Category: Parks

Please don’t bring barbecues to parks

It is against local byelaws to light fires or use barbecues in any of the borough’s parks and green spaces. People who contravene this byelaw could be prosecuted and fined. People who use barbecues nearly always leave behind scorched patches of burned grass that take months to recover. On other occasions people have tipped burning… Read More

An open letter to residents of Wandsworth

Dear Wandsworth residents, I am writing on behalf of the Parks Team, Parks Police, Tree and Horticultural contractors in Wandsworth who have been working to maintain greenspaces for you to use during the lockdown period. Our principle aim during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to ensure that greenspaces remain accessible to as many people as… Read More

Joggers, please give people space

We want people to exercise in our parks and green spaces and remain healthy and safe, however, those taking exercise, especially joggers and runners, need to act responsibly and make sure they observe the two metre rule and protect other park users. People running in parks should follow these guidelines: Please stay at least two… Read More

Why must dogs be kept on leads in parks COVID-19

Some people have questioned why there are new rules in place in parks and open spaces requiring owners to keep their dogs on leads. This is to ensure that all park visitors comply with the Government’s advice on social distancing – requiring people to remain two metres apart from each other. These rules have been… Read More

Playgrounds close in parks to prevent the spread of Covid-19

Playgrounds, outdoor gyms, toilets and all other facilities in Wandsworth’s parks and commons have been closed following the latest guidelines on social distancing.     The borough’s parks remain open, but people are being reminded they must comply with the rules set out by the Prime Minister.   This means people should not congregate in groups and people must remain two… Read More

EGG-CEPTIONAL EASTER EGG TRAIL IN BATTERSEA PARK

Love Parks Wandsworth is back – and so is the Augmented Reality Easter Egg Game! The virtual world meets the real one at Battersea Park this Easter weekend in a state-of-the-art egg hunt. The popular Augmented Reality Easter Egg Trail is back in Battersea Park! To celebrate the launch of this year’s Love Parks Wandsworth,… Read More

Community gets together to plant trees

A project to plant trees in 15 different sites across the borough has been successfully completed. The community tree planting project was delivered by the council’s trees and parks teams in association with local schools, community groups, residents and parks friends’ groups. The council successfully applied for £17,800 from the Greater London Authority’s Greener City… Read More