Putting the Heart into Battersea: a presentation by Camilla Ween

On Thursday, November 1, members of the Wandsworth Living Streets committee were treated to a presentation by Camilla Ween of her proposal entitled "Putting the Heart into Battersea". The proposal aims to put Battersea on the map by creating a vital heart to Battersea that the community can be proud of and that is based … Continue reading Putting the Heart into Battersea: a presentation by Camilla Ween

Making the case for contra-flow cycling

Allowing cycling in both directions on streets that have been made One Way for motor traffic is not totally new in Wandsworth.  Petworth Street (off Battersea Bridge Road) and more recently, Childerbert Road in Balham have long permitted it, with clear signage alerting drivers to the possibility of meeting cyclists coming towards them. One Way … Continue reading Making the case for contra-flow cycling

April WLS newsletter published

Dear Wandsworth Living Streets supporters In my previous email to you a couple of weeks ago (21 March) about the May 3 local elections, I spoke too soon.  Spring had not made its appearance at last! Rather, the day or two of good weather was merely to bluff us into thinking Winter wouldn’t put in … Continue reading April WLS newsletter published

March WLS newsletter published!

Dear Wandsworth Living Streets supporters The May 3 Borough Elections As you know, Councillors in all the London Boroughs are getting ready for the upcoming elections. In our borough, the current state of the parties is: 39 Conservative Councillors; 19 Labour; and 2 Independents.  The Conservatives have run the Borough continuously for the past 40 … Continue reading March WLS newsletter published!

Transforming Streets & Neighbourhoods in our Borough

  On November 4, 2017, David Irvin made a presentation at a Wandsworth Living Streets public meeting. a commentary follows on the content of the talk and Davids slides with brief commentary can be found here: Transforming our Neighbourhoods This street has been transformed into a largely pedestrianised locality with a vibrant local shopping environment.  … Continue reading Transforming Streets & Neighbourhoods in our Borough

Wandsworth Living Streets responds to Quietway 21 proposal

Wandsworth Living Streets response to proposals for Quietway 21 (Teddington <-> Wandsworth) in the London Borough of Wandsworth was submitted on Monday November 13 and reads as follows: 13 November 2017 Wandsworth Living Streets is the local group representing the UK charity for everyday walking. Our primary purpose is to promote walking as a healthy, … Continue reading Wandsworth Living Streets responds to Quietway 21 proposal

The next Wandsworth Living Streets meeting, Tuesday, 28 November, 7.30pm

Transforming our Borough’s Streets – Next Steps Proposals for a Pocket Park, a Side Road, a Main Road An illustrated talk by David Irwin David Irwin is an urban planner. He has long been active in the Putney Society and Wandsworth Living Streets. He lives locally, but has worked in many different parts of the world. … Continue reading The next Wandsworth Living Streets meeting, Tuesday, 28 November, 7.30pm