The Wandle Valley Forum Charter was launched at our Annual Meeting on 25th April. This is an important moment in the evolution of the Wandle Valley stretching from Croydon, through Sutton and Merton to the Thames in Wandsworth.
Wandle Valley Forum provides support and an independent voice for over 80 community groups & voluntary organisations and for everyone who shares a passion for the Wandle. The Charter sets out their priorities.
The Wandle Valley Forum Charter is grounded in the views of community groups, voluntary organisations and local businesses that care for the Wandle. It reflects the outcomes of last year's Wandle Futures workshop and draws on the work already undertaken by other Wandle organisations.
The Charter does three things:
1. It sets out 10 community priorities for the Wandle Valley - these range from closing the gaps in the Wandle Trail to support for a new Wandle Metropolitan Park between Beddington & Mitcham (an area three times the size of Hyde Park) and from supporting an annual Wandle celebration to the success of the Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust
2. It identifies the contribution to be made by Wandle Valley Forum in delivering on the priorities
3. It describes the distinct role of Wandle Valley Forum vis a vis other Wandle organisations
We expect to be guided by the Charter in our future plans and priorities but it cannot be delivered by Wandle Valley Forum alone. The Charter needs local authorities, businesses, voluntary organisations, statutory agencies, community groups and others to work together. We pledge to work with anyone who can help to meet the Charter's priorities.
Have a look at the Charter here or download a copy to print here. If you would like a supply of printed copies to circulate locally or take to a meeting then get in touch. The Charter was printed in a Wandle mill in Carshalton.