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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

Potters of Putney Plant Seeds in St George’s Hospital Garden

The space outside the Intensive Care Unit at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, is currently far from inspiring. The visitors, waiting for news of their loved ones, are left to view a mossy roof space from the waiting room window. During the summer of 2016, Miranda Duffy, a student of Ceramics at Wandsworth Council’s Putney School… 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

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