The draft proposal for new electoral ward boundaries was published today and consultation is open until 13 January so you are recommended to have a look on consultation.lgbce.org.uk . Quite radical changes are proposed: the boundary commission suggest that Wandsworth Borough Council should have 58 councillors in future (currently 60), representing 22 (currently 20) wards across the council area.
The proposals are not due to come in to force until 2022.
A package of measures is being considered to make Garratt Lane safer and more attractive.
The council is keen to slow down traffic, encourage cycling and improve conditions for pedestrians using Garratt lane which is used by 20,000 vehicles a day. Proposals include introducing a 20mph limit, changes to roads, pavements and kerbs and introducing new cycle lanes.
Engineers hope to report back to councillors later this year, prior to wider consultation
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.