Friends of Greenspaces and MACS

Friends of Greenspaces Groups are any community group, user group, association, or similar, who have the sole focus of playing an active role in the management and improvement of a specific site managed by Enable Leisure and Culture on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

There are a number of Friends Groups across the borough who work to connect local people with the greenspace, help shape how parks and open spaces are improved, support public consultations and assist in securing additional funding for a particular greenspace.

If you would like to know more about a specific Friends Group, what they do and how to get involved, please click on a link in the table below. If there is no link for the Friends Group that you are interested in, please email parks@enablelc.org and we will forward your details on to them.

 

Friends of Battersea Park www.friendsofbatterseapark.org
Bramford Community Gardens www.ttwandsworth.wordpress.com/community-garden/
Friends of Christchurch Gardens www.facebook.com/ChristchurchFriendsGroup
Friends of Coronation Gardens www.focoronationgardens.co.uk/
Friends of Fred Wells Gardens www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheFredWellsGardens
Friends of Furzedown Recreation Ground Please email parks@enablelc.org and we will forward your details on to Friends of Furzedown Recreation Ground
Friends of Tooting Common www.friendsoftootingcommon.uk/
Friends of Wandsworth Common www.wandsworthcommon.org/
Friends of Wandsworth Park www.wandsworthpark.weebly.com

A MAC is an elected group of volunteers, initially set up by Wandsworth Council, to monitor and advise the Council and its contractors on the management of a greenspace on behalf of its users. There are two MACs in Wandsworth: Wandsworth Common MAC and Tooting Common MAC.

To find out more about the work of the MACs and how to get involved, please see below.

The 2019 Annual Public Meeting (APM) of Tooting Common Management Advisory Committee will be held on Monday 24 June 2019 at Tooting Common Lido Pavilion (SW16 1RU).  The meeting will start at 7.30pm. People will be welcome from 7pm.

For more information about the work of Tooting Common MAC and how to get involved, please visit https://tootingcommons.org/

 

The 2019 Annual Public Meeting (APM) of the Wandsworth Common Management Advisory Committee (the MAC) will be held on Monday 17 June 2019 at 7pm at Naturescope (behind the Skylark Cafe) on Wandsworth Common.
The MAC, which was set up in 1986 under a Constitution agreed with Wandsworth Borough Council, is a body elected by local residents at the APM, which is open to all users of the Common.
The main aim of the MAC is to work in partnership with the Council, Enable (the current appointed managing agents of all of the Borough’s Commons, Parks and Open spaces), users of the Common and the recently formed Friends of Wandsworth Common to:
  • protect and enhance the biodiversity, wildlife and natural aspects of the common
  • make sure the common provides a balance between organised activities and free space for individuals and small groups to enjoy
  • promote the Common as an essential asset, benefiting local communities
  • enable fundraising and encourage volunteering in support of the above
  • provide opportunities to increase community use and involvement amongst different age groups
  • support and engage with all stakeholder groups
  • monitor the management and development of the Common
  • hold Wandsworth Council, its Managing Agents and contractors to account and ensure services are delivered in line with the Management Plan
  • support users and local residents and communities to achieve their vision for the common
At the APM the MAC will report on its activities during the year, listen and respond to users’ questions and observations on all aspects of the common and oversee the election of members for the year ahead.

Nominations for Committee Members

Like most voluntary groups the MAC are always looking for good, enthusiastic people to join their committee. If you would like to nominate yourself or another party for election to the MAC please read the Wandsworth Common MAC Member Profile and Nomination process or separately refer to the shared Wandsworth Common MAC and Friends website https://www.wandsworthcommon.org/about-us-wwco.
In short, nominees should preferably be local regular users of the common, appreciate how lucky we are to have such a wonderful open space on our doorstep – “Our little piece of countryside” – and attend up to 6 evening meetings a year.