Find out more about the Wandle and our partnership achievements!
The natural signature of the River Wandle and the Wandle Valley is unique.
As one of the UK’s rare natural chalk streams, the Wandle supports an important variety of habitats and wildlife in a heavily urbanised landscape. Built treasures from the river’s rich industrial past add an interesting layer to signature of the Wandle Valley.
The Living Wandle Landscape Partnership Scheme brings together a collection of expert organisations and community partners to deliver a series of projects aimed at conserving, restoring, promoting access and celebrating the Wandle’s built and natural heritage.
This ambitious £2.7m programme will run until March 2017 and has been made possible through the dedicated hard work of organisations along the Wandle that are united to see the river become more accessible to everyone. Partners will contribute £784,000 and HLF have agreed to fund the scheme with £1.9m. The benefits to the area through the delivery of these carefully selected projects are designed to greatly exceed the sum of their parts.
The Living Wandle scheme is the first urban Landscape Partnership Scheme in the UK. For more information about schemes please visit the HLF website
There are a mixture of physical changes and community projects taking place along the River Wandle – the 28 projects offer something for everyone to get involved with. Explore below to find out more about each of the projects!
Wandle Gateways – Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust
Merton Priory Chapter House – Merton Priory Trust and Merton Borough Council
History Under Our Feet – Groundwork London
Morden Hall Park Wetlands – National Trust
Mitcham Community Orchard Pond Project – Mitcham Community Orchard & Gardens
Ravensbury Park Lake Platform – London Borough of Merton and Friends of Ravensbury Park
Project Kingfisher – Wandle Trust
Treasures of the Wandle – The Building Exploratory
Mapping The Mills – The Building Exploratory
Wandle Watchers Wildlife Recording – Living Wandle Team
Confluence: The River Speaks – Living Wandle Team
Wandle Digital Library – Living Wandle Team
Discovering the Source of the Wandle – Wandle Trust
Living River Performance Art – Battersea Arts Centre
Piscators Youth Section – Piscators Angling Club
Reflecting the Wandle – Groundwork London
River Celebration – Living Wandle Team
Wandle Flowing Through Time – Groundwork London
Wandle Estates – London Wildlife Trust
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