Category: Parks

Barking up the right tree!

Logs from Wandsworth Council’s Battersea Park have been used to help create Battersea Dogs and Cats Home’s first ever sensory garden. The garden acts as a stimulus for many of the dogs in need of care and can help improve their confidence. Logs from ash and oak trees in Battersea Park have also been dotted… Read More

PLANTING A FUTURE FOR OUR NATIONAL PARK CITY

To celebrate London becoming a National Park City Wandsworth Council are giving away 1,000 reusable and recyclable plant pots filled with flowers or herbs seeds. The plan is for you to grow the plant and then give it to a neighbour, colleague, chosen charity or group and help make London greener. It’s all part of… Read More

Love Parks Week

Once again it’s time to show some park love in a celebration of the wonderful green spaces of Wandsworth. Running from July 12 to July 21 Love Parks Week is a nationwide celebration and the perfect opportunity to enjoy your favourite park, or perhaps explore new ones. It’s all part of Wandsworth Council’s six-month celebration… Read More

Wandsworth Council’s Battersea Park Dog 2019

Thank you for coming to Wandsworth Council’s Battersea Park Dog Show A record-breaking number of dog owners entered their pet for the Battersea Park Dog Show on Sunday (June 23), raising £831 for the Friends of Battersea Park. The Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Jane Cooper opened the popular event which attracted over 6,000 visitors, a… Read More

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