of Furzedown Recreation Ground, Wandsworth Council and Enable Leisure and Culture, the open day also saw families add… 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 yesterday (June 19), raising £420 for the Friends of Battersea Park. The Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Richard Field opened the event and judged several novelty classes, which included best rescue dog and best trick. The day was part of the… Read More

Best Parks and Events Police in the UK

Wandsworth Parks and Events Police are the first in the UK to attain a Level 5 NVQ Event Safety/Policing. They join event managers from venues and events across the world in the receiving this significant qualification. An official certificate presentation took place on Wednesday 15 June to mark the special occasion. The qualification covers a… Read More

Melanie Bellis

The US Embassy makes it to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Artist and student at Putney School of Art and Design, Melanie Bellis, has been selected for the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Bellis’ celebrates London’s architecture through drawing urban spaces and transforming them into atmospheric etchings. Recent work includes contrasts of new construction alongside… Read More

Horticulture Weekly: Custodian Awards Finalist

Best Park Partnership for Battersea Park’s Old English Garden We are delighted to be finalists for the 2016 Horticulture Weekly Custodian Awards. We entered the Best Park Partnership category for our partnership work between Wandsworth Council, Enable Leisure and Culture, Thrive, Quadron idverde at Battersea Park’s Old English Garden. This is a great achievement for our first year, congratulations to… Read More

Inspired illustrator wins The Linbury Trust prize

Rachel Hunt, illustration student from Putney School of Art and Design, wins The Linbury Trust Highly Commended Prize Rachel Hunt, an illustration student at Wandsworth Council’s Putney School of Art and Design, recently won the Linbury Trust Highly Commended Prize as part of the ‘Inspired by…’ exhibition at Morley Gallery. Rachel’s piece ‘Natural World Playing… Read More

Dino Day rocks Roehampton as Arts Fringe continues

              Hundreds of people got up close with a dinosaur on Saturday as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe. The Alton Goes Ancient event included a giant ‘dinosaur’, plus arts and crafts and other free family fun in the heart of Roehampton. The event was organised by Roehampton Outdoor… Read More

Wandsworth Heritage Festival

Talk: Wandsworth in the First World War Tuesday 31 May at 6.30pm Battersea Library, 265 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 1JB Organised in association with Enable Leisure and Culture. Historian and author Paul McCue will speak about his research on the Battersea and Wandsworth Battalions and their experiences in the trenches. Archivist Ruth MacLeod will discuss life… Read More

The Wildflower Meadow Open Day

The Friends of Furzedown Rec present ‘The Wildflower Meadow Open Day’ Saturday 11 June   |   11am – 3pm   |   Free Furzedown Recreation Ground   |   Picnics welcome Build a ‘bug hotel’ We will provide the timber and tools, please bring along your own materials to make the bugs house a home, such as; cardboard, leaves, twigs,… Read More