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Tens of millions of pounds more earmarked for housing improvements

Council estate residents in Wandsworth are set to benefit from a series of major improvements to their homes and neighbourhoods worth more than £450m over the next four years.

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Motorists warned to beware of parking conmen

People parking their cars are warned that fraudsters pretending to be council parking enforcement officers are conning people out of money.

Wandsworth Arts Fringe children's art competition

Wandsworth Council’s Wandsworth Arts Fringe (WAF) returns this year from May 3-19.

Reprieve for Lavender Hill police station

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

Good news on fuel bills for 2,900 council properties

Council tenants and leaseholders living in 2,930 properties on Wandsworth housing estates are set to see their heating and hot water bills either reduced or frozen at current levels during the next financial year.

Don’t miss your chance to comment on the Local Plan

Wandsworth residents and businesses are reminded that the Local Plan Review consultation concludes on February 6.

New tenants’ champion will fight for a better deal for private renters

Wandsworth Council has appointed a Tenants’ Champion to speak up for people across the borough.

Next advice event for EU residents

Book your place now on the next free event to help EU Nationals worried about their post-Brexit status.

Eleven new Honorary Aldermen thanked for their public service

Eleven former councillors have been honoured for their service to the borough of Wandsworth by being made Honorary Aldermen.

Three months to go before new Ultra Low Emission Zone launches in central London

With just under three months to go until the launch of the Mayor’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London, motorists are being urged to plan ahead and check whether or not they will need to pay extra if they drive into town.

Help update the borough’s policy on late night licensing

The council is urging members of the public to take part in a fresh consultation that will help determine the late night opening hours of pubs, bars, nightclubs and off-licences in Wandsworth.

Get finance to help start or grow your business

Thinking about starting your own business in 2019, or maybe you want to take your existing start-up to the next level?

Famous Putney landmark lit up

One of the borough’s most important historical landmarks - which some say was the cradle of English Parliamentary democracy – has been given new prominence thanks to a council funded heritage project.

Public asked to choose how £182k is invested at Battersea’s Falcon Park consultation

A consultation is about to get underway with people in Battersea about what new play facilities and landscaping improvements they would like to see in Falcon Park.

MyWandsworth campaign launches with poster competition

We are calling on all young, budding artists in Wandsworth to enter a borough-wide poster competition, as part of our new MyWandsworth campaign.

New plans show ‘no escape’ from Heathrow noise

Noise from an expanded Heathrow is likely to affect communities in all parts of the borough with many set to experience significant annoyance from aircraft for the first time.

Book your place now for business advice

Bookings are now open for Wandsworth Enterprise Month in March, so get in early to secure your spot.

Schoolchildren invited to explore the borough’s past

Wandsworth schools are invited to enter the fifth annual Wandsworth/GLL Heritage Award for Schools.

Get fit and healthy in 2019

Make 2019 the year you improve your health with loads of free help on offer from the council.

Kick the fat in 2019

Work off the excesses of the festive season with a new football-based weight-loss programme.

Council leader’s New Year message to Wandsworth

In his New Year message to the people of Wandsworth, the Leader of Wandsworth Council, Ravi Govindia, looks at how the borough is building on its past to deliver a bright future in 2019.

Funding boost means more electric vehicle chargers in lamposts

Wandsworth’s goal of becoming the best place in London to own an electric vehicle (EV) has been boosted by an agreement to provide up to another 250 charging sockets in lamposts across the borough.

Councillors declare it’s a no win for casinos and high stakes gambling machines

Licensing councillors have decided to continue their long-standing policy of opposing casinos in the borough of Wandsworth.

More homes to rent and buy in Battersea for people on lower incomes

Councillors have approved plans for a new housing development on a brownfield site in Battersea that will deliver an affordable housing ratio of 36 per cent.

Further protection for rebuilt pub

The Alchemist, which the council ordered to be rebuilt after it was unlawfully demolished, must remain a pub, planners ruled this week.

Local people given greater say in future of historic building in Tooting

The council has agreed to give the local community an increased say in the future of an historic building in Tooting.

Crackdown on rogue builders who disrupt neighbourhoods

Builders and property developers who create neighbourhood problems by hogging residents’ parking spaces with piles of building materials or cause traffic jams by using grab lorries to empty skips are to be targeted in a new crackdown on highway obstructions.

Young people make a difference

Young people from Wandsworth have been making their voices heard at the recent Takeover Challenge and as members of the London Youth Assembly.

Wandsworth Council child refugee pledge

Wandsworth Council is pledging to offer a home to refugee children.

Training Centre to support Winstanley residents into the construction industry

Residents interested in getting into the construction industry on the Winstanley estate will benefit from health and safety construction training, as part of a successful funding bid put forward by the council, in partnership with Battersea Power station.

Sprinkler activation saves young mum and her son from chip pan fire

A young mother, who says her life was saved by a sprinkler that put out a chip pan fire in her flat, believes the council is doing the right thing by wanting to retro-fit sprinklers across its tower blocks.

Consultation on council initiatives to support Mayor’s transport priorities

The council has unveiled a wide ranging series of proposals to show how it plans to support the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS).

Stamp duty rebate for shared ownership home owners

First-time buyers purchasing shared-ownership homes valued at up to £500,000 will receive Stamp Duty Land Tax relief with immediate effect, according to the Government’s recent budget announcement.

Remembering the Clapham Junction rail tragedy

Today (Wednesday) marks the 30th anniversary of the Clapham Junction rail disaster in which 35 people lost their lives.

Nominate an outstanding young person

Do you know an outstanding young person? Nominate them for the 2019 Wandsworth Young Person of the Year award.

Helping you understand the borough

Wandsworth Council has launched a new online resource that helps local organisations, groups and businesses understand more about the people who live in the borough and their needs.

New swing for The Pleasance

Children playing in The Pleasance green space in Putney have brand-new play equipment to enjoy.

Pub protection pays off in Wandsworth

Pubs in Wandsworth are faring far better than those neighbouring boroughs, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

Wandsworth ‘happy place to live’

Wandsworth is the fourth happiest place to live in the Capital, and the happiest inner London borough, a new survey reveals.

Super sewer tunnelling machine gets started at Nine Elms

The first machine digging London’s super sewer has started work at Kirtling Street in Battersea.

Smarter new street scene for popular shopping parade

Wandsworth Common’s popular Bellevue Road shopping parade is sporting a smart new look following a £440,000 environmental improvement scheme.

Charity’s report highlights Wandsworth’s pet friendly policies for tenants

Wandsworth Council’s pet-friendly policy that allows council tenants to keep dogs has been hailed as a model for other town halls and social housing providers to follow by leading animal charity Battersea, formerly known as Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (BDCH).

Tonnes of grit given away

The council has given away almost two hundred bags of grit and rock salt over the past two weekends as part of its preparations for cold weather.

Councillors confirm supervised stay and play to remain at the Tooting Triangle

Councillors have given their backing to far reaching proposals to improve the sports and leisure facilities at the Tooting Triangle and confirmed that organised stay and play sessions for young children and toddlers remain at the heart of future plans for the site.

Wates Residential breaks ground on council's new housing development

Developer Wates Residential has commenced work at Shuttleworth Road as part of the council's programme to deliver 1,000 homes for Wandsworth residents and workers.

Keep warm and well this winter

With colder weather on the way, advice and support is available to keep older and vulnerable people warm and safe.

Call for Mayor and TfL to give ‘firm and unambiguous’ commitment to no more delays on one way system revamp

The council’s transport spokesman is calling for firm and unambiguous reassurances from the Mayor and TfL that they are serious about carrying out the long-awaited and much-needed redesign of the Wandsworth one-way system.