Category: Parks

War Comes Home Project

Last Thursday (6 June), the hugely successful ‘War Comes Home Project’ welcomed 130 people to the Royal Academy of Art to share the timely and moving talk – ‘Growing up in wartime Battersea’. Last Thursday, the hugely successful ‘War Comes Home Project’ welcomed 130 people to the Royal Academy of Art to share the timely… Read More

New Riverside Terrace for Wandsworth Park

A Riverside Terrace has opened at Wandsworth Park, creating a new public space in a formerly disused part of the popular park. The council has asked the Friends of Wandsworth Park to manage the Terrace, and volunteers will be opening and closing it every day. The aim is to turn it into a sensory garden…. Read More

Mental Health Awareness Week

Next week marks the return of Mental Health Awareness Week. Supported by Wandsworth Council it will focus on the theme of Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. From an early age we are bombarded with images of what an ‘ideal’ body should look like, but body image issues can affect… Read More

Have your say on how best to spend £300k on improvements at Fred Wells Gardens

A public consultation will begin next week to gauge people’s priorities for how best to spend more than £300,000 on improving a small park in Battersea along with its children’s playground. Wandsworth Council’s open spaces contractor Enable Leisure and Culture will be seeking the public’s views on the best way to spend £316,000, which has… Read More

New swing for The Pleasance play space

A new basket swing has been installed at The Pleasance in Putney and is already being enjoyed by the local community. The swing was officially unveiled this week by Councillor Sutters, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Open Spaces, and Enable Leisure and Culture’s Ian Mitchell, along with representatives of Enable Leisure and Culture’s parks… Read More

National Tree Week: Wandsworth Common Tree Talk and Walk

Saturday 1 December, 1.30am to 4pm Talk and Guided walk Organised by Enable Leisure and Culture To celebrate National Tree Week, Enable Leisure and Culture’s Tree Officers are giving a talk about Wandsworth Common’s trees, followed by a winter tree identification walk around the common. Please wear footwear and clothing suitable for walking outdoors. If… Read More

National Tree Week: Tooting Common Tree Planting

Friday 30 November, 10am to 4pm Organised by the Tooting Common Heritage Project As part of National Tree Week, the Tooting Common Heritage Project will be planting 15 trees across the common. Please come and lend a hand with the planting that will contribute to the succession of native trees on the common. All tools… Read More

Love Parks: It’s a fair cop

As part of Wandsworth Council and Enable Leisure and Culture’s Love Parks campaign, Jonathan Lovett meets the men and women who patrol our parks. PCs Althea and Selina “This is the best job and I wouldn’t trade it in for anything,” said police constable Althea Mason-Josephs. “I like helping people so what better way to… Read More

Love Parks: Godley Gardens gets a makeover

Godley Gardens, a green open space in Earlsfield, has undergone an impressive transformation Thanks to funding from Wandsworth Council managed by Enable Leisure and Culture, the work to improve the valuable green space in Godley Road followed an online consultation asking residents what they would like to see take place there.As a result Godley Gardens… Read More