Organisers last night shared an update on recent discussions with the council:
Wanted to let you know as soon as poss; we met this afternoon with a high level group from Wandsworth and a deal is done - it is for a 12-month trial and we are now working on a course on Tooting Common: parkrun is coming to Wandsworth! Yay!!
It was very clear at the meeting that numbers counted and Wandsworth were struck by not just how many signed – local and further afield – but also the thoughtfulness, and often heartfelt nature, of comments many people left. It was hugely important.
This is a very good win for the people of Wandsworth, it’s a borough with a host of fantastic spaces and with a little time, parkrun should proliferate across the borough.
Sorry this is brief, I really have just so many people to thank ... :)
Thank you, thank you for signing the petition! Together we achieved a very good thing here: be happy, be proud – and go for a parkrun!
Details on the course and how to join will follow. A win for community action!