Grounds Maintenance, Landscape Creation, Arboriculture, Sports Surfacing, Parks management, IOS Managing Safely Training, Ecology & Biodiversity, Grass cutting, Horticulture, Street Cleaning, Soft Landscaping, Hard Landscaping
Wandsworth is one of the largest inner London Boroughs and includes a diverse range of communities. Wandsworth’s population of approximately 310,500 have access to 1,600 acres of parks and open spaces, the largest proportion for any inner London authority.
idverde commenced its eight-year Parks and Cemeteries Maintenance Contract with Wandsworth Borough Council in February 2013.
Working in partnership with the Council, idverde is responsible for horticultural and other related maintenance of the Borough’s parks and open spaces, including the prestigious Battersea Park, as well as cemetery maintenance and grave digging. The company also manages and maintains Wandsworth’s sports pitches, including taking bookings from the public.
The newly refurbished Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) at Chivalry Road on Wandsworth Common is available to book for netball, 3-on-3 basketball and 5-a-side football.
The new court is marked out for netball and 5-a-side football with 3-on-3 basketball also marked out. The MUGA also has floodlights set on an automatic timer and movement sensor, and the new surface is polymeric and suitable for all three sports. The improvements were paid for by Wandsworth Council through the Wandsworth Local Fund.
The court can be booked between 9am and 3:30pm and 6pm or 7pm to 9pm on weekdays (depending on season). It will be available every day for the general public to use freely at the times shown below, and at all other times when there are no formal bookings on the MUGA.
Summer months (1st April – 27th October): Weekdays free public access 3:30pm – 7pm.
Winter months (28th October – 31st April): Weekdays free public access 3:30pm – 6pm.
Weekends and all school holidays: Free public access all times
Please contact the idverde Sports Bookings team with any comments or questions on 020 8767 1830 or via Wandsworth.Sports@idverde.co.uk.
idverde has pledged to work closely with Wandsworth’s facility users, community interest groups and organisations such as Thrive and Groundwork to provide local opportunities and to maximise the involvement of corporate and community volunteers. Groundwork is also assisting with training up to 10 horticultural apprentices at a time to further aid local sustainability.
Our Consultancy arm has committed to assisting Wandsworth with the production of site management plans with the aim of increasing Green Flag accreditations and to facilitate applications for funding of improvement projects.
Since 2014, we have worked with social enterprise, Blue Sky, which recruits and manages ex-offenders, to provide work opportunities in Wandsworth. Supervised teams work alongside idverde staff to carry out grounds maintenance tasks in Wandsworth’s cemeteries. Since the start of the partnership, many of the candidates have gone on to secure permanent work in the grounds maintenance industry, many of them with idverde.
We have also supported the Tooting Common Heritage Project’s Employment Skills and Learning Project by giving young people the opportunity to gain grounds maintenance training qualifications and experience, empowering them to find work in the industry.
We also work with horticultural therapy charity, Thrive, in Battersea Park’s Old English Garden as part of their ‘Working it Out’ programme. The programme sees candidates, who are often living with disabilities or ill health, work in the garden under supervision of a Thrive horticultural therapist. Their practical work goes towards a recognised horticultural qualification, with idverde’s qualified contract trainers providing small plant training.
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