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Community Event Brings New Life to Oasis Green Space

  • July 6, 2024
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Community Event Brings New Life to Oasis Green Space

On Saturday, 8th June, residents from Carey Gardens, Patmore Co-ops, and the Savona estate in Wandsworth, gathered for a day of fun and community engagement. Attendees enjoyed free ice creams, refreshments, live music, and mural painting as they shared their ideas on the future of the large green area. Older residents fondly reminisced about their days playing on the grass and the old skate park. Eloise Barnes, daughter of the late local artist Brian Barnes, joined children and community members in planting trees.

This event is part of Wandsworth Council’s initiative to revitalise local neighbourhoods by actively listening to residents and utilising funds from developers to enhance community spaces. Simon Hogg, Leader of Wandsworth Council, and Cabinet Member for Housing, Aydin Dikerdem, visited the newly-opened site. Councillor Hogg expressed his enthusiasm: “I’m so pleased we’re able to return the Oasis site back to the community where it belongs and thanks to all the people who came along to share their memories and suggestions for what should happen next. None of us want to leave this precious green space in limbo forever so we’ll move as fast as we can to get it opened up permanently and safely for everyone to enjoy.”

The Oasis site has suffered from disrepair, fly-tipping, and anti-social behaviour over the years. Wandsworth Council is now working with the local community to determine its future. Find out more and share your thoughts on the future of this Battersea green space until, 25th July, 2024, at wandsworth.gov.uk/oasis-renewal.

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