Mapping the Wandle – Creative writing workshop, 9 September 2017

Wandle Fortnight, run by Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Wandle Valley Forum is back again in September 2017.

An event will be run at the Local History Service located at Battersea Library on Saturday 9 September 2017 exploring the history of the River Wandle. There will be copies of archival materials held in the collection and these will be used to make cut and paste collaged publications inspired by the participants’ memories. It will be an opportunity to share experiences of the River and think creatively about how participants can tell their own stories.

Mireille Fauchon, who will be leading the event says,

‘It would be fantastic to have a range of stories from people with different stories about the River; for example from childhood, work or leisurely activities just enjoying the landscape.”

 

The workshop is FREE for adults only (16+)All materials will be provided – just bring yourself and your memories!

Places are limited so please do book by emailing Heritage@gll.org or call 0207 223 2334 (press 2 at the menu)

 

What else is on during Wandle Fortnight?

For details of all the activities on offer and to download a programme of events, click here.

We are taking bookings for a Lichen Walkshop on 12 September, in Wandle Park, which will involve discussions on pollution, a walk to observe lichens and using a particulate matter monitor. This will be run by London Sustainability Exchange who spoke on air pollution at one of our meetings this year.

Full details of this event and how to book can be found, here.

 

Twitter: @WandleForum

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Wandle Park Croydon - Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

Wandle Park Croydon – Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

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Wandle Fortnight, 9 to 24 September 2017 – GET INVOLVED!

The Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Wandle Valley Forum would like to invite you to celebrate the Wandle Valley this September for Wandle Fortnight.

Stimulate the mind

Have fun with the kids

Get healthy!

For details of all the activities on offer and to download a programme of events, click here.

 

We are taking bookings for a Lichen Walkshop which will be run by London Sustainability Exchange who spoke on air pollution at one of our meetings this year.

Full details of this event and how to book can be found, here.

There is also a creative writing workshop focussing on mapping the history of the Wandle.  Details, here.

Check out the link at the top of this post for the full listings & other updates.

Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum

 

Wandle Park Croydon - Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

Wandle Park Croydon – Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

 

Twitter: @WandleForum

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Book a place for the Lichen Identification Walkshop – 12 Sept 2017, part of Wandle Fortnight

Carrying out a lichen survey is a fun and engaging activity to explore and understand more about your local area. It is suitable for all age groups, including families.

Lichens are formed from a symbiotic relationship between fungus and algae, and grow everywhere! There are many different types of lichens and some are sensitive to levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in the air, therefore acting as bio-indicators of pollution levels.

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) will run this event and will also bring their Particulate Matter monitor and take readings with that along the way.  It will begin and end with short presentations and discussions about pollution.

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This event is part of Wandle Fortnight, with a host of events running from 9 to 24 September 2017.

Rough timings for the walkshop are as follows:

18:00 Meet up at the bandstand in Wandle Park

18:10 Brief introduction to pollution and lichens

18:30 Walking around to find lichen. The walk will start in Wandle Park and head towards Croydon town centre in order to spot lichen and to gauge differing levels of pollution.

19:15 Arrive back at Bandstand and discuss results

19:30 Close

BOOK A PLACE HERE!

Please be aware that this walkshop will involve walking towards Croydon town centre.

Anyone under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Your booking details for this event will be shared with LSx.

 

Got a question?  Get in touch!

 

Notes of meeting – May 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on Monday 12 April, 2017.

Notices and notes of meeting

The notices of meeting were posted up after the meeting.  Find them here.

The notes of meeting were agreed by those attending before finalising.  

You can access them here: Notes of meeting 10_05_2017

A list of questions and points made at this meeting has been drawn up and these will go to the Council for comment.  The result of this will be posted on the website.

As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

Next public meeting
Our meeting for June was cancelled as it was due to be held close to the General Election. The next meeting is our AGM, scheduled for Tuesday 4 July 2017.  This will be advertised shortly.

Please watch our website for details of this and future meetings, and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

You can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

We’d appreciate it if you would help spread the word about our meetings.

And you can always become a member to support our work

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Notes of meeting – April 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on Monday 12 April, 2017.

 

Notices and notes of meeting

The notices of meeting were posted up after the meeting.  Find them here.

The notes of meeting were agreed by those attending before finalising.  

You can access them here: Notes of meeting 12_04_2017

As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

Next public meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 10 May 2017 and will revisit the topic of Rubbish.  Please book a place if you plan to attend.

Please watch our website for details of this and future meetings, and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

You can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

We’d appreciate it if you would help spread the word about our meetings.

And you can always become a member to support our work

Find us on Twitter @CroydonNbrhoods
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Notes of meeting – March 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on Monday 16 January, 2017.

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Notices and notes of meeting

The notices of meeting were posted up after the meeting.  Find them here.

 

The notes of meeting were agreed by those attending before finalising.  

You can access them here: Notes of meeting 14_03_2017

POST MEETING UPDATE
The donations of food items received at this meeting were delivered to Purley Food Hub and were gratefully received.

As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

Next public meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 12 April 2017.  Please book a place if you plan to attend.

This meeting will focus specifically on discussing on ways to monitor and tackle air pollution in Croydon.

Why not book a place to hear about the Clean Air 4 Communities scheme, run by London Sustainability Exchange?  There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and there will be training provided on the night. You can then decide whether or not this is of interest to you and gain support from others in Croydon if you decide you’d like to get involved. See full details here.

May’s meeting is being planned and booking will be announced shortly. This meeting will revisit the thorny issue of Rubbish – Refuse, recycling and fly-tipping.

Please watch our website for details of this and future meetings, and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

You can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

We’d appreciate it if you would help spread the word about our meetings.

And you can always become a member to support our work

Find us on Twitter @CroydonNbrhoods
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