The Battersea Society: News Blog


News Blog

This page is for news and information which doesn't have an obvious place elsewhere on the website. Do get in touch if you come across anything you think might be worthy of attention.



Added on: 23 May 2020 at 11:08:01

Wandsworth Public Spaces Protection Order

The Council proposes to either implement or extend existing PSPOs across the borough to cover the following:



  • Anti-social behaviour caused by drinking alcohol in a public space

  • Use and possession of Novel Psychoactive Substances in a public space

  • Dog control in parks and open spaces

  • Dog control on public highways and pavements


You can read the full details and  make you own comments here



Added on: 1 April 2020 at 10:36:16

Photo Competition Postponed until 2021


The Battersea Society regrets to announce that this year's Photographic Competition has been postponed.

We did consider whether we could encourage photography as a distraction that could be pursued while practicing social-distancing in these difficult times but the health of the Battersea community matters to us and we would rather that everyone stayed at home as part of the collective effort against the virus.

We have agreed with our partners at the Royal College of Art that the Battersea Society will relaunch the competition early in 2021 when we hope things are much improved,. We look forward to hosting an exhibition of Battersea's finest photography in spring 2021.

Photographs entered for this year's competition will of course be eligible for resubmission next year.



Added on: 31 March 2020 at 10:44:30

Events Cancelled but Work of Society Continues

As the extend of the pandemic crisis started to become clear, and the need for social distancing, the Society's trustees took the decision to cancel all the forthcoming events, meetings and visits - including regrettably the annual summer party - planned for 2021.

However the work of the Heritage, Open Spaces and Planning Committees would be able to continue with virtual meetings via Zoom, and the website and other media such as the regular newsletters, Facebook and Twtter would keep members informed of what was happening.

The Battersea Update newsletter has been temporarily replaced by the Battersea Insider newsletter which reflects the lack of outside events but instead gives details of entertainment, talks and so on available online.