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Wandsworth launches its new Night Time Strategy - a big thank you to everyone that helped shape this ground-breaking document!

A new, first-of-its-kind Night Time Strategy for Wandsworth was officially launchedin November 2023 and you can now download the PDFor flick through the interactive document.

London’s Night Czar, Amy Lamé and Wandsworth Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Kemi Akinola headed up the launch, celebrating this important milestone for Wandsworth, London, and beyond.

The document sets out the borough’s strategic vision for the evening and night-time, focusing on:

  • The safety of women and vulnerable people moving around the city at night
  • How best to support night workers, including people working in entertainment, leisure and hospitality businesses, health care, warehouses, deliveries and offices
  • Ensuring the borough’s night-time economy thrives
  • Drawn up following extensive input from people who live, work and visit the area at night, inclusivity is at the heart of the Strategy and the document seeks to respond to all the feedback the Council received over the course of the project, hoping to truly improve the night-time for all.

    Thanks to everyone that contributed!

    Check out our interactive consultation reports on the Ideas Mapand First Draft Night Time Strategyconsultations, and our phase one consultation report to see how we got here.

    Wandsworth is the first borough to deliver a Night Time Strategy since the GLA recommended that all boroughs produce one. It will now set the precedent for future Night Time Strategies across London.

    The strategy includes recommendations such as better lighting and transport and encouraging a broader range of night time businesses in town centres – beyond just eating and drinking.

    Now that the Strategy has launched, the council will produce an action plan and work with partners including Transport for London, the Met police, businesses and community groups to deliver improvements. It will also be considered by the council when making planning, highways, community safety and licensing decisions.

    Deputy council leader Cllr Kemi Akinola said:

    “We spoke to hundreds of people before finalising our strategy because we know that how you experience the night time depends on who and where you are. Now we have set out our strategic vision, the work will begin in making sure that we can deliver the quick wins and long-term changes that will make a huge difference.”

    Amy Lamé, London’s Night Czar, said:

    “I am delighted to see the launch of Wandsworth’s new night-time strategy which will help local businesses to thrive, make neighbourhoods feel more welcoming and streets safer for everyone, particularly women and girls, after dark.” “Wandsworth is the first borough to publish their night-time strategy since the GLA's recommendation, and I hope this encourages other boroughs to follow their lead. The Mayor and I are committed to working in partnership with every borough to ensure our high streets, public spaces and workplaces are fair, safe and inclusive at night as we build a better more prosperous London for everyone.”

    More information on the project can be found on the Council’s website.

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    Posted on 5th December 2023

    by Blanka Hay