The Wandle after the rain

Nick Barnett took these photos after the heavy rain on Tuesday 29th May.

The Wandle after the rain

The Wandle after the rain Photo: Nick Barnett









RESCHEDULED for Sunday 25th March – Keep Britain Tidy Spring Clean event in Wandle Park. RESCHEDULED.

Keep Britain Tidy Spring CleanJoin us on the rescheduled date Sunday 25th March to help clean up the Waddon New Road footbridge entrance to Wandle Park.

Time: 10am – 4pm (note later end time)
Meet: at the Bandstand at 10am, or (if you can’t make it at 10am) look for us near the footbridge and join in at any time.

This event is part of the Keep Britain Tidy Spring Clean – and you are welcome!

Cleaning up - photo Andrew DickinsonThe team getting busy – don’t worry, there’s still lots more to do.

(This event has been rescheduled from 4th March.)

The Wandle after a downpour on 2nd June 2017

Nick Barnett took this photo of the Wandle in Wandle Park at around 5.30 pm on Friday 2nd June. There had just been a massive downpour.

The flooding is meant to happen, as Nick explains:  “It’s called a floodplain meadow, and the idea is that meadows absorb floods when they happen from time to time, like yesterday, so there is less of a tsunami further down the river.”

A good example of how Wandle Park contributes to life in Croydon – and beyond!….

WANDLE FORTNIGHT 10th – 25th September 2016

Our very own Wandle Park is taking part in an exciting fortnight of community events celebrating the Wandle Valley organised by the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Wandle Valley Forum.

wandle-fortnight-logo-reducedA programme has been brought together to celebrate the Wandle and to promote all the exciting things going on in the Wandle Valley this autumn. The activities finish with a flourish on World Rivers Day, 25th September.  For all the details go to the website where you will be able to see all the events and activities going on starting from 10th September.


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:-

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


LONDON RIVERS WEEK LAUNCH EVENT – The Rewilded Wandle, Wandle Park, Croydon
June 27, 2016 10:45 am
June 27, 2016 12:30 pm
Andrew Dickinson