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New discount homes on the way for Wandsworth - in Europe’s tallest residential modular tower

Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of the council, visited Pocket Living’s Mapleton Crescent development on Monday (20 November) and installed one of its signature facade tiles.

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Keep well this winter

elderly winter advice
As the weather turns colder, local people can get advice and support to keep warm and safe.

#RoadSafetyWeek events at borough schools

Parents dropping off and picking up their children from borough schools will be getting advice as part of Road Safety Week this week.

Street scene improvements on course in Furzedown

A £300,000 regeneration scheme is now well underway delivering improvements to a key shopping area in the heart of Tooting’s Furzedown ward.

Butcher’s shop in Tooting faces legal action over “extensive” mouse infestation

A butchers shop in Tooting is facing the prospect of legal action after being forced to close for the second time in three months after it was found to be riddled with mice.

Massive housebuilding expansion: 605 council homes for rent and shared ownership on the way across Wandsworth

A thousand new homes look set to be on the way at sites across Wandsworth in the coming years, with 60.5% of them for low cost rent and shared ownership.

Ambitious goal of delivering electric vehicle charging points in all residential streets moves a step closer

The prospect of electric vehicle charging points being installed in every residential street in Wandsworth has moved a step closer after councillors backed ambitious plans for a major expansion in the borough’s e-motoring infrastructure.

Winter Trails festival launching this weekend

The Winter Trails series of art events starts tomorrow (November 18) in Nine Elms, and will launch with a Christmas lights ceremony and street market

Awards for local heroes

Local heroes including a stalwart of the scouting movement, volunteers and community organisers and campaigners have been presented with a 2017 Wandsworth Civic Award.

Chelsea Pensioners guests of honour at official pier launch

Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia and Deputy Mayor of London for Transport, Val Shawcross welcomed 26 Chelsea Pensioners aboard for a trip to City Hall at the official celebration of the new Battersea Power Station River Bus pier today.

Check your status during HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week starts on November 18 and people in Wandsworth are being urged to take a quick, simple and free test to check their HIV status.

More Support for Wandworth’s entrepreneurs

Events are being held in Wandsworth during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) to help the borough’s business stars thrive.

Thamesfield ward by-election result

The Conservative Party has retained its seat in Thamesfield ward, Putney following yesterday’s (Thursday’s) by-election.

Youth Offending Team wins prestigious restorative justice award

Wandsworth’s youth offending team has won a prestigious national award for the work it does in helping victims of crime obtain restorative justice.

Funding for neighbourhood schemes

Residents and community groups can apply for funding to improve their neighbourhoods as the fifth round of the Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) opens for applications.

Stand up against Heathrow – have your say

heathrow, aircraft noise
Residents have just five weeks left to let the Government know that expanding Heathrow should be off the table for good in the latest consultation on the future of the airport.

Residents offered free grit to use if cold snap hits

cold weather
Wandsworth residents are once again being offered free bags of grit and rock salt as part of the town hall’s annual winter initiative to tackle snow and ice.

More than 1,000 new trees to be planted in ‘The Greener Borough’

Councillor Cook planting a street tree
Residential streets in the Brighter Borough are to become even more green and leafy with the planting of more than 1,150 new trees in the coming months.

Glow in the dark boxing is a knockout in Battersea

A spectacular new way of enjoying sport has come to the borough from the United States which is seeing young people duck, weave and jab, under ultraviolet (UV) lighting.

Tunnelling work completed on tube extension to Battersea

The extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea reached a major milestone this week with the completion of tunnelling work.

Help shape the future of King George’s Park

The council is creating a Management and Maintenance Plan for King George’s Park in Wandsworth and wants input from local people.

Art Night festival comes to Nine Elms and Battersea

The Hayward Gallery has announced that London’s largest free contemporary arts festival Art Night has chosen Nine Elms, Battersea and Vauxhall for its first foray into south London.

Leader welcomes new Wandsworth Town cultural hub

Ram Brewery
The leader of Wandsworth Council has welcomed a £12m cultural regeneration plan for Wandsworth Town.

Find out about jobs in the food and drink industry

Book your free place now on the Wandsworth Food and Drink Careers Experience 2017.

Drop-in session gives advice on avoiding motorbike theft

Motorcycle and moped owners are urged to get free advice on how to keep their vehicle safe at a drop-in session in Battersea later this month.

Awards celebrate work experience success

Students at eight borough schools and a range of local employers have been honoured in the annual Wandsworth BEST work experience awards.

Explore Nine Elms at the Winter Trails festival

There has never been a better time to explore London’s newest neighbourhood with a series of winter festival events and activities at Nine Elms

Wandsworth Report It app helping keep local streets clean

Hundreds of people are using the “Wandsworth Report It” app to pass on information to the town hall about a range of neighbourhood concerns like flytips, graffiti and broken paving stones.

Apply now to the Wandsworth Grant Fund

The seventh round of the Wandsworth Grant Fund is now open for applications.

Boundary Commission consults on latest review of Parliamentary constituency boundaries

The Boundary Commission for England has today (Tuesday) launched the third stage of its public consultation into its ongoing work to draw up new Parliamentary constituency boundaries.

Tooting business fined following CCTV footage

A business in Tooting has been handed a large fine following footage found on CCTV showing them flytipping several times in the same location.

Riverbus passengers can take to the waves at Battersea Power Station

People living in Battersea who need to commute into central London and the City can now take to the waves and catch the river bus into town from a brand new pier at Battersea Power Station.

Get your free flu jab now

This autumn Wandsworth residents at greatest risk from flu are being urged to get a free vaccination.

Wanted – Shopmobility volunteers

Shopmobility, which helps older and disabled people do their shopping and have a chat with friends, is looking for more volunteers.

On patrol with Wandsworth’s litter squad

Environmental Enforcement Officer Monika Prysak and her team patrol the borough daily catching those responsible for littering on our streets.

Lauren is this year’s outstanding learner

Lauren Roots has been named Learner of the Year at the annual Wandsworth Lifelong Learning Awards.

Call for tech firms to join digital hub

More than 135 people went along to the recent Digitech Next In Tech conference, as the network of digital and tech companies across the borough continues to grow.

Council and police team-up for Be Safe campaign

Wandsworth Council’s Community Safety Service is working with Wandsworth Police on a major autumn campaign to help keep borough residents safe.

Recruitment drive brings social work talent to Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council has teamed up with the charity The Frontline to recruit talented people to train as social workers.

Campaign urges drivers to switch off car engines

A campaign to tackle air pollution has continued with drivers in Tooting encouraged not to leave car engines idling.

More homes get ‘Gigafast’ broadband

More people living on estates in Battersea, Wandsworth and Roehampton are getting the chance to sign up for broadband offering some of the fastest connection speeds in London.

Council leader calls on both sides to work harder to secure rights of Wandsworth’s EU nationals

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia has joined other council leaders from the capital in calling for the rights of EU citizens to live and work in London to be safeguarded and protected.

First anniversary of Richmond and Wandsworth Councils' shared staff team

Wandsworth and Richmond councils are today marking the one year anniversary of the creation of a shared staff workforce serving both boroughs - a move that will deliver savings of £10m a year for each council.