Author Archives for Hannah Downing

Wandsworth To Choose Their Sporting Heroes

Wandsworth Council’s Active Wandsworth Awards is all set to celebrate the dedication and achievements for the local sporting community at the annual Active Wandsworth Awards ceremony on Friday 4th March. The ceremony will reflect on the 2021 sporting year and a glittering list of nominees have been announced. The evening will be hosted by Sky… Read More

Enable Leisure and Culture team up across communities in creating new avenue of trees for King George’s Park thanks to generous gift from Japan

Enable Leisure and Culture and Wandsworth Borough Council have collaborated with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association of London Region, and the Sakura Cherry Tree Project in planting an attractive new feature in the form of an avenue of soon-to-be blossoming cherry trees for King George’s Park. The double row of Cherry trees approximately 1.5 metres in height will run from Burr Rd across the Park to the river Wandle near the… Read More

Nominations Now Open for the Active Wandsworth Awards 2021

Enable Leisure and Culture are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2021Active Wandsworth Awards. Winners will be awarded at our annual ceremony taking place on 4 March hosted by reporter, journalist and Sky Sports TV presenter Emma Paton at The Civic Suite, Wandsworth. The importance of sport & physical activity to… Read More

Furzedown Pavilion open day

On Friday 26th November, Enable Events will host an open day at the Furzedown Pavilion. Head down from 3 – 5.30pm for a chance to chat with the team on all things Furzedown, along with the Friends of Furzedown Rec. This is a chance to talk to Enable who manage the site about the space,… Read More

Enable LC win prestigious Social Prescribing award

Wandsworth’s life-changing social prescribing service has won a national award with Enable Leisure and Culture’s social prescribing programme. It has been named national Social Prescribing Programme of the Year at the Link Worker Day 2021 Awards. Social prescribing supports people to take control of their health within their community, an initiative that was introduced by… Read More

Wandsworth Council celebrates Silver Sunday

Wandsworth Council’s Bingo Bonanza  On Sunday 3rd October, Wandsworth Council and Enable Leisure and Culture will host a Silver Sunday event at Wandsworth’s Civic Suite.   The event will start at 2pm and there will be a series of Bingo sessions and prizes, alongside free tea and cake for all to enjoy. The event is free and there’s no need to book, doors… Read More

Wandsworth holds its own Paralympics 

Young people with disabilities have been finding out about the wide range of sporting opportunities on offer in the borough at two showcase events. A wide range of great coaches and volunteers work with inclusive groups around the borough, and this event was the perfect opportunity to showcase the work these individuals do. The Wandsworth… Read More

Love Parks Wandsworth is back!

Love Parks Wandsworth 2021 officially started at the weekend with a litter picking session on Wandsworth Common on Sunday 6th June, hosted by the Friends of Wandsworth Common  supported by Enable Leisure and Culture. The event wasn’t widely publicised due to current Covid-19 restrictions, but that didn’t stop a group of the Friends heading out… Read More

Enjoy your bank holiday break but please help us protect our green spaces

With crowds expected to flock to the borough’s parks and commons this bank holiday weekend, people are being urged to help protect these valuable community green spaces by clearing away their litter. With visitors expected to enjoy drinks, snacks and picnics, there is likely to be lots of waste generated this weekend and people are… Read More

No Mow May

This spring, Wandsworth Council will be joining in with local gardeners to take part in the nationwide No Mow May campaign run by the charity Plantlife. At several greenspaces across the borough during May, the lawnmowers will be stopped and the wildflowers will bloom. Enable Leisure and Culture; who look after the parks and open… Read More