Events

We have an established events team, responsible for organising and facilitating a variety of events in Wandsworth's parks and open spaces including the spectacular Battersea Park fireworks display.

Find out more about events in our parks and open spaces, including the iconic Battersea Park

Events are also arranged across our services. You can use the calendar to view events on any date or use the search forms at the bottom of this page.

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Your Police, Your Say

Have your say on local policing

Last year Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, visited every London borough to talk to Londoners about the Mayor’s draft Police and Crime Plan. The final Police and Crime Plan was published in March 2013, and committed to:

  • Reducing key neighbourhood crimes by 20 per cent - which means up to 250,000 fewer crimes;
  • Boosting public confidence in the police by 20 per cent; and
  • Cutting costs by 29 per cent by delivering £500m of savings.

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is revisiting every London borough in 2014 and is revisiting Wandsworth on Wednesday 10 September 2014 from 6pm in Battersea Arts Centre.

He will be joined by senior Metropolitan Police officers and Councillor Cook, Deputy Leader of Wandsworth Council and Chair of the Wandsworth Safer Neighbourhood Board, to talk about local policing, tell you how they’ve been putting the Police and Crime Plan into practice and to answer your questions. 

For more information and to register to attend please see https://www.london.gov.uk/get-involved/events/mopac-roadshows.

Happening today, 29 August 2014

Coping with cancer stress

A free online course to help you reduce anxiety, feel calmer and more relaxed.

Paul's Cancer Support Centre in Battersea is running this new 'flexible' online course to teach relaxation and coping skills.

You can sign up for this course and start it at any time. The course is flexible so that participants can take part in 12 sessions at their own pace, when they feel well enough.

Partners, family members and carers are also encouraged to take part so they can provide support to the person with cancer and learn to deal with their own stress. Although this is an online course, participants are not expected to have advanced computer skills and there is an IT support person if anyone has any IT problems during the course.

Booking and further information

Find out more about Paul's Cancer Support Centre or find out about booking the course online.

Gorilla Circus

Flying trapeze classes for all levels in the park.

For more information and to book, visit the Gorilla Circus Website.

Job Club

Helping people with sight loss to develop the skills needed for work.

The Pocklington Resource Centre in Balham provides a Job Club to help blind and partially-sighted people access employment or voluntary work. The Job Club offers information, advice and support on:

  • CV writing
  • Interview skills
  • Writing application forms
  • Job search skills
  • and much more

Contact the centre on 0208 675 4246 or email kirsty.palmer@pocklington-trust.org.uk if you would like to find out more about taking part.

Further information

The resource centre in Balham is run by Pocklington Trust, a charity that provides a range of support for people with sight loss.

Shopmobility open day

a new centre and free shopping trip offer for new members.

Shopmobility is holding an open day to celebrate the opening of the new centre, and offering free shopping trips for new members. Everyone is welcome to visit to find out exactly how it all works and have a cup of tea and a piece of cake. Shopmobility is a shopping transport service for older and disabled Wandsworth residents who find it difficult to use public transport. The service offers:

  • A fully accessible shopping shuttle service
  • Free use of mobility scooters and wheelchairs around the town centre
  • Long term hire of mobility aids
  • Training and assessment
  • Outings and trips
  • Volunteers to help you get around

Further information

Shopmobility is run by Wandsworth Community Transport, a registered charity that provides specialist transport services across the borough for community groups and people with mobility difficulties.

WW1 Centenary: All and Everyone - the town Hall in the Great War

Exhibition on how the local area endured WW1.

Battersea Town Hall had a vital and versatile role during the First World War: a tribunal for conscientious objectors, a recruitment centre, a meeting place for the Women’s Social and Political Union, an air raid shelter.

This exhibition is about how the local area endured the Great War. It is a snapshot of our history and the people who have passed through these doors.

More information

www.bac.org.uk or call 020 7223 2223.