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No. 7   October 2015
Just one week till Wandle Futures - don't miss out - register free today
REGISTER NOW - Saturday October 17th
Our Wandle Futures workshop is the "must attend" event of 2015 for everyone with an interest in the Wandle and its future. There will be important news on the National Trust's developing role in the Wandle Valley and the future of the Wandle Valley Regional Park.
Dan Raven-Ellison will present exciting plans to make London the first National Park City.  Organisations from across the Wandle will have displays and stands and it is your chance to shape Wandle priorities for the years ahead. There's also an optional guided walk around the newly opened Watermeads beforehand.

Wandle Futures runs from 2.30pm - 6pm in Mitcham's historic Vestry Hall. It's free and simple to register using the button below.

Register now and spread the word.

Register NOW for Wandle Futures - click here
A pocket park where the Wandle meets the Thames? - We've called on Wandsworth Council to provide a pocket park at the mouth of the Wandle as part of the redevelopment of Feathers Wharf. This is in addition to the long awaited access which will allow the Wandle Trail to meet the Thames Path at the end of the river. Read our views here.
Mayor of London alerted to Hackbridge school controversy - We have written to Boris Johnson alerting him to Sutton Council's plans to develop Metropolitan Open Land (MOL) in Hackbridge.  MOL has the same protection in planning policy as Green Belt. Read our letter here.
Wandle Valley Forum leads campaign to close gap in Wandle Trail - We've pulled together a unique coalition of charities, local organisations and politicians to seize the once in a generation opportunity to tackle the missing link in the Wandle Trail at Earlsfield. The developers of Haslemere Industrial Estate are sympathetic and we have co-ordinated a joint letter to Merton Council calling on it to require the gap to be closed as part of any planning permission. The letter also backs the long campaign to provide a link between the Wandle and Durnsford Road Recreation Ground. This will provide a link between Wimbledon Park and the Wandle for the first time. 

The coalition includes five ward councillors (from both Wandsworth and Merton), Wandle Trust, Wandle Runners, Living Streets, Wimbledon Park Residents Association, Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust, Wimbledon's MP, Wandsworth Environment Forum, Sustainable Merton and the cycling campaigns in the two boroughs
Wandle Photographic Competition deadline - October 16th
There's less than a week to go to get your entries in to our 10th anniversary photographic competition. Take advantage of the autumn colours to take that winning photo and win a £600 digital camera voucher. The top photos will feature on the new Wandle Valley Regional Park website. Use the special website and enter by October 16th deadline.

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