And give them your ideas
Staff from Wandsworth's Parks Department will be visiting the borough’s smaller open spaces to field questions and listen to local people’s views about how these areas could be enhanced and improved.
The council is currently conducting a public consultation on the best ways of looking after and protecting these small local parks. The feedback will help shape future management plans.
Officers in the parks team will be visiting the open spaces listed belo over the next four weeks, as part of the consultation so that they can answer questions and get some face-to-face feedback.
Wandsworth’s environment spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook, said: “We are blessed to live in a beautiful green borough with some really amazing parks and open spaces.
“All told there are around 1,600 acres of parks and green spaces in Wandsworth. This includes larger spaces like Battersea Park, Wandsworth Common and Tooting Common as well as those that are managed by other external organisations such as Putney Heath, Wimbledon Common and the parkland around Springfield Hospital.
“But a large proportion of this total is represented by the 25 smaller local parks that are really valuable to local people. We want to ensure that these important little oases continue to play an active role in the heart of their communities and provide places that can be used for recreation, fun and relaxation.
”We want people to tell us how they use their local neighbourhood parks, how well they think they’re managed and if they feel they could be improved in any way. This feedback will help us draw up plans to make them even better.”
Details of the feedback sessions are as follows...
Wednesday, August 5 - 1pm Garratt Lane Old Burial Ground SW18; 2.30pm Bramford Gardens SW18.
Thursday, August 6 – 1pm Heathbrook Park SW8; 2.30 pm Montefiore Gardens SW8.
Wednesday, August 12 – 1pm Lavender Gardens SW11; 2.30pm Latchmere Rec SW11
Thursday, August 13 – 1pm Shillington Park SW11; 2.30pm Falcon Park SW11
Wednesday, August 19 – 1pm Garratt Park SW18; 2.30pm Swaby Gardens SW18
Thursday, August 20 – 9am Garratt Green SW17; 10.30am Godley Gardens SW18
Wednesday, August 26 – 1pm Fred Wells Gardens SW11; 2.30pm Harroway Gardens SW11
The consultation runs until August 31st. To take part follow the links from www.wandsworth.gov.uk/consult. If you would prefer to fill in a paper survey email email@example.com or call (020) 8871 6347.
The 25 small parks at the heart of the consultation are:
Bramford Gardens, SW18
Christchurch Gardens, SW11
Coronation Gardens, SW18
Falcon Park, SW11
Fountain Rec, SW17
Fred Wells Gardens, SW11
Furzedown Rec, SW17
Garratt Green, SW17
Garratt Lane Old Burial Ground, SW18
Garratt Park, SW18
Godley Gardens, SW18
Harroway Gardens, SW11
Heathbrook Park, SW8
Latchmere Rec, SW11
Leader’s Gardens, SW15
Montefiore Gardens, SW8
Lavender Gardens, SW11
Putney Old Burial Ground, SW15
Shillington Park, SW11
Swaby Gardens, SW18
The Pleasance, SW15
Tooting Gardens, SW17
York Gardens, SW11
August 1, 2015