Earlsfield's Godley Gardens To Get A Makeover

Have your say on the three different proposals for improvements

Local residents are being asked for their views on improvement plans for Godley Gardens, a small green open space on Godley Road, Earlsfield.

An online consultation runs until Sunday 16 July and there are three alternative designs to consider. Proposals include a musical area, a trampoline, communal seating, undulating surfaces and a sun dial. 

A consultation drop-in session will take place at Godley Gardens on Tuesday 4 July from 3pm to 6pm, where residents can talk to the parks development team and explore the options in more detail.

Wandsworth Council is set to invest around £50,000 in this project through the Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF). This grant scheme pays for new and improved community facilities using funding collected from private development projects in the surrounding area.

The Godley Gardens upgrade is one of several small park improvement projects being funded through the WLF. Other schemes include:

  • Swaby Gardens in Earlsfield which is now undergoing a £163,000 revamp centred around a new pirate ship playground. 
  • King George’s Park where £70,000 has been spent resurfacing the junior playground.
  • Leaders Gardens in Putney is being upgraded with a new play garden including new paths, logs, stepping stones, natural play features and a bug hotel to make better use of the shaded areas. The Beverley Brook area will have improved paths and new planting.
  • £179,800 of funding has been agreed for the junior play area for 8–16 year olds in Garratt Park SW17. Work begins in 2017/2018.

Cllr Guy Senior, executive member for finance and corporate resources, said, “We want to find out what local people think of these three improvement options and I urge everyone to get involved and help shape and enhance this valuable green open space.”

The WLF (also known as the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy) is a charge developers pay to the council to fund the infrastructure needed to support new development, such as new or safer roads, park improvements or a new health centre.

Find out more at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/WLF

If you want to nominate a local project get in touch with your local ward councillor.

Find their contact details at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/councillors

The improvement works will be carried out by Enable Leisure and Culture, who manage the borough’s parks and open spaces on behalf of the Council.

June 28, 2017