Wandle Wheelers in the park

Explore the Wandle Trail and get a FREE GIFT & BIKE MOT

wandle wheelers

As part of Wandle Fortnight (September 8th – September 23rd), a community led celebration of all things in the Wandle Valley, the regional park trust, will again hold its  ever popular Wandle Wheeler led bike rides along the largely traffic free Wandle Trail, suitable for all ages and levels.

On Sunday 16th September they will be holding one ride in Wandle Park.

The ride will leave at 12:30 and will be finished by 14:30.

To take part in the bike ride please register using the link

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandle-wheelers-fortnight-explore-the-wandle-trail-and-get-a-free-bike-mot-tickets-49357178650

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Tramlink and the Berlin Wall Sunday 16th September

What does one of the most iconic symbols of the Cold War have to do with Tramlink and how was it involved with Wandle Park? Twenty years after the tram returned to Croydon’s streets, there is a tale to be told how local residents fought a plan to construct a tram flyover so ugly and over-powering it was dubbed the ‘Berlin Wall’ by objectors.

This tale is just the latest in some 200 years of tramway and railway activity involving Wandle Park which has seen the world’s first public railway run along one of Britain’s most industrialised river valleys on what is one of the world’s oldest remaining stretches of rail line in constant use.

Enjoy a talk by local resident and rail enthusiast James Graham on 200 years of history from the Surrey Iron Railway to the Berlin Wall and beyond.

 

Railways talk pic

LONDON RIVERS WEEK LAUNCH EVENT – The Rewilded Wandle, Wandle Park, Croydon

Its London Rivers Week from 27 June to 3rd July and Wandle Park is going to be in the limelight with the official launch of  this week long campaign inspiring the public to celebrate all of London’s rivers and the many projects taking place to rewild, renaturalise and connect them with their communities.Thames21 is one of the many organisations involved as part of the London Rivers Restoration Group and to find out more about its work have a look at its website:-

http://www.thames21.org.uk/londonriversweek2016/

On Monday 27th June the official launch of London Rivers Week  will be happening in the park which will include a river litter pick and children form a local school pond dipping. This event has gained media interest with London Live showing  an interest in covering the launch.

This is where you Wandlers come in! Let’s take a chance to boast about our magnificent Wandle Park.

For the London Live lunchtime slot they would like to have some short interviews with users of the park talking about the restoration and how the park is now.If you are interested in taking part or would like to know more about the event then please email andrew.dickinson@croydon.gov.uk

Event:

LONDON RIVERS WEEK LAUNCH EVENT – The Rewilded Wandle, Wandle Park, Croydon
Start:
June 27, 2016 10:45 am
End:
June 27, 2016 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Organizer:
Andrew Dickinson
Andrew.Dickinson@croydon.gov.uk

Wandle river walk – Sunday 11th October, starting 1.30pm

Join us in a walk along the River Wandle starting in Wandle Park Croydon on Sunday 11th October. Led by Simon Jones, Friends of Wandle Park, who proposes a walk for a couple of hours to Carshalton, where the walkers can take afternoon tea.

Date: Sunday 11th October
Time: meet at 1.30pm
Meet: Wandle Park cafe (nearest gate at Cornwall Rd/Westfield Rd, CR0 3RH)

Friends of Wandle Park logo

 

Friends of Wandle Park AGM – Sunday 25th October 2015 (rescheduled date)

NOTICE OF THE 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF THE FRIENDS OF WANDLE PARK
 – REVISED NOTICE
(Click here for the notice in Word)

Friends of Wandle Park logoIf you love your Park and are already a Friend or are interested in becoming one, you are invited to attend our AGM, details as follows:-

VENUE:    The Park Café
DATE:       Sunday 25th October (rescheduled from Sunday
                  13th Sept)
TIME:         12 noon

AGENDA: 
~ Payment of annual membership fee – £1
~ Minutes of Last AGM & Matters Arising – click here for the Minutes (in pdf)
~ Report of the Chairman
~ Treasurers Report
~ Election of New Committee
~ Any Other Business
~ Date of first meeting of new Committee

The following Committee members have agreed to submit their names for re-election:  Nick Barnett, Chair.  Simon Jones, Treasurer.   George Wright, Secretary.  Irma Upex Huggins, Arts and Cultural Events.  Catherine Graham.  Andrew Dickinson.  Maya Thakura-Bogdanowicz.

There remain 3 vacant Committee posts and any member can also stand for any of the positions listed above.  A seconder will be required and in the event of more than one person applying, selection will be decided by majority vote.

Copies of the Constitution are available on this website – click here to download.

Friends of Wandle Park AGM – POSTPONED from Sunday 13th Sept 2015

NOTICE OF THE 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF THE FRIENDS OF WANDLE PARK
 – POSTPONED

Friends of Wandle Park logoIf you love your Park and are already a Friend or are interested in becoming one, you are invited to attend our AGM, details as follows:-

VENUE:    The Park Café
DATE:      rescheduled for 25th October (postponed from Sunday 13th Sept 2015) – click here for the revised notice

AGENDA: 
~ Payment of annual membership fee – £1
~ Minutes of Last AGM & Matters Arising – click here for the Minutes (in pdf)
~ Report of the Chairman
~ Treasurers Report
~ Election of New Committee
~ Any Other Business
~ Date of first meeting of new Committee

The following Committee members have agreed to submit their names for re-election:  Nick Barnett, Chair.  Simon Jones, Treasurer.   George Wright, Secretary.  Irma Upex Huggins, Arts and Cultural Events.  Catherine Graham.  Andrew Dickinson.  Maya Thakura-Bogdanowicz.

There remain 3 vacant Committee posts and any member can also stand for any of the positions listed above.  A seconder will be required and in the event of more than one person applying, selection will be decided by majority vote.

Copies of the Constitution are available on this website – click here to download.

Master Gardener programme in Croydon

Master Gardener programmeAre you a master gardener – or would you like to learn how to improve your gardening skills?

If so, why not get involved with the new Master Gardener programme in Croydon.

Come and meet Liza Scholefield, the co-ordinator of the Master Gardener programme in Croydon, on Tuesday 25th August to talk about the programme – come along to the Wandle Park cafe for 11am.

Liza Scholefield explains more:
“This exciting partnership between national charity Garden Organic and Public Health Croydon will see experienced volunteers support local residents to start growing their own food. These volunteer Master Gardeners, trained and supported by Garden Organic, will be working in community gardens and growing schemes around the borough. They will be sharing their skills with members of the community who are identified as being likely to benefit from gardening and food growing.

“Over the next few weeks we’ll be:
• Looking for people to join us as Master Gardeners. We are looking for at least a couple of years of food-growing experience and a passion to share that knowledge with others. In return volunteers will receive free training and resources from Garden Organic, including a two-day induction course, held locally.
• We’re also looking for enthusiastic Food Buddies to engage the community and spread the word about the value of food growing. They don’t need to be gardeners, as we’ll be offering them training too, to take their own growing skills forward.
• Making links with services who can refer people to us from residents, community groups, third sector agencies, treatment teams, medical settings etc.

“Anyone who would benefit from getting outside and active, meeting like-minded people and learning more about growing delicious and nutritious food is welcome!”

If you’re interested in joining as a Master Gardener or a Food Buddy, or in referring people into the scheme, or if you have any questions, get in touch with Liza at lscholefield@gardenorganic.org.uk or 07584 474778, or come along on the 25th August at 11am at the cafe in Wandle Park..

Garden Party 2015 – Sunday 26th July

garden-party-2015-flyerJoin us this Sunday afternoon for the Wandle Park Garden Party. There will be lots of activities for all the family, plus music from Freedom of Expression.

Date: Sunday 26th July
Time: 1pm – 6pm
Place: Wandle Park, especially around the cafe, the community garden, the rose garden and the bandstand

Click on the flyer above to see more details and the music line-up.

You can also meet some of the Friends and find out how you can help support Wandle Park.