UPDATE:- The Waddon Police Safer Neighbourhood Team has announced that, unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances Father Christmas and his Grotto will NOT be making an appearance today. However, the community police will be around during our event in the cafe so please come and say hello.
It’s that time of year again- the annual free wreath making event led by the Friends of Wandle Park volunteers!
Join us on Saturday 15th December anytime between 12pm to 3pm under the covered area next to the cafe and make your own seasonal wreath using a wide variety of foliage such as willow, ivy and conifers. Decorate it using colourful berries, seed heads and herbs such as rosemary.
Add the final touch with some ribbon, cinnamon sticks and dried orange segments! Or bring along anything you wish to add!
Children are welcome as well to have a go at wreath making or they can make their own garland decoration or natural ornament. Please note that children under 16 must be supervised by a parent or carer.
This event is being organised by The Friends of Wandle Park and supported by Hobbycraft (https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/croydon) and Mum’s the Chef at Wandle Park (http://www.mumsthechef.com)
The cafe will be open so that you can buy refreshments including mince pies and non alcoholic mulled wine.
The wreath making activity is free although donations will be welcome to support the activities of the Friends throughout the rest of the year.
There will also be an opportunity to join the Friends as a Member for just £1 and receive a discount card giving you 20% discount on food and drink in the cafe until 31.8 2019
Croydon Council is proposing to submit a bid to Transport for London for a Liveable Neighbourhoods scheme in the area around Old Town and to the west of Croydon Town Centre, that hopes to encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
An initial proposal has been formulated that seeks to reduce the severance on western side of the town centre caused by the Croydon Ring Road which is formed of Roman Way, Old Town, Mitcham Road to the immediate west and the Croydon Flyover to the south west of the town centre. It is up to six carriageway lanes wide in places and when built severed the local residential communities, making it inhospitable and difficult to walk or cycle into the town centre.
The Strategic Transport Team,in partnership with colleagues in Regeneration, Spatial Planning and Public Health, are keen to gather views on this proposal from organisations and individuals.You may live, work, visit or pass through these areas.
The Friends group will be looking at the proposal carefully as well and submitting a view but we would like to encourage local residents and park users to have a look at the proposal and complete the short online survey below.
You can complete the short online survey here: www.croydon.gov.uk/liveableneighbourhoods it closes on 16 November 2018.
Responses will be considered over the next few weeks and will be used to change and update the proposal bid to bring it more in line with what people have responded. If the bid is successful the project will commence in summer 2019 when there will be further engagement again to develop and refine our proposals.
If you have any specific questions and would like to find out more please email the Strategic Transport team firstname.lastname@example.org
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