Friends of Tooting Common
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Forthcoming events

Our programme for the summer is here.

On Sunday 27 September there will be a children's nature walk led by Colm O'Flynn. It will start at 10am at the cafe. If you would like to attend this walk please book by emailing

On Thursday 15 October we will be organising a bat survey, which will be the last bat-related event of the year. If you would like to attend please book by emailing

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

On Sunday 25 October we will hold our annual Pumpkin Parade. More details to follow.

Our Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday 1 November from 3 to 5pm at Saint Anselm's Church (lower hall),
9 Tooting Bec Road

We will also be planning a number of other events: 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