The Wandle Valley itself presents a rich mix of heritage locations, residential communities, metropolitan open land, open parkland, a complex mix of wildlife areas, and the Wandle Trail pedestrian/cycle route along with the rich biodiversity from the River Wandle itself.
The Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust has been set up to provide the coordination and leadership needed to deliver the development of the Regional Park. Its creation has helped generate new investment to improve the facilities, management and maintenance of open spaces within the area of the regional park. The Trust is supporting the delivery of innovative projects that will transform landscapes and their accessibility for the public – helping to make the Wandle Valley into a valued local resource as well as a visitor destination for London.
Get Active Wandle Valley
Get Active Wandle Valley is a partnership initiative targeting deprived communities in the Wandle Valley in the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton and Croydon, with support from those local authorities, the National Trust and a grant from Sport England.
The project, the first of its kind, is co funded through the public health and sports departments of the four boroughs, National Trust and Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust. Focusing on ‘Fit Families’ and ‘Forever Fit’, (a programme for the over 50s), the project will focus on getting people to be active and enjoy using the outside spaces throughout the regional park.
Wandle Wheelers is a cycling initiative being delivered by the Get Active Wandle Valley project and has been funded by Wimbledon Foundation’s Get Set, Get Active fund. There will be two regular rides from separate locations in Wandsworth and Merton.
The Trust is an independent Limited Company that became a charity in 2013.
It is managed by a board of Trustees made up by the four London Boroughs (Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton and Croydon), statutory agencies (Natural England and Environment Agency), landowners (National Trust and Mitcham Common Conservators) and local community organisations (Wandle Valley Forum and Wandle Trust).
For more information, please contact Chief Executive Sue Morgan at: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07887 992895