Battersea summer news and events roundup

News at Eden Harper | 24/04/2015

South West London is one of the best places to live in London.

Ok, this is just our opinion – and of course we’re slightly biased – but we’ve good reason for thinking this.

Not only are there lots of incredible markets you can explore, there are also vibrant bars, restaurants and cafes you can enjoy.  

Summer is a great time to experience the area – check out this range of things to do below…

The Fabulous Feast

Calling foodies everywhere: this magnificent week-long celebration of food and drink will be  taking place in May from the 18th-24th of May at St John’s Hill. Sample a £15 menu and bring along your friends, family and shopping bag to the main food festival on the 23rd May (just don’t eat beforehand…)

Northcote Summer Fete

Northcote Road is one of Battersea’s best-known streets. The Northcote Summer Fete will take place in July and will have an enormous screen there, so you don’t miss out on the action from Wimbledon! There’s so much to do and see what it comes to performances throughout the day, such as local choirs, bands and dance clubs. If you’re looking for something different to do, you could even try the 70 foot astro-glide and cups and saucers, the kids will love it (if you have them!) As well as this, you can have a look at some of the eclectic mixture of businesses in and around Northcote Road, providing everything from jewellery to hog roasts to antiques.

Learn about Twitter

It’s in a couple of days’ time, but there’s still time to get yourself along to Good Morning Twitter – hosted by Gertrude & Ivy on Friday 24th at half eight for half an hour of advanced level Twitter tips presented by founder, Emma Jane, as well as a delicious Spanish breakfast!

In other news:

Wandsworth Council is set to inject £70m more into improving the local infrastructure over the net couple of years The council has earmarked the cash in capital spending to fund improvements across all the service areas between now and the end of March 2017. Around £30m will be spent on school buildings, providing new school places and expanding facilities for young people.

Another £17m will be spent on Wandsworth’s transport infrastructure, including over £5m on upgrading passenger facilities at Battersea Park Station, an extra £3.4m on repairing pavements and other road surfaces, as well as £400,000 on more adequate street lighting.  There will be also significant funds invested into bus services and new cycle paths. 

Wandsworth Grant Fund

There’s a new Wandsworth Grant fund which will bring existing schemes together with a view to developing a more consistent and coordinated approach to awarding small grants offered by the council. It streamlines the small grants fund for Community and Voluntary sector organisations. 

The new funds are below:

  • Wandsworth Big Society Fund
  • Arts Grants (Four funding streams: Small Art, Creative Communities, Project Arts and Cultural Capacity Grants
  • Youth Service Community Grant
  • Children and Young People’s Plan Small Grant
  • Wandsworth ECO Fund  

The funding available for 2015-2016 is £396,500, the same as for these combined schemes in 2014-2015.

For more information click on the link below:

Wandsworth Gov