Wandle Rain Gardens: A talk by Joanna Ecclestone from the London Wildlife Trust about their project to create rain gardens on residential estates close to the River Wandle (free)

When? 7pm Thursday, 8th December Where? Room 140, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU

Rain gardens involve replacing paving on urban sites with drought-tolerant planting which will also withstand heavy rainfalls. This allows storm water to soak into the earth rather than overwhelm the local drains which could cause flooding and sewage overflowing into nearby watercourses such as the Rivers Wandle and Thames. The project is looking for appropriate urban sites for such gardens, plus other sustainable drainage/water efficiency measures, eg green roofs. The broad purpose of the project is to raise awareness of how climate change is affecting the Wandle area and its residents and the different steps people can take to adapt and become more resilient to it. 

This event is organised by the Wandsworth Environment Forum.

Find out more about community led environmental projects in Wandsworth