Night Time Strategy

We are developing a Night Time Strategy to help understand how we can make the night time a better experience for everyone living, working, and visiting the borough.

From celebration and entertainment, work and rest, travel, safety, and enjoyment of public spaces, the night time is a place for many things that cover all parts of life.

About the strategy

The strategy will look at issues like conditions for night workers as well as the economic and cultural development of night time activities. It will include ways we can plan for safety, design, lighting and transport at night.

We want to make sure Wandsworth continues to be an attractive place for people to spend time at night, as a destination for socialising, arts and culture, work, sport and eating and drinking. The findings will be used to support our town and local centres to ensure they are vibrant, resilient, and safe, and to support businesses to continue to recover from the pandemic and beyond.

Whilst night life is an integral part of London as a city, our purpose for this strategy is much wider. We want to understand the intricacies of the night time as it changes and identify services that could be provided or improved. In terms of opening times, this might include a broad range of businesses who could benefit from extended hours, such as shops, restaurants and laundrettes.

What counts as the night time?

We know everyone spends their time in different ways, so we will be exploring the evening (from 6pm until midnight) and late night (from midnight until 6am).

How to get involved

The strategy will be informed by comprehensive public engagement, with a focus on supporting all users of public space at night, including women and non-binary people and night time workers.

The initial consultation is now closed.

We will be releasing further details of ways to get involved as the project progresses throughout 2022.

For more information email nts@wandsworth.gov.uk or sign up to the mailing list.

Project timeline
Action Date

Engagement activities including stakeholder panel

January to April 2022

First draft Night Time Strategy is produced

Summer 2022

Public consultation on draft strategy

July to September 2022

Final Night Time Strategy approved

Late 2022