Have Your Say Today - Place - Have Your Say: Night Time Strategy Wandsworth




Home >  Introduction  >  Vision >  Place

A place is made up of buildings, roads, parks and spaces, but the success of a place is more than just the sum of its parts.

All the different elements of a place create a feeling, a sense, a ‘vibe’: if they work well together, these factors can make town centres feel vibrant, fun and welcoming at night.

We want to explore what makes a place a positive experience at night, and how we can transport these learnings across the borough.  

A place for everyone

  • You visit your town and local centres mostly for restaurants, pubs and shopping in the evenings (6pm – midnight)
  • Pubs are the main reason for visiting town and local centres in the late night (midnight - 6am)
  • You asked for more culture, especially music venues and outdoor performances
  • Businesses at night mostly cater to the younger, more affluent section of the community
  • Need to celebrate the magic of community and cultural spaces across the borough with more activities and events
  • Need more youth clubs, sports facilities and safe places where young people can spend time during the evening
  • Need a wider range of later opening businesses, not just surrounding alcohol, to activate streets for safety and help local economy prosper

Design our centres for the night

  • A lot of shop windows are dark or have shutters down at night and create dark patches
  • Disused spaces, empty units and railway arches should be used where possible
  • More creative and warm street lights wanted, with better colours

Parks and open spaces

  • Many people are scared of using parks at night  
  • More outdoor spaces wanted for the community to use in the evenings
  • Businesses, residents and visitors have welcomed the pedestrianisation of streets in the borough
  • Businesses outside of pedestrianised zones felt left out and would like to be included in creative solutions for attracting footfall too 
  • The river is underused and could connect better to the night time econom

Click on each category below to read our recommendations for Place

Nothing to display, check back soon for more.

This engagement phase has finished

Some people making comments


A person happy and a comment icon