Countdown to Christmas
There are just 83 days to Christmas, and the Friends of Battersea Square are about to start planning the next Carols in the Square event which has become such a focal point in the run-up to the festive season. Watch this space for news of 2014's event!
Carols in the Square is always free to all but we do organise a collection on the night the proceeds of which are shared between two very important local charities. The Katherine Low Settlement has been a multi-purpose community and social action centre since 1924 dedicated to fighting the effects of poverty and isolation, and the Friends of Battersea Square are proud to support them.
Since 1992 The Battersea Summer Scheme has been organising trips, outings and events for disadvantaged young people living in Battersea and Balham. These young people are often very vulnerable and can become victims of crime or, worse still, be tempted to commit a crime. As a major project of the Battersea Crime Prevention Panel the scheme tries to reach these youngsters first, encouraging them to take part in positive activities. Their major fund-raising event each year is the now legendary Battersea Police Ball. This year's event is on Saturday 29th November 2014.