Best Parks and Events Police in the UK

Wandsworth Parks and Events Police are the first in the UK to attain a Level 5 NVQ Event Safety/Policing. They join event managers from venues and events across the world in the receiving this significant qualification. An official certificate presentation took place on Wednesday 15 June to mark the special occasion. The qualification covers a… Read More

Melanie Bellis

The US Embassy makes it to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Artist and student at Putney School of Art and Design, Melanie Bellis, has been selected for the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Bellis’ celebrates London’s architecture through drawing urban spaces and transforming them into atmospheric etchings. Recent work includes contrasts of new construction alongside… Read More

Horticulture Weekly: Custodian Awards Finalist

Best Park Partnership for Battersea Park’s Old English Garden We are delighted to be finalists for the 2016 Horticulture Weekly Custodian Awards. We entered the Best Park Partnership category for our partnership work between Wandsworth Council, Enable Leisure and Culture, Thrive, Quadron idverde at Battersea Park’s Old English Garden. This is a great achievement for our first year, congratulations to… Read More

Inspired illustrator wins The Linbury Trust prize

Rachel Hunt, illustration student from Putney School of Art and Design, wins The Linbury Trust Highly Commended Prize Rachel Hunt, an illustration student at Wandsworth Council’s Putney School of Art and Design, recently won the Linbury Trust Highly Commended Prize as part of the ‘Inspired by…’ exhibition at Morley Gallery. Rachel’s piece ‘Natural World Playing… Read More

Wandsworth Heritage Festival

Talk: Wandsworth in the First World War Tuesday 31 May at 6.30pm Battersea Library, 265 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 1JB Organised in association with Enable Leisure and Culture. Historian and author Paul McCue will speak about his research on the Battersea and Wandsworth Battalions and their experiences in the trenches. Archivist Ruth MacLeod will discuss life… Read More

The Wildflower Meadow Open Day

The Friends of Furzedown Rec present ‘The Wildflower Meadow Open Day’ Saturday 11 June   |   11am – 3pm   |   Free Furzedown Recreation Ground   |   Picnics welcome Build a ‘bug hotel’ We will provide the timber and tools, please bring along your own materials to make the bugs house a home, such as; cardboard, leaves, twigs,… Read More

Artists’ Open House

Artists’ Open House: Are you a local artist wanting to host your own show?   Wandsworth Artists’ Open House is back this October and looking for artists to take part. This is a unique experience where artists open their homes, studios or other venues to show and sell work direct to the public. Last year… Read More

Apply for a 2016 – 2017 Fishing Permit

If you would like to know more about fishing in the borough, how to apply or what licence you need please visit The fishing season does not start until Wednesday 15 June 2016 but you can apply for your permit today.

Enable Parks Quarterly Newsletter: May 2016

Sign up to quarterly Parks Team newsletter View the latest newsletter here. To subscribe to all parks newsletters and updates, add your contact details. Please note, the Parks Team update will be circulated on a quarterly basis. You may receive monthly or bi-monthly for parks related news and updates.   From the Friends Thank you to… Read More


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