Alexis Haslam, Community archaeologist at Fulham Palace give a very interesting and informative presentation on the restoration of the palace to some 40 members and guests on 13 June. The talk was about the £3.8 million restoration including a new museum, restored rooms and re-planted garden which was launched in May . There will be an informal group visit by Society members on Monday 15 July (see events).
Wandsworth Council is organising special events to mark Clean Air Day on June 21 and is encouraging local people to do their bit.
National Clean Air Day is about raising awareness of pollution issues, supporting people to reduce the amount of pollution they create, giving them tips on how to avoid pollution and helping them work together to improve air quality.
On Saturday 1 June, as Part of the Wandsworth Heritage Festival, David Kirk led some 35 people down and around East Hill to the High Street, discussing a variety of sites nearby of ‘entertainment’, the theme of this year’s festival, ‘recreation’ of all sorts, some listed buildings, the Huguenot past and the changing character of the area. The peace of the Huguenot Burial Ground was noted as a contrast to the incessant traffic!
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
Pocket Living’s affordable housing scheme in Mapleton Crescent has been awarded the prize for its attractive design, high standard of accommodation and pioneering construction method.
The development of 53 first time buyer affordable flats and 36 homes for the open market is beside the River Wandle south of the Southside Shopping Centre. It was built using the latest modular construction techniques, which sees completed flats being fully assembled at a factory before being transported to site and installed by crane. Modular construction has shaved around six months off the tower’s total build time