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Love Parks: Local schemes recognised in Horticulture Week awards

Two local projects have been recognised in the 2018 Horticulture Week Custodian Awards.

Love Parks: Wandsworth athletes take a bow

Youngsters have once again hit the bullseye at the prestigious London Youth Games Finals.

Sign up for summer Pick ‘n’ Mix

Stuck for something to do this summer? The council’s youth service has a comprehensive programme of activities for young people in its first ever Summer Pick ‘n’ Mix.

Be a digital champion

Tech-savvy Wandsworth people are being urged to join a new Digital Champion Network being set up in the borough to help share digital skills.

Find out how to grab a council grant

A series of Meet the Funder events and application surgeries will be held during July and August to help people prepare applications to the Wandsworth grant Fund.

Putney man to appear in court over big flytip discovery

A Putney man has been ordered to appear in court next month following the discovery of a large flytip in Putney Park Lane.

Ravi Govindia is highly commended in this year’s Housing Heroes awards

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia has been highly commended in this year’s prestigious Housing Heroes awards.

Welcome for Department of Transport’s announcement on electric vehicles

The council’s environment spokesman Jonathan Cook has called on the Government to offer financial support to local authorities that have shown they are embracing the electric vehicle revolution.

Further advice for EU nationals

Dozens of Wandsworth residents attended a recent event to receive advice on their post-Brexit status, and information has been published online clarifying recent updated proposals from the Government.

Celebrating heroes on Armed Forces Day

Wandsworth Council will again be supporting Armed Forces Day on June 30.

Council issues more than 5,000 flytip and litter fines

The council is getting tough with people who dump rubbish on the streets after new figures show that more than 5,000 on-the-spot fines have been handed out to litter and flytipping offenders in just over a year.

Great turn-out for Brighter Living Fair

More than 200 people came along to the Brighter Living Fair to find out what support is available in Wandsworth to help them stay independent.

Rainbow flag flies at the town hall

The Rainbow flag is flying proudly across the town hall as the borough celebrates Pride 2018.

Hot weather appeal to residents to help borough’s young street trees

Residents in neighbourhoods across Wandsworth are being urged to help nurture and care for their newly planted street trees in the current heatwave.

Oil giant BP’s move into EV charging should have positive effect on air quality

Wandsworth’s environment spokesman Jonathan Cook says the news that oil giant BP is turning its attention to electric vehicle (EV) charging is a welcome boost for eco-motoring and could have great benefits for air quality.

Please don't bring barbecues to parks

With London basking in the current glorious weather Wandsworth’s parks and green spaces have never been busier, but the hot weather has also seen some people bringing barbecues with them which causes lots of problems.

Tributes paid to former Putney councillor Liz Stokes

Council Leader Ravi Govindia has paid tribute to former Wandsworth councillor Liz Stokes who has passed away.

Have your say on plans for £111k Furzedown Rec pavilion upgrade

Residents in the Furzedown area of Tooting are being urged to have their say on plans that could see more than £100,000 invested in a local green space.

Don’t miss the summer fun in Battersea Park

Children and young people will once again be able to enjoy some great sporting and leisure activities in Battersea Park later this month, thanks to a local crime busting charity.

‘Cherished’ local pub that was unlawfully demolished rises again

A historic public house in Battersea that was unlawfully demolished has risen from the rubble and been restored back to its original Victorian-era splendour after the council took legal action to force the developer to rebuild it.

Wandsworth ‘ready’ for legal challenge on runway plan

Plane landing
The leader of Wandsworth Council, Ravi Govindia, has reiterated his opposition to the expansion of Heathrow expansion following the decision of MPs to vote in favour of a third runway.

Work almost complete on Furzedown improvement scheme

A scheme to revitalise a key neighbourhood in the heart of the Furzedown area of Tooting is now almost complete.

New lease of life for historic Tooting building will provide jobs, homes and shops for local people

One of Tooting’s most prominent and historic landmark buildings has been preserved for future generations and will play a key role in the regeneration of the town centre after redevelopment plans were approved last night (Tuesday).

Get in the Wimbledon spirit on borough’s revamped tennis courts

With the Wimbledon Championships only a few days away, people in Wandsworth are being urged to pick up their racquets and get playing on some of the borough’s newly refurbished tennis courts.

Clean Air Day events raise awareness

Wandsworth residents, schoolchildren and businesses all did their bit yesterday to make Clean Air Day the most successful yet in Wandsworth.

Council lobbies for powers to ban estate agents boards in six local areas

Estate agents boards – seen by many as eyesores that litter the landscape – could become a thing of the past in six areas of the borough if ministers back the council’s call for new powers to tackle the issue.

Green light for cycling contraflow pilot schemes

Cyclists will soon be able to take short cuts down one-way streets as part of a cycling contraflow pilot scheme in four parts of the borough.

Support for Wandsworth’s Carers

Next week is Carers’ Week, with a series of free events in Wandsworth including networking sessions and the annual Great Carers Bake Off at Southside.

Restoration work to Tooting Common’s fossil tree enclosure begins

Thanks to National Lottery players the restoration of Tooting Common’s famous fossil tree and its surroundings will begin this week as part of a wide-ranging Wandsworth Council-led project to enhance and improve this much loved and popular green open space.

Consultation on lorry ban plan in Southfields Triangle

Residents in an area of Southfields known as The Triangle are to be asked if they support council proposals for a lorry ban in their neighbourhood.

Southfields upgrade to create ‘village’ feel and improve transport

The heart of the shopping area in Southfields is to be upgraded to create a ‘village style’ town centre.

Extra help proposed to get on the housing ladder

Green housing newspage
IF you are struggling to raise a deposit to purchase a home, extra support may be on its way.

Council cash for community schemes

Projects helping older and vulnerable people get online, supporting new parents and helping children reach their potential are among those sharing £62,610 from the Wandsworth Grant Fund’s eighth round of funding.

Dockless bike hire coming to Wandsworth

Dockless bike hire company ofo will be launching a service in Wandsworth later this month.

Wandsworth marks Grenfell anniversary

Wandsworth Town Hall joined other landmark buildings across the Capital last night to be illuminated in commemoration of the first anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy.

Concerns raised over emission zone decision

The council’s transport spokesman has urged the Mayor of London to do more to reassure Wandsworth residents that they will not be adversely affected following today’s announcement that the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is to go ahead.

Battersea Power Station development scoops economic growth award

A new neighbourhood in the Nine Elms area of Wandsworth has been praised for promoting economic growth in a major awards ceremony.

Get active this summer

The 9th annual Get Active Wandsworth Festival is back and this year will going on the road, popping-up at community events round the borough.

Contest searches for young streetfood stars

A new competition has set out to find the next generation of street food entrepreneurs.

Young people enjoying upgraded Wandsworth Common ball games area

Teenagers and young people can show off their football, netball and basketball skills, and let off plenty of steam during the summer months at an upgraded ball games area on Wandsworth Common.

Drilling scheme to tackle problem of waterlogged football pitches on Wandsworth Common

Work is now underway to improve drainage at some of the football pitches on Wandsworth common in a bid to prevent games being called off due to waterlogging.

Plans to incorporate small parcel of land in park into private gardens thrown out on appeal

The council’s decision to reject a planning application that could have paved the way for some Putney residents to extend their back gardens onto a small strip of land in Wandsworth Park has been upheld by an independent planning inspector.