Help shape the new-look Doddington Square

Published: 5 October 2018

People living on Battersea’s Doddington and Rollo Estates are to get a chance to shape the future of a square at the heart of their community.

A community group called Doddington Together successfully applied for a quarter of a million pounds from the Wandsworth Local Fund to upgrade the square, make it feel safer, improve pedestrian routes, replace the paving and create a space for community activities and events.

Now Wandsworth Council is consulting with local residents to get their view on how the improved square should look. There was a public meeting earlier this week, and comments can also be made via an online form.

The survey closes on November 4, the results with be analysed and the council’s design team will come up with three options which local people can vote on. The winning design will be chosen in March and submitted for approval.

The council’s housing spokesman Cllr Kim Caddy said: “We agree that brightening up this square will make it feel safer and encourage people to use it more. There’s already a fantastic sense of community on the Doddington and Rollo Estates and we want the new square to be at the very heart of it.

“We are delighted to fund this scheme via the Wandsworth Local Fund, but it’s important that local people get the scheme they want. I would urge residents to take the survey so that their views can be heard.”

Take the survey online.

The Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) is a charge the council makes on developers which is then used to benefit the local area, such as improvements to roads and parks. Projects are nominated by local people, with support from ward councillors.

Completed projects include Christmas lights in the town centres, new LED street lights, a major road and pavement resurfacing programme, improvements to Lavender Hill, repainting and pigeon-proofing Earlsfield Station railway bridge, refurbishing Putney Vale Cemetery and improvements to several playgrounds. Find out more at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/WLF