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Forthcoming events

Our programme for the summer is here.

On Sunday 16 August there will be another in the series of botanical walks over the summer led by Roy Vickery of the South London Botanical Institute. The walk will be on the theme of Wetland Flora. It will start at 3pm at the junction of Elmbourne Road and Tooting Bec Road.

On Sunday 23 August we are organising a History of the Common walk, led by Graham Gower of the Streatham Society. It will start at 2.30pm at the junction of Garrad's Road and Tooting Bec Road.

All are welcome to come on these walks. There is no charge, but a donation to the work of Friends of Tooting Common will be invited.

We are also organising a bat walk on Thursday 10 September and a bat survey on Thursday 15 October. If you are interested in attending these, please book with by emailing

On Sunday 25 October we will hold our annual Pumpkin Parade

We are also planning a number of other events, including a quiz and a nature walk for children. More details will be available on this website.

Bluebell Walk
  Birchwood Road hybrids Edge of Furzedown Road Native English bluebells
Ecology Pond
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Segregation of cyclists and pedestrians on some paths

Currently the cycle path is divided into two. Pedestrians are allowed on both sides of the path but cyclists are only allowed on their side.

In January 2013, FOTC carried out a survey of members for their views on these arrangements. Subsequently the Council have proposed removing the dividing white line.

A public inquiry on these proposals was held on 30 September 2014. FOTC submitted comments to this inquiry. The outcome of the inquiry is awaited.

The results of FOTC's 2013 survey are here.

FOTC's comments to the public inquiry in Sept 2014 are here.

Photo Gallery
The best one each month will go onto our website and may end up becoming part of a calendar. Send your photos of the common to us at
Responses to consultations on events policy and on policing
From time to time, Friends of Tooting Common are consulted by Wandsworth Borough Council on issues relating to the Common. We have recently been consulted by the Council on their draft policy for events on parks and commons in Wandsworth, and on their proposals for policing of parks and commons from April 2015. Our responses to these two consultations are here - on the Council's draft events policy and on the proposals on policing.
Responses to Council proposals for Triangle field, and cafe

We have also been consulted on the Council's proposals for leases for:

- the Triangle field (youth centre and redgra pitch)
- the cafe on the Common.

Our responses to these two sets of proposals are here:

- on the Triangle field
- on the cafe