Can you help bring back the bridge?

Restoring the footbridge on Putney Lower Common

Wimbledon and Putney Commons, the charity that cares for Putney Lower Common, is inviting those who love this cherished green space to help restore the footbridge over the Beverley Brook.

Currently closed to the public, the bridge needs major repairs. The bridge provided a much loved circular walk around the Common and over the Brook.

Survey work by structural engineers has stated that the decaying and broken timber sleepers need to be replaced. The steel frame will need to be lifted and repaired as the metal ties that hold the beams together have corroded. The bridge will be protected from corrosion, painted and fully restored. Due to the specialist work involved the cost to repair and reopen the bridge will be in the region of £15,000.

There are two ways in which you can help: 

1.  Make a donation

Your support will take us one step closer to bringing back the bridge, will enhance the brook’s banks and help care for Putney Lower Common. Thank you!

Please visit our JustGiving page and make a donation today

2.  Purchase a Plaque

There are 20 opportunities to have a unique plaque placed on the bridge.  The plaque, with your chosen inscription, will be installed on the bridge's frame and whether it is a memorial, celebration or simply because you love the Common, this is an opportunity to be part of Putney Lower Common’s history. If you'd like to explore this option, then please get in touch with our Fundraising Manager, Maggie.

Have a fundraising idea or would like to find out more?

If you can help and would like to get involved, please contact Maggie May:  Phone: 020 8788 7655

Maybe you have an idea about how to fundraise as a group for a bridge dedication, or work for a local business that can support the project, if so, we’d love to hear from you.

Thank you for supporting Wimbledon and Putney Commons

The more that we can raise towards restoring the bridge means that more funds can go towards caring for Putney Lower Common and keep it thriving for everyone to enjoy now and in the future.