Current News

Our New Book

The Friends are proud to announce that the newly published book, describing the history of the Park from the early 1800s to present day, is now available from our online shop. The book has been written by ex-Park Manager Jennifer … more …

Archived News

Fireworks Sold Out

Wandsworth Council and their contractor, Enable, have said that the Fireworks event is now sold out. We don’t know of any other ways to get tickets. … Continue reading →

Lecture – Non Native Species

On Monday 24th October 2016 the Friends host another Lunchtime Lecture, when Dr Niall Moore will give an illustrated talk on ‘Non-Native Species in Britain – Millennia of Invasion’.

Friends Annual Sculpture Unveiling

Tonight at 6:30 the Friends will unveil the 17th Sculpture Prize winner outside the Millennium Arena on East Carriage Drive. The prize will be presented by British architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright. Nibbles and drinks available! … Continue reading →

Bye Bye Formula E

So, the Formula E racing has finished and the Park has just a few more days of fork lifts and articulated lorries to puncture the tranquillity of calm summer days.Attendance seemed to be down compared to last year, with some … Continue reading →

Formula E Build Up

Work has commenced for this years Formula E event, on the weekend of 2nd/3rd July, with rolling closures over the next couple of weeks. Wandsworth BC has details of the closures expected each day available for download. … Continue reading →

Guided Walk 11th June

Councillor Rex Osborn will lead the walk. A joint event, Saturday 11th June, with the Battersea Society.  Meet in the car park near the Albert Gate at 2pm. The walk will last until about 4pm. No need to book. Cost £5 … Continue reading →

Going … then gone

Shortly before the judicial review was due to be heard, on 25th May, negotiations between Battersea Park Action Group and Formula E reached an agreement for this years race to be the last. The following joint agreed statement was issued by the … Continue reading →

Justice for the Crowd?

The efforts of Save Battersea Park are surging forward with over £20,000 raised towards the action questioning the legality of the Formula E planning permission.If you want to help donations can be made at Crowd Justice. … Continue reading →

Friends AGM 11th July

The Friends of Battersea Park Annual General Meeting will be held at The Ethelburga Community Centre, 60 Worfield Road, SW11 4RA at 7:30 pm on Monday 11th July 2016. … Continue reading →

Stock Up with Thrive

Over the Easter break the Thrive kiosk, located on East Carriage Drive, has a wonderful stock of plants for sale. The sale of plants is just one way Thrive raises funds to support all the work it does training the disabled, … Continue reading →

Is Formula E legal?

Local resident and member of the Battersea Park Action Group (BPAG), James Jackson, a blind author of historical thrillers, who has previously voiced his strong opposition to Formula E racing taking place in Battersea Park this July has now issued … Continue reading →

Money

On the evening of Tuesday 24th November the Wandsworth Borough Council Community Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee met to discuss, amongst other things, whether or not Formula-E car racing should continue in Battersea Park during 2016 and 2017.A sizeable, noisy, crowd gathered … Continue reading →

Latest Formula E Letter

Below is the latest letter sent from the Friends to Wandsworth Borough Council voicing objections to further Formula E events.To WBC, 2nd November 2015 …I am writing to you as lead for Formula E and as Chair of the Community Services … Continue reading →

Formula E 2016 Decision

Following the larger than expected response to Wandsworth Borough Councils Formula E post event survey the decision of whether or not the event would run next year has now been scheduled for the Community Services Oversight and Scrutiny Committee to consider … Continue reading →

Friends Bugs Lecture

On Monday 19th October 2015 the Friends host another Lunchtime Lecture, when Dr Luke Tilley, PhD FRES, Director of Outreach and Development, The Royal Entomological Society, will give an illustrated talk entitled ‘British Bugs Everywhere’. The lecture will be held at … Continue reading →

WBC Formula E Survey

Wandsworth Borough Council have launched a survey to gather local opinion on the recent Formula E racing in Battersea Park and thoughts about its future. The survey runs until 6th September 2015. The link is WBC Formula E Consultation Survey. The … Continue reading →