A celebration in September of all things Wandle, by the community for the community September 9th - 24th
The annual celebration of the Wandle begins on Saturday 9th during Heritage Open Days and runs to World Rivers Day on Sunday 24th. This year's programme has over 60 events and activities in 15 days. It includes walks, talks, arts, open days, music, craft, nature, heritage, citizen science, fruit, duck races, photography, cycling, picnics, mills, exhibitions, a prison and two beer festivals! Most events are free.
17 September - Wandle Park, Croydon - Pond dipping and Wandle watercolour art workshop at Wandle Pond, 2-4pm, email@example.com
19 September - 5.30-7pm, The Wandle, climate change and our sewers! A walk and talk with Joanna Ecclestone, Wandle Rain Gardens Project Officer, London Wildlife Trust, with The Wandsworth Society. Meet at Penrith Road, at junction with Garrett Lane, opposite the Wandle pub. and walk to Wendelsworth estate. Booking required - firstname.lastname@example.org
24 September - Wilderness Island Open Day runs till 1pm
24 September – Wandle Park, Croydon - Apple pressing, bring your own apples and container(s), email@example.com
Wandle Fortnight 2016
In September 2016 over 50 activities were put on by the community for Wandle Fortnight.
Wandle Valley Forum was pleased to support nine organisations with micro grants for their Wandle Fortnight activities. These were Friends in St Helier, Mole Valley Orienteering Club, Sutton and Wandle Valley Ramblers, Ethnic Minority Centre, Wild in the City, Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage, Object Book, Wendelsworth Community Garden and Workshop 305.
We distributed £1000 to support events which attracted over 440 people and inspired over 220 volunteer hours for the benefit of the Wandle Valley.
Read what the groups did with their microgrants in their own words here.
We are grateful to the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Heritage Lottery Fund for the support that made the micro grants scheme possible.