Award For Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust

Horticultural Week gives it a Best Parks Partnership award

The charitable trust that supports many parks and public open spaces across the boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth has received an award.

The Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust was the winner of Best Parks Partnership – Third Sector in the Horticulture Week Custodian Award. This is awarded to the project that best demonstrates a successful partnership between multiple public or third sector organisations which aims to champion access to green space services.

The Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust was originally set up as a limited company in 2012 and was granted charitable status the following year. The Wandle Valley Regional Park consists of over 40 green spaces which extend four boroughs.

Achievements include 32 green space projects, six river restorations which have improved habitat for wildlife, more than 60 tonnes of rubbish gathered during 20 clean ups, 1,192 events involving over 39,000 participants, securing agreements with significant landowners for a coordinated approach to dealing with invasive non-native plant species, and the River Wandle being the first London river to be granted Good Ecological Potential status.

The Trust has also received a grant from the HLF Resilient Heritage program and the GLA to assist with developing management structures and financial sustainability to help ensure the continuation of this inspiring work across the Wandle Valley for many years to come.

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July 3, 2018

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Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust CEO Sue Morgan with Kelvin Shewry and Sarah Perry