New Year - New Chapter

With the festive celebrations behind us, and life (more or less) back to normal there are some changes ahead for this website in 2015.

Though plans are still sketchy at the moment, the eventual aim is to turn the site into a useful extra resource for all the different groups and organisations which operate in this part of Battersea, and to help promote local businesses wherever we can.

So thank you for your patience, and watch this space for further details!

Carols in the Square

Battersea's 2014 festive season got going in earnest on Tuesday 2 December. As usual this popular comunity event was organised by the Friends of Battersea Square and generously sponsored by John D Wood & Co.

It was a very chilly evening, but - fortified by mulled wine and mice pies, and Sambrooks beer, and cookies being handed out by staff from Gordon Ramsay's restaurant London House - the large crowd was in good voice and good spirits, with the singing helped along as usual by the professional brass quintet Mardi Brass.

At 7pm Councillor Stuart Thom, Mayor of Wandsworth,switched on the tree lights, helped by five year old Emilio, a pupil at Thomas's school. And then the skies above the square erupted in a riot of colour with a magnificent firework display which lasted several minutes. While the singing continued, the police cadets did a good job of rattling their buckets to persuade people to give to two local charities - the Katherine Low Settlement and the Battersea Summer Scheme. Another good night for Battersea!