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Free Family Fun Run in Battersea Park

Wandsworth Council is excited to announce a series of free family running races at Battersea Park this summer as part of the council’s Love Parks Wandsworth campaign; celebrating the beautiful parks and greenspaces. Wandsworth have teamed up with local running club, Clapham Chasers, to deliver the free family friendly runs which will take place on… 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

Inclusive arts at Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Wandsworth Council’s Wandsworth Arts Fringe (WAF) returns from May 3-19, and this year promises to be more accessible than ever. For its tenth anniversary, Wandsworth Arts Fringe is hosting an impressive range of events that are widely accessible, including several that showcase the work of disabled artists.Action Space is showcasing 6 artists with learning disabilities: Assembled… Read More

Wandsworth Council’s Wandsworth Arts Fringe is back!

WANDSWORTH ARTS FRINGE IS TEN! Tickets are on sale for Wandsworth Council’s premiere arts festival as it rockets into its second decade. To celebrate this landmark birthday, #WAF10 highlights ten projects which celebrate the artists, companies and organisations that have been part of been part of WAF’s first ten years. These are the people who… Read More

Girls Get Active

The Girls Active project to get teenage girls taking part in sport and physical activity has got off to a flying start.   The project works with girls aged 13-16 from Ark Putney Academy, Burntwood and Graveney Academy, providing the support they need to gain a sports qualification. The students can then deliver sport and exercise… Read More

Awards for sporting stars and community heroes

Wandsworth Council’s Active Wandsworth Awards looked back on the 2018 sporting year and celebrate sporting individuals, clubs, volunteers and coaches for all their hard work and exceptional achievements. The evening was hosted by Sky Sports News presenter and avid Sheffield Wednesday fan, David Garrido with special guests Fara Williams, England’s most capped female footballer and… 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

Still time to Kick the Fat

There’s still time to get fit and have fun with another chance to take part in a new football-based weight-loss programme. Another round of sign-ups is being held for Wandsworth Council’s Kick the Fat course, starting on February 9. Kick the Fat is a 7-a-side league with a difference – it’s only for players who… Read More

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