Wandsworth council is teaming up with the Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum to host a workshop as part of the development for a Night Time Strategy.
The aim is to create a better night-time experience (between 6pm and 6am) for everyone living, working, and visiting the borough. The strategy is particularly focused on supporting night time workers and people who may feel more at risk out and about after dark.
We will therefore use the workshop session to develop a set of LGBTQ+ inclusive policies that look at how the council can better support the community at night.
Recommendations will look at how the council can support local businesses, ensure our town centres are vibrant and safe and look at the design of our public spaces.
As we all know, Wandsworth unfortunately has no dedicated LGBTQ+ spaces. A Night Time Strategy recommendation, highly endorsed by the Forum, will be the creation of a space for the community in the borough. But we also want to better understand the vast experiences of Wandsworth at night and explore new ideas, like ways to connect more closely with neighbouring Lambeth.
For this reason, you are invited to the workshop on Tuesday 1st of November, from 6.30 to 8.30 pm at the Battersea Art Centre. The event is free, and snacks and drinks will be provided. This will be the perfect arena to highlight how does a safe night in Wandsworth looks like for you. This will also be the perfect opportunity for us, the new Forum members, to say hello to all our new and not-so-new friends. There will also be a chance for networking drinks at the end of the event.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions and if you are thinking of coming, make sure to fill in the Eventbrite registration form. This is only help us understand the expected turnout.
You can find out more about the Night Time Strategy and leave your comments on our interactive map here: https://ntswandsworth.commonplace.is/
We look forward to seeing you there.