Consultation to begin on Wandle improvement plans
Major environmental works along the River Wandle are due to start January 2014 after funds were donated to The Wandle Valley Regional Park.
The Mayor’s Green Fund, set up to make improvements to London’s green spaces, has invested £2m to make these spaces more accessible, more connected and able to carry the burdens of extreme weathers.
On top of it is hoped improvements can attract more wildlife as well as enhance the number of facilities open to children across London.
In June this year The Wandle Regional Park was awarded £390,000 to complete improvements to the green space alongside the river with work due to begin in January of next year.
The Wandle Valley Regional Park is planning to focus on four main areas; Watermeads Nature Reserve in Bishopsford Road, Morden; Poulter Park which separates Carshalton and Mitcham; Bennett’s Hole Nature Reserve in Mitcham and Spencer Road Wetlands in Hackbridge.
It is hoped the improvements will contribute to making Wandle the cleanest river in London.
The Wandle Valley Regional Park, is keen to hear what residents believe are the most needed developments.
Drop-in sessions taking place at the Hub, at Tooting and Mitcham’s FC ground on, October 8 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm and October 17 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm will allow people to have their say.
Peter Wilkinson, chief executive of Wandle Valley Regional Park, said: “We were really pleased to secure the grant from the Mayor in June.
“We are aiming to do some of the work with volunteers and invite local young people to join our apprenticeship programme – called the Wandle Green Team.”
Visit wandlevalleypark.co.uk for more details
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