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The Wandsworth Society
Safeguarding our urban environment

Safeguarding our urban environment

The Wandsworth Society is a voluntary group concerned with the quality of landscape, transport and planning in and around Wandsworth Town and Wandsworth Common. The Society is non-party political and registered with the Charity Commission.


Our aim is to safeguard the character and quality of the built environment and protect the integrity of open spaces, rivers and their environs. We monitor planning decisions seeking to curb excessive or inappropriate development and we campaign for improved traffic management and public transport.


We are actively involved in the Wandsworth town centre regeneration partnership (WTCP) and fully support Agenda 21 for local sustainability.


The Society makes a difference

The Society has achieved a number of successes (sometimes in collaboration with other groups) including improved traffic management plans, preserving heritage buildings, safeguarding open space, and minimising over-development.


Read about our current areas of concern.

Society Activities & Events

The Society’s interest is focused on Wandsworth Common and Wandsworth town centre, the Thames and the Wandle.

However we also consider issues from further a field that will impact on local quality of life, transport and major developments in the borough.


Society Committees

The Society comprises a number of specialist committees including: Planning, Transport, Open spaces & Rivers.

They monitor developments and report to the Executive Committee who then make appropriate representations. On occasion a concerted campaign will be mounted such as the High Street traffic issue and the campaign that kick-started the original town-centre regeneration programme.



The Society played a leading role in the inner-city regeneration programme initiated by the government a decade ago and is now represented on its successor, the Wandsworth Town Centre Partnership, where we continue to promote revival and coherent planning in the town centre and riverside quarter.


Events Programme


Talks are open to all local residents and are usually FREE and held monthly at:

West Side Church(see map below), 7.45 for 8pm unless otherwise stated.


Click for information about Forthcoming Events.



If you prefer to receive our event and talks notices and campaigning updates via email please let us know your email address. It will cut down our workload and provide more notice of useful information. It will not be used for any other purposes.  


Join your local society

The more members the Society has the more effective it can be in its role of protecting the local landscape and environment, so we are always happy to welcome new members - we would like to hear your views and concerns.


Society events also enable local people with common interests to get together and meet or keep in touch with new friends and neighbours.


To join please get in touch with the Membership coordinator, Gill Gray at

or come and meet us at one of the monthly talks.


You'll be very welcome!



Finding Us

The Wandsworth Society
Studio 8 Royal Victoria Patriotic Building
Fitzhugh Grove, London
SW18 3SX
West Side Church
Melody Road
SW18 2QQ