Category: Parks

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

Love Parks: Playground improvements could be in the pipeline at Garratt Park

Families and young people living in Earlsfield are being asked to help shape a range of sports and leisure improvements at a popular local neighbourhood green space. The council and its parks contractor, Enable Leisure and Culture, are gauging opinion on what local people like about Garratt Park and what they would like to see… Read More

Love Parks: Green flag flying high over Battersea Park

The prestigious Green Flag Award has been awarded to the park from leading environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy L-r: Sam Kemp, Horticultural Development Officer, Enable Leisure and Culture, Simon Jones, idverde, Laurie Black, Parks and Events Police Sergeant, Enable Leisure and Culture, Frances Radcliffe, Chair of the Friends of Battersea Park, Cllr Steffi Sutters, Paul… Read More

Love Parks: Local schemes recognised in Horticulture Week awards

Two projects managed by Enable Leisure and Culture have been recognised in the 2018 Horticulture Week Custodian Awards  The awards are a chance to celebrate the innovative work of green space managers, their teams and the stakeholders, in bringing to life a variety of projects. The Promontory, Battersea Park was shortlisted for the Best Parks… Read More

Love Parks Week

Love Parks is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the green spaces of Wandsworth – which has one of the highest number of council-owned parks and open spaces in inner London. It’s a nationwide celebration and opportunity for residents to get out and enjoy their favourite park, or discover new ones, and appreciate exactly why parks… Read More

Have your say on plans for £111k Furzedown Rec pavilion upgrade

Residents in the Furzedown area of Tooting are being urged to have their say on plans that could see more than £100,000 invested in a local green space. The council has earmarked £111,000 for improvements to the vacant bowling pavilion at the Furzedown Recreation Ground – known locally as the Furzedown Rec. Refurbishing the empty… Read More