Battersea Park prepares for Formula E – image via @SaveBattPark
Some local people complain that the preparations for Formula E on June 27 & 28 are spoiling their enjoyment of Battersea Park.
Rex Osborn, leader of Wandsworth Labour group says: “We welcome a world class event here on our doorsteps, but Formula E need to make it easier for local people to cope. There needs to be more information and more helpful stewards, otherwise Formula E is in danger of losing local support.” Continue reading
The Labour Party has sent out a booklet to members called ‘Labour: A Year In Review’. It makes clear that Wandsworth is at the centre of national politics.
The Wandsworth Guardian’s front page story states: “All three of the borough’s adventure playgrounds and two children’s clubs could face the axe as Wandsworth Council struggles to slash £30m from next year’s budget.
“Playgrounds in Battersea Park, York Gardens and Kimber Road Gardens are all under threat.”
Foul Play: Wandsworth Guardian Article
It is amazing that the council has not learned from the extraordinary public response to Wandsworth council’s plans to charge children £2.50 to play in Battersea Park Adventure Playground (see the national coverage round-up on WeSayNoPay2Play, which I also edit).
In response to the reports, Women of Wandsworth, a group of local volunteer moms, have updated a video of their inspiring campaign to keep our playgrounds free which forced the council into its original U-turn – well worth watching.