Neal's Lodge - letter to the Council

A previous news item explained the complex legal case about the use of this prominent building in the centre of Wandsworth Common, which has now been empty for over 12 years. With the Council’s appeal having been rejected over six months ago, Wandsworth Common MAC, supported by the Friends of Wandsworth Common, and in conjunction with the Wandsworth Society, has written to Paul Martin, Chief Executive of Wandsworth Borough Council, offering to play a role in assisting the Council in devising and implementing a plan for the building ‘within the spirit of the judgement and in compliance with the Long Act’.

George Meakin, Chair of the MAC, says that ‘We firmly believe that a good proposal presented by these parties in conjunction with the Council, would enjoy strong support’.

‘Now would be a good time to draw a line under the past legal conflicts and make a positive and visible effort to achieve a satisfactory outcome on the use of Neal's Lodge in the best interests of the whole of the Wandsworth Common community and its stakeholders.’ You can read the full letter here

We would welcome feedback on what type of inclusive community use people feel the buildings should be used for, comprising the first floor above the Skylark Café and the adjacent cottage.