‘Formula E is in danger of losing local support’

Battersea Park prepars for Formula E - image via @SaveBattPark

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

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‘Council to close all adventure playgrounds’: Shock Wandsworth Guardian report

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.