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No. 15   September 2016
Wandle Fortnight is upon us! This special Bulletin provides all the news and information you need to enjoy two weeks of Wandle fun across the whole Wandle Valley. We are delighted to have teamed up with Living Wandle to celebrate the Wandle through Wandle Fortnight. The sheer number and variety of events and activities on offer shows how much the river means to local people and what its history, open spaces, wildlife and buildings offer to the health and well being of local communities.
The must have programme to Wandle Fortnight is now available - download your copy and spread the word. You can stay up to date with the latest news on the Wandle Fortnight website.  This provides easy access to details on many of the 50+ events and activities.

Wandle Valley Forum has been pleased to support a number of the events with micro grants following a successful call for applications. Congratulations to the following and do attend the public events we are supporting:

Mitcham Heritage Day - run by Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage, 17 September

Wandle walks - enjoy different stretches of the river with Sutton and Wandle Valley Ramblers, 17 September

Wildcraft - for children and adults run by Wild in the City in Wandle Park, 18 September

Try orienteering - run by Mole Valley Orienteering Club in Morden Hall Park, 24 September

How We Might Live - interactive treasure hunt run from Object Book on 24 & 25 September

Ceramic tile making - run by Workshop 305 using Wandle materials on 24 & 25 September 

Wendelsworth Community Orchard Open Day - run by Wendelsworth Residents Association with a water theme, 25 September

Friends in St Helier - running a tour of Merton Abbey Mills for elderly and/or disabled members

Ethnic Minority Centre - running a walk and picnic for existing groups in Morden Hall Park

A flagship event being run by Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust is its Wandle Wheelers ride starting from the Wandle Delta on 10 September.
City Hall meeting - an invitation from new London Assembly member Leonie Cooper is extended to Merton and Wandsworth-based environmental and conservation groups at City Hall on 15 September, 6-8pm. Let Ross Jardine know if you want to attend.
Completing the Wandle Trail - The latest development plans for Haslemere Industrial Estate in Earlsfield are being considered by Merton Council. We have asked that the opportunity is taken to complete the Wandle Trail and open up access. Read our comments here.
Quietway plans - The ecological and lighting plans for the planned Quietway between Wandle meadow and Trewint Street have been released following our Freedom of Information request. They can be viewed here and confirm the impact of over 100 illuminated posts and bollards and widening on this tranquil green corridor. 
Wandle Valley Forum support has reached record levels - we passed the 100 supporting organisations mark over the summer and you can see and find out more about them all here. Thank you all for what you do to support the Wandle Valley.

Wandle Valley Forum provides support and an independent voice for over 100 community groups, voluntary organisations, businesses and people who share a passion for the Wandle. Support us by offering your time or making a donation. You can find out more on our website, contact us by email or get involved on twitter or Facebook using the links above.

This Bulletin is produced by Tony Burton,Wandle Valley Forum. We welcome feedback & please tell us of any errors

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