Tickets on sale for Battersea Park fireworks display

Tickets on sale for Battersea Park fireworks display

This year’s event on Saturday November 5 will be themed ‘Legends’ and will include music and laser effects.

This display is often cited as one of London’s most spectacular, hosting an incredible 50,000 people. This year’s display will be by award-winning pyro-technicians Jubilee Fireworks. There will be a variety of food and drink stalls to choose from as well as the ever popular glow toys.

Wandsworth’s culture spokesman, Cllr Jonathan Cook, said:  “Battersea Park is one of London’s most impressive open spaces, and it’s the perfect setting for the capital’s most spectacular firework displays.”

“This year’s event promises to be better than ever, and I would urge people to avoid disappointment by buying their ticket as soon as possible.”

Wandsworth Council’s Battersea Park fireworks display is managed and delivered by Enable’s Events Team and proudly sponsored by Knight Frank.

Last year tickets sold out in record time so residents are advised to book tickets as soon as possible at

Tickets are charged at the following rates:

  • Super early bird: 1 – 30 September £6.50 + booking fee
  • Early bird: 1 – 31 October £8.50 + booking fee
  • Advanced: 1 – 5 November £10 + booking fee.

Children under 10 go free but must have a ticket. Child tickets can be booked online when an adult ticket is purchased.

For more details read the original article published by on 1/09/16

Wandsworth part of most highly educated region in Europe

Wandsworth part of most highly educated region in Europe

Five west London boroughs, including Wandsworth, are home to the most highly-educated population in Europe, new figures reveal.

According to statistics from Eurostat, 70 per cent of adults within the ‘inner London west’ region have a degree or an equivalent qualification, a higher percentage than anywhere else in the EU.

Education spokesman Cllr Kathy Tracey said:

“There are lots of factors influencing these figures, including Wandsworth’s excellent school system which gives our young people a real advantage over other areas. Our vocational sector is also very strong so those who choose not to go to university benefit from high quality training and good career protects.”

Currently 92 per cent of Wandsworth’s primary and secondary schools are rated either good or outstanding by Ofsted. This is the capital’s second highest quality rating. Wandsworth also has a thriving vocational sector

The figures echo findings from the most recent census, which showed Wandsworth to have the second highest proportion of graduates in the UK, second only to the City of London.  

The report follows hot on the heels of a survey last week which showed that Wandsworth residents are the happiest in inner London. 

Original article posted by on 25/08/16