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Just over three weeks to go before launch of London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone

With less than a month to go before a new charge will begin to be levied on some motorists in central London, residents and businesses are being urged to familiarise themselves with the new rules.

Women get inspired at Wandsworth Enterprise Month

Around a hundred female entrepreneurs headed off to Putney last week for Women’s Enterprise Day – part of a month-long package of support for local businesses.

Get set for special needs employment fair

Sign up now for next month’s Get Set GO! Next Steps into Adulthood event to help young people with special educational needs get into education, employment or training.

Work begins on cycling contraflow scheme in Roehampton

Works are about to get underway that will enable cyclists to take a short cut along Roehampton High Street.

Pilot scheme aims to tackle rat runners in West Hill

A trial scheme is about to get underway to tackle rush-hour rat-running across the West Hill area, in response to pleas from residents concerned at traffic using their residential streets as cut-throughs.

Celebrating National Apprenticeship week with the Mayor of Wandsworth

A group of Wandsworth apprentices and their employers enjoyed afternoon tea in the Mayor’s Parlour to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.

Borough’s youth offending team rated good by national inspectors

Wandsworth has joined only a handful of youth justice schemes in the country to have been rated 'good' by national inspectors.

Comment on services for children with autism

Wandsworth wants to hear the views of all families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or who are in the process of getting a diagnosis, about proposed changes to the support they are offered.

Council granted fast-track legal powers to tackle unauthorised land occupations

A High Court judge has granted Wandsworth Council new legal powers that offer a fast-track solution to limit the impact of unauthorised incursions on publicly owned land in the borough.

Next advice event for EU residents

Another free event is being held later this month to help EU Nationals worried about their post-Brexit status.

Residents asked if they want lorries banned from Magdalen Road

Residents living in in Magdalen Road, which links Earlsfield with Wandsworth Common, are being asked if they want to ban lorries driving past their front doors.

Why I love Wandsworth libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we meet Andree Rushton, secretary of the Friends of Putney Library.

Why I Love Wandsworth Libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we find out why two-year-old Juno and mum Sophie love Balham Library.

Why I Love Wandsworth Libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we meet Trevor Vicary, a volunteer at Southfields Library

Wh I Love Wandsworth Libraries

In the second of our chats as part of our #getotknowyourlibrary campaign, we speak to library regular Zoe Weirich.

Why I Love Wandsworth Libraries

In the first of a series of chats as part of our #getotknowyourlibrary campaign, we speak to Linda Pearce – Senior Library Assistant at Balham Library

Councils, Mayor of London and Greenpeace will ask Court to quash Heathrow decision

Lawyers representing a coalition of local authorities opposed to Heathrow expansion will make the case in the High Court today (Monday) that the Government’s Airport National Policy Statement backing Heathrow expansion should be quashed.

MyWandsworth poster competition winners announced

To mark World Book Day, the winners of the Council’s MyWandsworth poster competition, were presented with book tokens at a special prize giving ceremony with the Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Piers McCausland.

Flying start to Wandsworth Enterprise Month

Hundreds of budding Wandsworth entrepreneurs have already received free advice this week as a month of business support events kicks off.

More community schemes awarded a council grant

A wide variety of community projects will share the latest wave of funding from the Wandsworth Grant Fund.

Get to know your library: a lifeline for the isolated

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Get to know your library: A kind of magic

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Get to know your library: You’re never too old to learn

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth’s libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Get to know your library: Treasure troves of the imagination

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth’s libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Borough's average council tax bills will stay the lowest in the UK

Councillors last night approved the town hall's budget plans for the next financial year which will see average council tax bills in Wandsworth remaining the lowest in the UK.

Council staff join police and customs raids on ‘dangerous’ shisha bars

Officers in the council’s environmental health team have taken part in joint raids with police and customs officials investigating activities at two local shisha bars.

High Street shops urged to think pink and save money on business rates

Hundreds of local shops, cafés and other small High Street businesses are invited to apply for a third off their business rates.

Awards for sporting stars and community heroes

Wandsworth Council’s Active Wandsworth Awards looked back on the 2018 sporting year and celebrate sporting individuals, clubs, volunteers and coaches for all their hard work and exceptional achievements.

#MyWandsworth – take the ten friends and family twibbon challenge

Jeanette Mahoney, one of the council's Enforcement Officers, is encouraging residents to take pride in the borough by changing their profile picture on Facebook and Twitter – and support our #MyWandsworth campaign - it only takes a few seconds to show your support...

Moving forward after a stroke

Have you been affected by a stroke? Sign up now for the 12-week Moving Forward After Stroke course.

Get to know your library: a place of fabulous surprises

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Mayor’s reception for award-winning community groups

Two organisations who have worked tirelessly for the local community have been recognised for their efforts by the Mayor of Wandsworth.

Innovative social care recognised

The Adult Social Services department has been shortlisted for a national award for its innovative work to provide services.

Air pollution falls again

Wandsworth’s air pollution levels fell again in 2018, new figures suggest.

Over 65s urged to get their flu jab

Wandsworth’s health bosses are calling on older residents to get their free flu vaccine as soon as possible, before colder weather arrives.

Councillors approve far reaching proposals to improve services for young children and families

Councillors last night (Thursday) approved plans for a major overhaul of four children’s centres in Wandsworth - ensuring that their popular “stay and play” family provision can continue to be provided alongside a new package of services for toddlers and younger children to offer them the best start in life.

Town hall publishes plans to reduce rents for council tenants

Council tenants in Wandsworth are set to see their weekly rents reduced from April, councillors are expected to agree this week.

Fewer accidents and lower speeds in in first year of 20mph limit

The borough-wide 20mph speed limit on residential roads has led to a nine per cent reduction in accidents, figures suggest.

Support given for Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge preferred location

Members of the council’s finance committee have given their support to the preferred location of the new cycle and pedestrian bridge in Nine Elms.

Battle to save the Number 19 bus continues

Wandsworth Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for transport, Cllr Jonathan Cook, has presented a petition from residents and businesses to TfL today as part of the council’s campaign to save a popular bus route.

Consultation ongoing on how best to spend £300k improving pocket park and playground in Battersea

There’s still time for people in Battersea to say how they would like to see more than £300,000 spent on improving a small pocket park and its children’s playground.

Book yourself into our great libraries

Today is the start of an exciting new campaign – celebrating Wandsworth libraries and encouraging people to make the most of the wide range of services they offer.

Older people get advice on keeping safe

More than 50 older people went along to St Andrew’s Church in Earlsfield last week to get tips on how to keep themselves safe and well.

Bottle lids now recyclable

Residents recycling plastic bottles can now leave the lids on – providing they squash the bottle before putting it in the recycling bag or bank.

Work begins installing another 250 electric vehicle chargers in lamp-posts

Work is now underway on a major project to install new electric vehicle charging sockets in around 250 street lights across the borough.

Ground broken on council housing development

Work has started on the £7m Stag House housing development in Roehampton - part of the council's pledge to build a thousand new council homes.

Beware blue badge copycat website

The council is warning people applying for a parking blue badge about a copycat online application website which will charge them £49 for a service usually provided for free.

What's in a name? Nine elm trees restored in London’s Nine Elms

After years of only seven elms, the Nine Elms community have joined forces to re-plant the eighth and ninth elm trees next to the Battersea riverfront.

Smart bins coming to Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council is trialing smart bin technology to help keep the borough’s streets clean.

In principle agreement reached for Parkrun to come to Battersea Park

Amateur running group Parkrun has moved a step closer to staging events in Battersea Park following discussions between the town hall and the group’s local organisers.

Reprieve for Lavender Hill police station

Wandsworth Council has welcomed the news that Lavender Hill Police station is to remain open.