At the annual Wandsworth Council Civic Awards the wardens, an independent group of volunteers, won the new Environmental Category for their efforts to conserve, protect and improve the environment through the planting, care, nurture and cultivation of trees across Wandsworth. Our members include a number of the tree wardens and they are to be congratulated.
This small but historically important piece of open space will be given a new lease of life by the Council with work getting under way in the last week of November. The half acre Huguenot burial ground at the top of East Hill, home to a number of listed tombs and graves, will then be reopened to the public as a small “pocket” park .
To learn more about the Huguenots in Wandsworth we will have a speaker from the Huguenot Society in February.
The plan, just published, is a long and detailed document (plus a 2nd volume of supporting data), with masses of information on the Common’s history, ecology, trees, hydrology, governance etc, not to mention a list of over 100 actions.
You can read the official press release and the report itself by following this link or it is available on the Friends of Wandsworth Common website here
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.
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