The amazing wildlife of Wandle Park pond

Posted on June 13th, by Peter Ball in Culture. 2 comments

If you think of Croydon as a barren urban wilderness, you’re very much mistaken

In 2012, after decades channelled underground, the river Wandle was re-surfaced to flow through the park to which it gives its name. The remodelling of the landscape also created a pond. It’s here that I recently captured these images of some of the wild creatures with whom we unknowingly share our town, and … Read More »

What’s polluting the river Wandle?

Posted on March 17th, by Peter Ball with Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Pollution is seriously affecting the flow of the river through Wandle Park

On Monday 24th February, early morning dog walkers saw an oil slick at the downstream end of the Wandle river, next to the skatepark in Wandle Park. Next day, although still present, it was much reduced and by Thursday 27th only a couple of small smears remained on the surface. Then on Friday 28th, a … Read More »