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Welcome for announcement on cleaner and greener buses for Battersea

The council’s transport spokesman has welcomed the announcement that the dirtiest buses will no longer operate on routes through Battersea and are to be replaced with cleaner less polluting models.

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Wandsworth to host 'Construction Gateway' to tackle skills shortage

Wandsworth Council, in partnership with Battersea Power Station, has welcomed the news that it has been successful in its bid for funding to deliver construction skills training at the iconic London landmark.

Cleaner air for Wandsworth

Air pollution has fallen across the borough, Wandsworth Council’s annual report into air quality shows.

Check your status during HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week starts tomorrow (November 17) and people in Wandsworth are being urged to take a quick, simple and free test to check their HIV status.

Going underground at new Nine Elms Tube stations

The extension of the Northern line to the Nine Elms area will support thousands of new residents and businesses.

Council's rallying cry to ‘Keep the 19 bus route in Battersea’

Wandsworth Council has written to TfL in a bid to get it to reverse a proposal to axe a popular bus route.

First flu vaccination for Rahul as parents urged to protect their children this winter

Three-year-old Rahul Dhir got his first flu vaccination at Elborough Street Surgery in Wandsworth today and declared it 'fine' as local doctors urged parents in the borough to get their toddlers vaccinated this winter.

Next advice event for EU residents

The next free event to help EU Nationals worried about their post-Brexit status is on December 3 in Tooting.

Community involvement in planning – have your say

The council would like to hear the views of local people on its draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

Chancellor’s cash boost for town centres welcomed

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement in The Budget that high streets and town centres are to get a £1.5 billion boost.

Cross party group of MPs backs sprinklers plan

A cross-party group of MPs, tasked with improving fire safety in residential tower blocks, has given its backing to Wandsworth Council.

Mayor congratulates Battersea school given task of helping spread a love of reading

The Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Piers McCausland has written to the headteacher of Battersea’s Chesterton School to offer his congratulations after the school was named as one of only 32 in the country to be given a vitally important mentoring role to promote reading beyond their own classrooms.

Key member of Youth Offending Team retires

One of the stalwarts of the council’s Youth Offending Team (YOT) is retiring after a life of dedicated public service.

Civic Awards for community champions

The people who selflessly give up their time to help the Wandsworth community were recognised at a special awards ceremony at the Civic Suite last night.

Take the diabetes test and keep well for your family

Today (November 14) is World Diabetes Day, and the council is reminding local people they can use a simple online tool to check their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Residents offered free grit to use if cold snap arrives

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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.

Wandsworth wins Gold for its support for armed forces veterans

Wandsworth Council has been recognised for the work it does with the Armed Forces.

Consultation on plans to open up and improve Tooting green space

Residents in Tooting are being reminded to take part in a public consultation on plans to improve a green open space that could soon have play equipment installed for younger children.

More than 2,000 Wandsworth school pupils given safety lessons and shown how to be Junior Citizens

More than 2,000 children from primary schools across the borough have this year been given special lessons using real life scenarios to help them stay safe, avoid dangerous everyday situations and even how to save a friend’s life.

Wandsworth’s wartime links with village in France renewed with memorial unveiled to Ted Foster VC and gift of iconic red telephone box

As the nation prepares to honour its war dead and mark the centenary of the moment the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War, a small village in northern France has seen its historic wartime links with Wandsworth renewed and commemorated.

New affordable homes for Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council along with partner housing association Optivo is delivering nine new homes for vulnerable adults in the borough.

Consultation launched on plans to improve pedestrian safety in Tooting town centre

Residents and businesses in Tooting can find out more about ambitious plans to improve pedestrian safety in the town centre at a series of face-to-face briefings next week.

Celebrating 25 years of work experience in Wandsworth

School students and employers from around the borough have been marking 25 years of successful work experience placements in Wandsworth – which has seen around 25,000 young people getting their first taste of the world of work.

Brothers who ran filthy and pest ridden butcher’s shop prosecuted and fined

Two brothers who ran a filthy, dirt-encrusted and pest riddled butchers shop in Tooting have been made to pay nearly £4,600 in fines and court costs after being prosecuted by the council’s food safety team.

Work begins on new 3G all-weather pitch in Battersea

Work is now underway to provide a new £2.1m all-weather pitch in Battersea’s Falcon Park which will boost sports participation and improve leisure facilities for the area’s young people.

New walking and cycling bridge consultation opens

Residents are invited to a new exhibition to view proposals for a bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico.

Panda Tacos go down a storm at Tooting Market

Donia Kamran and Kaafiya Bhatti have officially launched Panda Tacos after winning the Tooting Streetfood Challenge.

Crackdown on dangerous parking outside schools

Parents who park dangerously outside schools are to be targeted in a council crackdown.

Nine Elms apprentices meet Minister for London

The Minister for London Jo Johnson was welcomed to Wandsworth by the Council Leader, Cllr Ravi Govindia, as he met apprentices working in Nine Elms.

Deal signed to build another 92 affordable homes in Wandsworth

The supply of homes in Wandsworth for people on lower incomes has been boosted by the formal signing of contracts for the construction of 92 new affordable homes.

Don't miss your chance to comment on new approach to early years

Parents of children aged five and under are reminded to have their say on a new way of providing services for young children and their families.

New sexual health clinic to open in Clapham Junction

A brand-new centre offering high-quality, confidential and fully-integrated sexual health and contraception services will open on November 19 on Falcon Road, next to Clapham Junction Station.

Further work announced on one way redesign proposal but council repeats earlier calls for scheme to get underway

Town hall transport chiefs have given a cautious welcome to the news that further work will begin this month on the long-awaited and much-needed redesign of the Wandsworth one-way system.

‘Gatwick already has an extra runway so why build another at Heathrow?’ asks council leader

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia says the news that Gatwick Airport could use an existing reserve runway that’s already built and could be made operational quickly within days, highlights the “sheer folly” of building a third runway at Heathrow.

Wandsworth becomes first London borough to see 50 per cent of homes on estates given access to full-fibre broadband

Wandsworth Council has been named as the first local authority in London to offer 50 per cent of its council owned properties access to full fibre broadband, cementing its place as one of the fastest boroughs in the capital for broadband speeds.

Arts funding boost for new Nine Elms gallery

Wandsworth Council has welcomed news of arts funding to help set up a new gallery in Nine Elms, Battersea.

Plans drawn up to provide extra places at popular schools as part of a £15m investment in local education

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Plans are now being drawn up to expand some of the borough’s most popular schools after councillors agreed to invest more than £15m in providing more classroom places for the borough’s children.

Work nearly complete in making busy Battersea short cut safer and more welcoming

A £30,000 facelift at a popular but previously dimly-lit pedestrian and cycling short-cut underneath railway arches near Battersea Park is nearing completion as part of a council-led improvement scheme.

Cameras capture audience response at black history event

People of all ages and backgrounds attended an illustrated talk about black history in Britain from Roman times to the Second World War and a film crew from South West London TV was there to capture their reactions.

More speedguns to help enforce Brighter Borough’s 20mph speed limit

To help local police enforce the borough’s 20mph speed limit in residential areas, the council is purchasing two speedguns which will be used by officers in the Met to ensure drivers keep their speed in check.

Dog owners reminded of microchip law after some are taken to court and fined

Dog owners are being reminded that they must have their four-legged-friends microchipped if they want to avoid falling foul of a law that came into effect in 2016.

Search is on for borough’s top young chef

Young hopefuls from schools across the borough have attended the launch of the sixth annual Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year competition

Comment on new four-year housing and homelessness strategy

Local people are invited to have their say on the council’s plan to provide more housing options for Wandsworth people, invest in preventing homelessness and improve the its stock of 32,000 homes.

Council’s fraud investigators uncover school finance chief’s £220k theft

The former finance chief at a Battersea secondary school has been jailed for three and a half years after a council-led investigation discovered she’d stolen more than £220,000.

New lease of life for new look Earlsfield railway bridges

Earlsfield Station’s two railway bridges have been given a much-needed facelift.

Council leader outlines case for second entrance at Putney Station to transport secretary

Council leader Ravi Govindia yesterday (Thursday) repeated the case for a second entrance at Putney Station to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Litter louts face £150 on the spot fines

Wandsworth Council is to increase the maximum fine for littering from £100 to £150 to act as a deterrent to offenders.