Fun at the Feel Good Festival

Published: Monday 31st July 17

Rain couldn’t dampen spirits at this year’s event on 29 July as local people enjoyed an afternoon of live music, archery, football skills, cream teas, llamas and chickens on Danebury Avenue Green, despite the weather.

Roehampton Club activities; image by Sean Pollock

Children enjoyed pony rides and llamas from a petting zoo, along with free range chickens from Growhampton, the Roehampton Students’ Union sustainability project. The Roehampton Club offered tennis-themed challenges, while Enable Leisure and Culture hosted archery and rowing sessions. 

A teepee from Redrow Homes, the council’s partner for the regeneration of the Alton estate, featured information on how to get involved during September in consultation on the first draft proposals, which are based on the Alton Area Masterplan.

Older people from the area enjoyed a cream tea in the shelter of a marquee, alongside an exhibition from Wandsworth U3A on Roehampton locals who went off to fight in the First World War.

Information was also provided by the council’s public health team and the NHS, while the festival was also attended by Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of the council; Cllr Steffi Sutters, Cabinet Member for Communications; the Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Jim Maddan; Roehampton and Putney Heath ward councillors Sue McKinney and Peter Carpenter; and Putney MP, Justine Greening.

Local charities Regenerate and Regenerate: RISE have organised the Feel Good Festival for more than a decade, with sponsors this year including Redrow Homes, the Roehampton Club, and Wandsworth Council.

Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of the council, at the festival; image by Sean Pollock

In the Redrow Homes teepee; image by Sean Pollock

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