Author Archives for Hannah Downing

Battersea Park’s Fireworks Digital Celebration

Set your alarm, the launch of Wandsworth Council’s Battersea Park Fireworks digital celebration is tomorrow! The video will be live on Saturday 7th November at 8pm. Although we won’t have a show this year, we are still celebrating the iconic Battersea Park Fireworks with a digital celebration. Visit our YouTube page and subscribe to our channel to be the… Read More

Coronavirus Critical Update

Updated: Thursday 5th November Due to the national lockdown, there are some changes with our facilities and services from today. Please see below for the precautions we are taking: Parks All our parks and open spaces will remain open. However, from 5 November, in line with Government guidance, tennis courts and outdoor gyms will be closed…. Read More

It’s official – Wandsworth has some of the best green spaces in London!

The borough is celebrating having more green flags than ever before flying over its parks and commons. The Green Flag Award is an international mark of quality and recognised standard for well-managed parks and green spaces all over the world. Its winners are committed to making the parks the best they can for their community…. Read More

Bandstand Chamber Festival comes to Battersea Park

1-15 September 2020, Battersea Park Bandstand, SW11 4NJ Doric Quartet, Maggini Quartet, Solem Quartet & Anthony Friend, Hill Quartet Wandsworth Council is proud to host the Bandstand Chamber Festival, founded by clarinetist and concert promoter Anthony Friend, with a series of free, outdoor chamber music concerts. Four of the UK’s best-loved string quartets will take… Read More

Friends of Wandsworth Common go plogging

Wandsworth Council kicked off its annual summer campaign, Love Parks Wandsworth – at the weekend – with a community clean up event and plog organised by the Friends of Wandsworth Common. The day saw Friends of Wandsworth Common – supported by voluntary group Plogolution – run a fun, socially-distanced litter pick and mini-plog, where you… Read More

Love your parks this summer

Wandsworth Council is launching its annual summer campaign this weekend, Love Parks, under the umbrella of Keep Britain Tidy’s movement. The campaign will encourage everyone who visits the borough’s many parks and open spaces to celebrate what’s great about them. Park goers are reminded to be kind to them and show respect to the huge… Read More

Grants available to the voluntary and community sector

Voluntary and community organisations in Wandsworth can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to develop services for residents The grants are available from Social Prescribing Wandsworth, which helps improve people’s health and wellbeing by connecting them to activities and services within their community. Since its launch in November 2019, the scheme has helped more… Read More

Summer School courses at Putney School of Art and Design are open for enrolment!

Updated: 16 July 2020 “To alleviate understandable concerns, I want to update you on how we are planning for the re-opening of the School, following Government announcements regarding easing lockdown restrictions. As mentioned before, the safety of staff and students will continue to be our key priority. The approach we are taking is based on… Read More