Fishponds has always felt like the missing green heart of Tooting. Lying underused for decades – except for booked sports clubs and some school use – things are now looking up in 2021: Forever Fishponds will be working with Enable to deliver a summer programme of activities on the Fields as part of a plan going forward to establish compatible use between schools, sports clubs and community access.
Click here for the SUMMER 2021 PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES.
The campaign for consistent regular access to the Fields for local people, started with Forever Fishponds in January 2020.Working with local Tooting residents we asked ‘What if Fishponds were a thriving green habitat for all in the heart of Tooting, for current and future generations?’
We pressured the Council to keep the Fields open during Lockdown (3 times); held August picnics; sent 3000 post cards to local households asking what they loved and needed from the Fields; held Open Meetings and built an evidence base to propose a Community Offer to Wandsworth Council to embed community access and voice into the future management of the Fields.
All are welcome to explore how sport, physical activity for all, biodiversity, mental health, outdoor learning and community connection can work together on Fishponds Fields. One day we may be able to wander or cycle the Tooting Green Way through Fishponds to Streatham Cemetery to Springfield Park and on up to Wandsworth Common. Why not?
Forever Fishponds – imagining and sharing how Fishponds Fields can be a flourishing green community space in the heart of Tooting