The Putney and Wimbledon Brass Band play in The Bandstand, Wandle Park Sunday 21st July 3pm – 5pm

The Putney and Wimbledon Brass Band will be playing in the Bandstand in Wandle Park on Sunday 21st July from 3pm – 5pm which is part of the Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival.

Join us for an afternoon of entertainment with the Putney and Wimbledon Brass Band which will be playing a mix of popular and traditional tunes, having fun while doing so! During the interval, local children and young people will be playing their chosen brass instrument for the audience. If your child would like to play ( all levels) during the interval then please email Catherine  at for more details.

This event is free and open to all. Limited seating will be available or bring your own blanket to sit on.

For details of all free events across the city from 20 to 28 July please check out the website



Words and Music in the Rose Garden Sunday 21st July 1pm – 3pm

‘Words and Music in the Rose Garden’ is part of the Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival.

Come and discover London’s amazing outdoors with free events across the city from 20 to 28 July. The Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival invites you to discover London’s amazing outdoors with events across the city, from outdoor fitness sessions and live performances to bee-keeping and open water events for the family. The Mayor of London is working with the National Park City Foundation, other partners and Londoners to make London the world’s first National Park City. Join a festival event from 20 to 28 July, and let’s together make our city greener, healthier and wilder.

Enjoy an afternoon of poetry, spoken word, songs and music, in the lovely setting of the Rose Garden in Wandle Park on Sunday 21st July 1pm to 3pm.

Light refreshments provided by the Wandle Park cafe. This is a free event but please book a place. Aimed primarily at senior citizens but their families and carers are also welcome.

Please email Catherine at or to let us know you are coming!

Cricket in the Park ~ Sun 23rd June


The Friends of Wandle Park are putting out a
call to all current, ex or wannabe cricketers to form a
in a 20/20 cricket match in Wandle Park
on Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 11 a.m.

We understand kit will be provided.  Anyone
interested in being ‘in the batting line-up’,
regardless of age or gender, should contact our
very own Andrew at his work address:-

Litterpick, picnic – Saturday 20th April

Join Sean Roy Parker on Sat 20th April for a quick litterpick of Croydon’s parks and a chat about his work, followed by a communal potluck lunch. The event marks the start of Sean’s Fungus Press commission at Turf Projects, ‘in)organic~matter(s’.

Open to all, arrive at any time. Bring a veggie or vegan dish to share, warm clothes and something to sit on. Litterpicking equipment provided by Croydon Council.

11:00 Meet at Park Hill Park’s walled garden, then head on towards Reeves Corner.
12:45 Arrive at Wandle Park for the pot-luck picnic
14:00 Litterpick Wandle Park
15:00 End

Find out more about Fungus Press Residency here:…/fungus-press-residency-sean-roy…/


Tramlink and the ‘Berlin Wall’ talk, Sept 2018 – report and photos

Nick Barnett writes:

On 16 September, James Graham (our Chair’s husband) gave an illustrated talk on the campaign (in the late 1990s) to make the tram ramp which runs next to Waddon New Road less oppressive than it was first designed to be.

Among the exhibits (brought by one of the campaigners, our own Ursula Dyke) was a giant folder of evidence about the whole of the tram network proposal, with text, plans and photographs.

Here are some of the photos which were taken near/in the park.  Above: Waddon Marsh Station as it was. Left: Wimbledon branch and Sutton main line.



Right: Waddon New Road and the old footbridge





Left: Wandle Arms from the old footbridge

Wandle Wheelers in the park – Sept 2018

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

wandle wheelers

As part of Wandle Fortnight (September 8th – September 23rd 2018), 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