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Wandsworth Heritage Festival starts Saturday

The eighth annual Wandsworth Heritage Festival begins this Saturday, May 27, and runs until June 11.

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Former police inspector chosen as new Mayor of Wandsworth

Putney councillor Jim Maddan has been elected as the new Mayor of Wandsworth.

Battersea pub designated asset of community value

The council has given the local community an increased say in the future of a historic public house in Battersea by designating it an asset of community value (ACV).

Lambeth consults over music festivals planning application

Residents living near Clapham Common have the chance to comment on a planning application to Lambeth Council over proposals to stage a series of events on the common later this year.

Chelsea Fringe takes root once again in Nine Elms

The alternative garden festival, Chelsea Fringe, returns to Nine Elms and Vauxhall for a sixth consecutive year, taking place between 20th May and 4th June 2017.

Live or work in Wandsworth? Register with the Home Ownership Team to get priority for shared ownership

More than 300 shared ownership homes have been bought by local residents and workers in the last year and with other developments coming soon, the council is encouraging more people with to register with the Home Ownership Team to see if they qualify and get on the property ladder.

Volunteers needed for Get Active Wandsworth Festival

Wandsworth Council’s Get Active Wandsworth Festival returns this year and the organisers are looking for volunteers to help inspire people to get active.

Mayor honours “pillar of the Polish community”

The Mayor of Wandsworth has enrolled a pillar of the local Polish community onto his roll of honour.

Wandsworth’s oldest resident turns 108

Wandsworth oldest resident, Damaris Bryant, celebrated her 108th birthday with a visit from the Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Richard Field.

Drop-in session gives advice on avoiding motorbike theft

The council’s community safety team and the local police will be outside Starbucks in Northcote Road, Battersea on May 25 between 3pm and 6.30pm. They will be chatting to motorcycle owners and giving advice on motorcycle security.

Bravery award for Parks Police

Officers from the council’s Parks Police have received a bravery commendation from the Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Richard Field.

Councillors set out leadership teams for coming year

Ahead of next week’s annual council meeting the majority and opposition parties have set out their leadership teams for 2017/18.

The candidates vying for your votes on June 8

Nominations have now closed for candidates wishing to stand in next month’s general election.

Free debt and money advice in Roehampton

Do you need help with rent arrears, or debt from Housing Benefit or Council Tax?

Council lawyers receive industry accolades for launching innovative digital scheme

A legal partnership of five London boroughs has been shortlisted for another industry award, recognising their innovative approach to providing council services.

Theatre group brings air quality message to schools

Eco-themed stage plays have been performed in front of children at nine local primary schools to help teach youngsters about climate change, air pollution and the effect that transport choices can have on the environment.

Wandsworth gets set for June’s general election

With a general election scheduled for Thursday, June 8, the borough’s electoral team is gearing up to make sure everyone who is entitled to vote or intends to stand for Parliament is able to do so.

Restoration of Tooting Common’s rare grassland habitat begins

Thanks to National Lottery players, the next stage of the Tooting Common restoration project is now underway.

Find out about a career as a foster carer

Foster Care Fortnight starts May 8, and the council’s fostering team is out and about in the borough to chat to potential new carers.

Recycle your food waste

Next week (May 7-13) is International Compost Awareness Week, and local people are urged to find out about how they can compost their food waste.

Host your own show as part of Wandsworth Artists' Open House

This October Wandsworth artists are invited to open their home or studio to the public.

Young chefs cook up a storm at charity dinner

Two children’s charities have benefited from a dinner cooked by finalists in this year’s Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year competition.

Hubbab is Wandsworth Young Person of the Year 2017

Bright young legal and business mind Hubbab Nasir has won this year’s Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Award.

Five Wandsworth developments shortlisted for national housing design awards

Wandsworth is home to some of the best design in the country, after five new developments were shortlisted for a long-running and prestigious national competition.

Get ready for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe

The eight annual Wandsworth Arts Fringe starts next Friday (May 5) with 140 shows in 65 venues across the borough.

Christie’s warehouse makes way for 76 below market rent homes at Nine Elms

The first tenants are expected to move in to The Residence, a new development of two blocks of flats on the site of the renowned former auctioneer’s warehouse, within the coming weeks.

Library friends win golden ticket prize

A resident from Putney has won the second and final round of this year’s Golden Ticket recycling prize draw.

Building homes for older and more vulnerable people

Wandsworth is one of only a few councils in the country to be building new supported housing developments.

Tooting residents can enjoy another green open space this summer

Residents in Tooting will be able to enjoy another green open space this summer.

Work to start on new council homes in Balham

Wandsworth Council is set to begin the construction of another six new low cost rent properties in Balham in the coming weeks as part of a self build programme.

Police commander provides public reassurance on knife crimes

Borough police commander Peter Laverick today (Friday) said: "There are understandable concerns as a result of the recent murders in Wandsworth.

Crowds flock to Employ Wandsworth jobs fair

Hundreds of local jobseekers have been meeting with potential employers and getting advice on job and training opportunities at the Employ Wandsworth 2017 Jobs Fair at the Civic Suite.

Town hall ceremony to honour three brave VC winners

Three brave soldiers who were each awarded Britain’s highest award for gallantry – the Victoria Cross – will be honoured at a special town hall ceremony on Saturday.

Power Station sports blue headband in support of mental health campaign

Battersea Power Station supported the Heads Together mental health campaign by installing its signature headband on the north-east chimney.

‘Shiver me timbers’ - a pirate ship is plotting course for Earlsfield

A fearsome looking pirate ship has been spotted sailing towards Earlsfield.

Tunnelling starts to extend the Northern line to Battersea

The Northern Line Extension to Battersea has moved a significant step forward as the first of two giant tunnel boring machines began the 3.2km tunnelling journey to extend the line from Kennington.

Garden ‘Ground Force’ creates school green oasis

Parents of Alderbrook Primary school pupils and community volunteers have transformed the school’s roof into a hidden green oasis.

Art project brings community together

Artworks by the residents of a landmark building in Wandsworth town centre are now on show following the launch of an exhibition last week.

More affordable homes now on sale in Nine Elms

Working with developer Taylor Wimpey and Paragon Community Housing Ltd, the council has secured another ten shared ownership homes in Nine Elms.

Better deal for foster carers

Foster carers working for Wandsworth Council will receive higher fees and allowances from this month.

New Nine Elms home for historic Flower Market

London’s biggest regeneration programme reached another milestone this week with the Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market moving into a new home in Nine Elms.

Essential tree works on Tooting Common’s Chestnut Avenue

A team of tree surgeons is to carry out essential maintenance work to eight trees on Tooting Common that are suffering from a variety of ailments and posing a risk to passers-by.

Youth council raises questions about mental health

The Wandsworth Youth Council has held a Mental Health Question Time event, as part of its ongoing mental health campaign.