Local Issues

On occasions FCN is involved in consideration of issues of local community interest and concern. However as a non-political organisation FCN does not take a political position on issues. The issues below are therefore reported for information, not in support of any particular position.

Mitcham Lane – Over the last couple of years the FCN has taken an interest in the condition of Mitcham Lane and we are pleased to be involved in continuing discussions.

Furzedown Recreation Ground – Furzedown Rec is in the heart of Furzedown and FCN has been involved in discussions about its maintenance and future for some time, and we support the creation of the Friends of Furzedown Rec group to take this forward.

Tooting Common – there continue to be a number of issues about the management of the Common and FCN works with the Friends of Tooting Common to ensure the community is represented in discussions.

Graveney School Third Campus Proposal: Welham Road – In 2014 Graveney School announced plans to build a Third Campus which would involve closing Welham Road – FCN organised a public meeting, to discuss this (notes available here), and since then we are not aware of any further developments.

Clean up Furzedown – is a twitter campaign to encourage the reporting of fly-tipping, and related problems to the council see the twitter page – Clean-up Furzedown The Council has now launched a new app to make it easier to report problems such as graffiti or flytipping to the town hall. To download it search for ‘Wandsworth Report It’ on the Apple or Android store, or access it via the council’s website at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/myaccount.

EnvironmentTransition Town Tooting and the Furzedown Low-Carbon Zone are both active on environmental issues in the area.  The Plastic Free Furzedown group is a new group looking specifically at reducing plastic use and disposal.  The 1,000 trees project aims to plant that number of trees in Furzedown.  Wandsworth Tree Wardens are volunteers involved in looking after trees in public spaces in the borough.

The Furzedown Oak project aims to fill Furzedown with a variety of exciting sculpture by the summer of 2017. The idea came from local residents who wanted to make good use of the wood from a well loved American Red Oak tree which was felled on the local rec. Six sculptors are involved along with other artists. They have a wide range of approaches, some work alone, some in pairs and others with numerous members of the community.

Foodbank – FCN supports the Foodbank based at St Paul’s Curch on Thursday morning – contributions welcome at the Church 10.00-12.00. Part of the Wandsworth Foodbank

The Furzedown Chat Group is a forum where other issues are discussed on a regular basis

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