Battersea set to get Town Centre


SW11tch Campaign Achieves 1st Objective

Clapham Junction Town Centre set to be re-named Battersea Town Centre (Clapham Junction)

PRESS RELEASE - 19th November 2007

The SW11tch Back to Battersea Campaign, which was formally re-launched on Saturday 10th November 2007 (see photograph), has achieved its first significant objective.


At a meeting of the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership Board held on Thursday 16th November 2007, Cllr Philip Beddows, Co-Chair of the campaign, presented the proposal that Clapham Junction Town Centre be re-named Battersea Town Centre (Clapham Junction). The proposal was seconded by well known and much loved Battersea Councillor Maurice Johnson.


The Town Centre Partnership Board wholeheartedly supported the proposal.


The campaign team will now be taking the proposal to Wandsworth Council to seek formal ratification of the wishes expressed by the Partnership Board.


Commenting on this, Cllr Philip Beddows said:


“It is high time that Battersea has its own town centre, like Putney, Balham, Tooting and Wandsworth. The Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership Board have taken an historic and significant step in supporting the establishment of a town centre named Battersea – they have confirmed that Clapham Junction railway station and its immediate environs are at the centre of rather than the town centre of Battersea, which includes Lavender Hill and Northcote Road, some distance from the railway station.”


Harvey Heath, Secretary of the Battersea Society who is a member of the Partnership Board added:

“This is an important first step in removing the confusion that currently exists in south Battersea, amongst residents and businesses.”





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