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Tougher action needed to bring an end to Southern Rail misery

The council’s transport spokesman is calling on the secretary of state to do more to end the turmoil and disruption suffered by passengers on the troubled Southern Rail network.

The Feel Good Festival returns to Roehampton

Live music, food, sports, local history and chickens are all part of this year’s Feel Good Festival, taking place at Danebury Avenue Green on the afternoon of Saturday, 29 July.

More free childcare for working families

Some working parents will be able to claim an extra 15 hours’ of free childcare from September, but to be sure of receiving their full entitlement they must apply for a place by August 31.

Princess Diana honour for Youth Council

One of the leading lights of the Wandsworth Youth Council, Alex Godfrey Strowbridge, has been given a prestigious Diana Award and named on the Diana Award Roll of Honour.

Another wasted opportunity to ban night flights once and for all

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Night flights from Heathrow will continue unless the airport is expanded, the Government has confirmed. A move that Richmond and Wandsworth councils argue is a serious gamble with the health of Londoners.

Wandsworth secures Mayor of London funding for 71 new council homes

Seventy-one new council homes are to be supported by £3.9million from the Mayor of London, in what will be the largest single development so far of the town hall’s housebuilding programme.

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 fourth drop-in session in Tooting later this month.

Spotlight on local First World War heroes at Roehampton festival

To help mark the centenary of the First World War, an exhibition exploring Roehampton’s contribution to the global conflict is set to feature at an annual summer event taking place on the afternoon of 29 July, at Danebury Avenue Green, on the Alton estate.

Heliport noise study could help reduce helicopter disturbance

Residents affected by noise from London’s only commercial heliport are being encouraged to help three local councils and a team of academics better understand the impact it has on their lives, the results of which could be used to introduce new rules to curb the disturbance caused by helicopters.

1,685 homes for shared ownership and low cost rent on the way

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New data shows there were 419 homes for shared ownership and low cost rent built in Wandsworth in 2016/17, with 1,685 forecast for the next three years.

Refunds on water charges for many council tenants

Council tenants and former tenants are being reminded that they may be eligible to receive credits to their water accounts.

Battersea Park Road flytipper fined

A local resident has been fined following the discovery of a flytip on Battersea Park Road.

Brighter Borough is the ‘Go To’ Borough for UK residents moving to London

Wandsworth is the “go to borough” for people moving to London from the rest of the UK, according to new analysis by the Office for National Statistics.

Landlord prosecuted and fined

A Tooting landlord has been prosecuted by the Council and ordered to pay a fine and court costs, for not meeting legal requirements when renting a house to tenants.

Investigation underway following Balham flytip

The council’s enforcement team is now investigating the source of a major flytip on Ramsden Road, Balham.

From potholes to new roads and pavements - upgrade complete at Putney Vale

A Roehampton housing estate has seen the benefits of development in the borough with new roads, new paving, and pedestrian-friendly dropped kerbs.

Take the Wandsworth Drink Checker test this summer

As the warm summer weather continues, Wandsworth residents are being urged to keep an eye on their drinking.

Older people urged to Keep Well and Prevent Shingles

elderly winter advice
Wandsworth Council is supporting an NHS campaign to increase take up of the free one-time dose shingles vaccine for people aged 70 to 73 and 78 to 79.

Film puts the spotlight on people working in Nine Elms

Students at Southfields Academy have produced a film exploring the jobs of different people working in Nine Elms and involved in the area's regeneration.

Homes to be named after local soldiers awarded the VC

New council homes in Battersea are to be named after local First World War soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross.

Work up a sweat at new £900k fitness pavilion then take a cool dip at the lido

The world famous Tooting Bec Lido doesn’t just offer London’s best place to cool off when the weather’s hot - it now boasts a new £900,000 fitness studio.

New housing association homes to rent at Nine Elms

Some of the first homes in Wandsworth to have been purpose-built for market renting will become available to move into later this summer.

Help shape flytipping response through online survey

Local residents and businesses are being asked for their views on flytipping through a quick and easy online survey developed in partnership by Wandsworth Council and national charity Keep Britain Tidy.

New playground unveiled in Battersea Park

Children can climb aboard a pirate ship and sail seven imaginary seas when they visit Battersea Park following the unveiling of its new playground.

Party on the Streets in Tooting this summer

Get ready to party in Tooting as the community gets together for a summer of fun.

Get your skates on for summer fun

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Book your place now at one of the Summer Skate Camps at Kimber Skate Park.

Ninety three shared ownership homes on the way for Wandsworth riverside

The final phase of the Riverside Quarter development received planning permission last week (22 June), which overlooks the Thames and Wandle rivers.

Tooting man arrested in ‘loan shark’ probe

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in Tooting on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering.

Free health tests from The Brighter Partnership

The Brighter Partnership will be holding sessions across the borough this summer offering free health and HIV checks.

Crackdown on rogue landlords

Privately rented properties in Wandsworth are to be inspected by the council as part of a drive to improve standards – with fines of up to £30,000 for rogue landlords flouting the law.

Have your say on plans for Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road

Transport for London (TfL) has published proposed changes to Nine Elms Lane / Battersea Park Road and residents have until Sunday 20 August to have their say.

Could you be a Diabetes Champion?

Diabetes Champions raise awareness of the risk of diabetes in Wandsworth and help people make positive changes to their lifestyles to avoid developing the disease.

Flytip evidence trail leads to negligent builder

A builder could be facing the prospect of a big fine following the discovery of a large flytip on Tooting Common.

Another baby python found in Battersea Park area

Members of the public are being advised to keep an eye out for non-poisonous snakes in and around Battersea Park.

It Starts With You campaign gives local people a voice

The Healthwatch It Starts With You campaign launches on July 3 to encourage people to share their opinions and experiences on health and social care.

Have your say on the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge proposal

Londoners are being invited to a series of public exhibitions showcasing early proposals for one of London’s first integrated pedestrian and cycle bridges, which could connect Pimlico and Nine Elms, Battersea.

Safer travel for residents as borough-wide 20mph speed limit is officially launched

Wandsworth is officially now a 20mph borough after the safer speed limit was formally launched on Friday.

Fire brigade carries out detailed assessment of Castlemaine Tower

Specialist fire safety officers from the London Fire Brigade have today (Saturday) conducted a series of detailed inspections at Castlemaine Tower in Battersea and concluded the building is safe for residents to remain living there.

Fire brigade satisfied with safety standards at Sudbury House

Residents living in Sudbury House in Wandsworth are safe to remain in their homes and do not need to be evacuated according to specialist fire safety officers from the London Fire Brigade.

Council to install water sprinklers in 6,400 homes in 100 high rise blocks

More than 100 high-rise housing blocks in Wandsworth are to be fitted with sprinkler systems in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster it was announced today (Friday).

Planning chairman's statement on Battersea Power Station decision

Following last night's Planning Committee decision on changes at Battersea Power Station, the committee chairman Cllr Richard Field has released the following statement:

Local projects share £114k council funding

Twenty-two local projects, including several schemes to support young people, have been recommended to share £114k from the Wandsworth Grant Fund.