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Welcome to Wandsworth Living Streets website.

We are the local group in the Borough of Wandsworth of the national charity, Living Streets, which campaigns to create better streets and public spaces for people on foot. We aim to achieve safe, attractive and enjoyable streets across our borough.

Public Meeting & Christmas Celebration Monday 30 November 2015

October 4, 2015

Wandsworth Living Streets meeting, Monday, 30 November 2015, 7.30pm

 Christmas celebration

&

Report-back on WLS Activities

&

Forthcoming Borough-wide 20mph Consultation

This occasion, like last year, is primarily for us to have a pleasant time and get to know each other better.

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Public Meeting Monday, 28 September 2015 at 7:30pm

August 20, 2015

 Bruce McVean

 Is Transport for London (TfL) now taking Pedestrians and Walking seriously?

Bruce McVean was the moving spirit behind Movement for Liveable London. It organized talks where transport planners with advanced ideas discussed how to transform our city into a more liveable environment for everyone living and working there. Recently, TfL recruited him to lead the creation of a London-wide Pedestrian Strategy.

He will speak on the new thinking that is being developed within Transport for London. It will be a wonderful opportunity to engage him informally in conversation, including putting questions and suggestions to him.

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Public Meeting Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 7:30pm

May 22, 2015

Wandsworth Living Streets meeting, Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 7.30pm 

 DOUBLE BILLING

 Cllr Jonathan Cook, Deputy Leader, Wandsworth Council

 The Council’s current actions & future plans to facilitate Active Travel generally, and Walking in particular

and

David Irwin explaining the WLS Vision Statement

 Transport in Wandsworth – Policy Proposals from Wandsworth Living Streets — Can we do better?

 Venue:  The Alma Pub

Upstairs function room

Address: 499 Old York Road, SW18 1TF Read more…

Public Meeting, Monday 16 March 2015 — Making Walking Safer and Easier: A manifesto for Living Streets & Panel Discussion with Parliamentary Candidates

December 13, 2014

Wandsworth Living Streets meeting, Monday 16 March 2015, 7.30pm 

Making Walking Safer and Easier

A manifesto for Living Streets

Joe Irvin (Chief Executive, Living Streets)

&

Panel Discussion with Parliamentary Candidates

(Battersea, Putney and Tooting constituencies)

 

Venue:  The Alma Pub

Upstairs function room

Address: 499 Old York Road, SW18 1TF

How to get there: Opposite Wandsworth Town Station; and on Nos. 28 and 44 bus routes; and nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking station is Podmore Road (right by the Alma Pub)

Streetmap at: http://tinyurl.com/ygwtk4z

 

The general election is on Thursday 7 May. Living Streets has published its Vision for the next five years. It is entitled Making Walking Safer and Easier — A manifesto for Living Streets (see below for where you can read it on-line). Read more…

Public Meeting, Christmas Party and Launch of Vision Statement Monday 8 December at 7:30PM

November 25, 2014

PUBLIC MEETING and CHRISTMAS PARTY

LAUNCH OF VISION STATEMENT

 Transport in Wandsworth – Policy Proposals from Wandsworth Living Streets – Can we do better?

 

There is lots to celebrate – 2 more wards in the borough are getting 20mph; the new pedestrian crossing at Clapham Junction is up and running; all the amenity societies and Wandsworth Council are becoming active on the issue, vital to the health of us all, of air quality; and there are the official commitments to the Balham Boulevard idea and the removal of the much loathed Wandsworth Gyratory. Do come to this Christmas social. It will be a lovely occasion for all of us to get to know one another better. And we are inviting various Councillors; so you will have an opportunity to meet them too.

Your Committee has prepared a vision statement setting out a range of practical things that could be done to improve transport generally, and our streets in particular, in the borough. You will shortly be sent it by email. Printed copies will be available at the meeting for you to pick up. The meeting will be a chance to hear about it and discuss how we can best use it.

Please let us know if you can come (so that we have an idea of numbers).

Robert Molteno

Secretary, Wandsworth Living Streets

Email address: Robert.Molteno@googlemail.com

 

Date:              Monday 8 December 2014, 7.30pm

Venue:           The Alma Pub (upstairs function room)

Address:        499 Old York Road, SW18 1TF

How to get there: Opposite Wandsworth Town Station; and on Nos. 28 and 44 bus routes; and nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking station is Podmore Road (right by the Alma Pub)

Streetmap at: http://tinyurl.com/ygwtk4z

Wandsworth Living Streets: Public Meeting Monday 6 October

October 1, 2014

Wandsworth Living Streets Meeting, Monday 6 October 2014, 7.15 for prompt start 7.30pm 

 

KEEPING HEALTHY

Encouraging Walking & Cycling in Wandsworth

Jane Ellison, MP for Battersea

Venue:  The Alma Pub

Upstairs function room

Address: 499 Old York Road, SW18 1TF

How to get there: Opposite Wandsworth Town Station; and on Nos. 28 and 44 bus routes; and nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking station is Podmore Road (right by the Alma Pub)

Streetmap at: http://tinyurl.com/ygwtk4z

Jane Ellison is one of Wandsworth Borough’s three Members of Parliament. We have asked her to talk about:

  • The health benefits of encouraging us to do more short trips on foot
  • Why Government supports more walking and cycling (in the jargon, ‘active travel’)
  • What Government is doing to encourage us to walk more
  • What Wandsworth Council, along with all local authorities, can do to make the walking experience more attractive and safer
  • Future horizons – what more can be done.

The Wandsworth Living Streets AGM will follow this meeting. Our Chair, Dr Susie Morrow, and Treasurer, Alan Fennell, will present their Reports. And a Committee will be elected for the coming year. Would you like to consider standing for the Committee? If so, please let Robert Molteno, Secretary WLS, know in advance at Robert.molteno@googlemail.com

Do come with your ideas and questions. Please bring a friend or neighbour.

 

Our ideas for use of Wandsworth Local Fund

April 3, 2014

We’ve submitted suggested ways of using the Wandsworth Local Fund, in response to the Council’s invitation for ideas.  Many of our suggestions are low-cost, and could be implemented quickly and relatively easily.

Small, people-friendly measures across the borough would make a big difference to everyone’s quality of life.  We look forward to seeing some of them taken up – meanwhile, here’s our submission.

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