This small but historically important piece of open space is set to be given a new lease of life as part of £250,000 council conservation scheme.
The Huguenot burial ground at the top of East Hill, home to a number of listed tombs and graves, will soon be reopened to the public as a small “pocket” park – with restoration and landscaping work expected to get underway in the next few weeks.
A lively meeting which started with an interesting presentation by our elected London Assembly Member for Wandsworth & Merton. It moved to debating the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed local ULEZ due to be launched in October 2021 for all areas within the North & South Circular roads. There was some clear dissent about the fairness of the scheme on those owning older cars but the consensus view is that we will all benefit from cleaner air particularly those living on heavily trafficked roads.
To see how bad the air is around your home go to the website www.Addresspollution.org. Even homes 200 meters from heavily trafficked roads like East Hill only just meet just under the WHO’s annual legal limit of 40mcg/m3 – so what is the impact on those living closer?.
Wandle Fortnight is upon us once again. The Wandle Valley Forum’s excellent and comprehensive programme of events including our evening walk at the delta end of the valley can be found here: www.wandlevalleyforum.org.uk/wandle-fortnight
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Wandsworth Council.
The consultation to consider re-drawing ward boundaries across the council is the second part of an electoral review taking place across London. It is twenty years since these arrangements were last considered, and there have been many change to local neighbourhoods in that time.
The commission has also announced that following the first part of the review Wandsworth should have 58 councillors in future – two fewer than the current arrangements.
To take part in the consultation visit consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/16790