Rain doesn’t stop fun as Alton residents meet Redrow at the Feel Good Festival


Rain couldn’t dampen spirits at this year’s Roehampton Feel Good Festival as local people enjoyed an afternoon of live music, archery, football skills, cream teas, llamas and chickens on Danebury Avenue Green.

Children enjoyed pony rides and llamas from a petting zoo, along with free range chickens from Growhampton, the Roehampton Students’ Union sustainability project. The Roehampton Club offered tennis-themed challenges, while Enable Leisure and Culture hosted archery and rowing sessions.

Redrow was at the heart of the festival with a giant tepee featuring free goodie-bags, along with information on how residents can get involved in September’s consultation and workshops on the emerging proposals for the regeneration of the estate. A copy of our display boards from the event can be viewed here.

Older people from the area enjoyed a cream tea in the shelter of a marquee, alongside an exhibition from Wandsworth U3A on Roehampton locals who went off to fight in the First World War.

Information was also provided by the council’s public health team and the NHS, while the festival was also attended by the Leader of the Council, Cllr Ravi Govindia, Cllr Steffi Sutters, Cabinet Member for Communications; the Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Jim Maddan; Roehampton and Putney Heath ward councillors Sue McKinney and Peter Carpenter; and Putney MP, Justine Greening.

Local charities Regenerate and Regenerate: RISE have organised the Feel Good Festival for more than a decade, with sponsors this year including Redrow Homes, the Roehampton Club, and Wandsworth Council.

Photograph: Sean Pollock (www.seanpollock.com)