Category: Parks

Bird Walks 2017

Free guided walks led by Peter White. Jackdaw (typically found on Tooting Common) Source: Wikipedia       Discover about the 100+ species of birds that visit and use the Commons; learn to identify them by sight and sound, and find out about their natural history and behaviour.   Wandsworth Common: (by the railway station ticket… Read More

Eco-project to breathe new life into Tooting Common’s ancient grassland

Residents can expect to see improvement works to revive two key areas of Tooting Common over the coming months as part of the Tooting Common Heritage Project. The works will help breathe new life into the lake and also restore the rare and ancient acid grassland which is an important habitat for many species of… Read More

Have your say on Leader’s Gardens revival plan

Putney residents are invited to have their say on a £125,000 plan to rejuvenate Leader’s Gardens and create a new natural play area for local children. Drop-in sessions will be held at the park later this week to showcase Wandsworth Council’s proposals and to invite feedback (details below). The new ‘natural play garden’ would be built… Read More

Free guided bird walk on Tooting Common

Discover more about the 100+ species of bird that visit and use our commons, with bird recorder Peter White. Walks last 4 hours but you can leave any time. Wear suitable shoes and clothing. Do bring binoculars if you have them. Please don’t bring young children or dogs. Meet at 8.30am by staff yard, Dr… Read More

Free guided bird walk on Wandsworth Common

Discover more about the 100+ species of bird that visit and use our commons, with bird recorder Peter White. Walks last 4 hours but you can leave any time. Wear suitable shoes and clothing. Do bring binoculars if you have them. Please don’t bring young children or dogs. Meet at 8.30am by Wandsworth Common train station ticket… Read More

Tooting playground revamp complete

Work on improving the children’s playground in Upper Tooting Park is now complete  The £56,000 improvement project was funded by the Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF)  – a charge levied by the council on developers – and was developed following extensive consultation with park users. It is part of a string of planned playground improvement projects… Read More

Network Rail Survey Wandsworth Common

Due to the extensive flooding that affected railway lines near Wandsworth Common in June 2016, Network Rail will be carrying out a survey of the Common to identify any potential drainage issues that may have contributed to this flooding. The aim is to provide recommendations to prevent this happening again in the future. The survey… Read More

Latchmere Recreation Ground Drop In Session – Have Your Say

What’s happening in our parks Latchmere Recreation Ground Drop In Session Wandsworth Council is developing long term plans for the future management and maintenance of Latchmere Recreation Ground. We’d like your views about the park, your use of the space, any issues that may affect your enjoyment of the park and how it may be… Read More

Public asked for feedback on £65k Latchmere Rec parks cash

Residents who spend time enjoying the green open spaces of a small park in Battersea are being asked for their ideas on how a £65,000 windfall could best be spent. The council’s parks contractor, Enable, has commissioned an independent survey asking local people how the Latchmere Recreation Ground could be improved. Latchmere Rec is in… Read More

Battersea Park retains its prestigious Green Flag

Battersea Park has again been confirmed as one of the best green open spaces in the country after successfully retaining its coveted Green Flag Award. Described as “the jewel in the crown of London’s parks”, the award from leading environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy recognises the best parks and green spaces across the UK. A… Read More