The Living Wandle Scheme is co-funding 6 new access projects at key points to improve navigation along the River Wandle and Wandle Trail. This project feeds into the wider vision for the Wandle Valley Regional Park by creating a network of “gateways” to increase access to the river and its green spaces as a catchment-wide initiative across the four Wandle boroughs.

The Living Wandle Scheme is supporting the creation of:

  • 2 gateways at Poulter Park (Merton and Sutton)
  • 1 gateways at Waddon Ponds (Croydon)
  • 2 gateways at Wandle Park (Merton)
  • 1 gateway at Trewint Street (Wandsworth)

Four out of six Living Wandle Scheme gateways have been successfully completed so far along with the Regional Park signage being installed at key points to improve navigation along the Wandle Trail.

Both gateways at Poulter Park were opened to the public in May 2015 and the project was co-delivered as part of the wider “Big Green Fund” scheme. The two gateways at Wandle Park were opened in September 2016 with a celebration event taking place in collaboration with the local community.

Works are due to begin in Spring 2017 to create new gateways at Waddon Ponds in Croydon and Trewint Street in Wandsworth with the openings planned for Summer 2017. The gateway at Trewint Street in Wandsworth already has the Regional Park signage installed.


“A Day on the Wandle” – Gateways Film

During a two day workshop coordinated by Groundwork London a team of six young people directed, filmed and produced “A Day on the Wandle” as part of the gateways project. The film was launched in December 2016 and highlights why members of the public think visiting the River Wandle and Wandle Trail is special!

For more information about the wider Regional Park gateways project please visit the WVRPT projects page.


This project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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