Promoting and protecting our heritage

We live in an amazing country where every town and village is packed full of history, but many heritage sites have been at risk of development, particularly as property prices have risen. You can see below some of the projects I have worked with local residents to protect, and as your MP I can do even more of this work in the future.

  • Restoring the Tooting Lodge: I worked with local residents to restore this historic Georgian building and; read more in the Wandsworth Guardian article

 

  • Saving the Romany scout site: I lead the campaign in 2014 which was successful in raising the funds needed to purchase the site on behalf of the community and save it from development

http://www.danwatkins.org.uk/news/romany-saved

 

  • Promoting the Totterdown Estate Conservation Area: setting-up a Residents Association and community projects on the Estate to improve its look and feel  

http://www.danwatkins.org.uk/campaigns/totterdown-fields-conservation-area

 

  • Getting the iconic Granada Cinema (now Gala Bingo) on Mitcham Road listed as an Asset of Community Value; it is a Grade I listed building and it needed securing for future generations.

http://www.danwatkins.org.uk/news/dans-campaign-protect-granada-cinema-…