Get ready for festival fever in Battersea this weekend!

Published: Thursday 20th July 17

Music, food, sports and more come back to York Gardens on Saturday (22 July) for this year’s Get Active Battersea Festival.

On stage at last year's festival

Activities include inflatable laser tag, football, boxing, a climbing wall, and an inflatable obstacle course, with the event starting at 2pm.  

Hundreds of local people are expected to attend from the nearby Winstanley and York Road estates, which are being regenerated by the council. 

Those coming along will be able to meet Taylor Wimpey, the council’s partner for the regeneration; find out more about the phasing plan, employment and training opportunities; and give their views on designs for the new homes and community facilities to be built. 

Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of the council, said: “Greater access to sports and culture is a key part of the Wandsworth way of regeneration, so I recommend coming along and taking part in some of the activities going on, as well as finding out more about how you can help shape the future of your neighbourhood.”   

Wandsworth Council and Taylor Wimpey are regenerating Winstanley and York Road to provide newly-built homes for all secure council tenants and owner-occupiers on their estates, as well as homes for low cost rent, shared ownership, market rent and for sale, with a new leisure centre and redesigned park, new library, new shops and business space, and employment and training initiatives.

During consultation, 70% of people responding supported redevelopment, instead of a proposed substantial refurbishment programme.

The Get Active Battersea Festival is organised by Wandsworth Council and Enable Arts Leisure and Sport, with support from Witness Da Fitness and Sport England.

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