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New home for Royal Academy of Dance on its way in Batterseas

An agreement between the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and property developers York Place Buildings has been reached to provide a brand new purpose built headquarters for this historic institution.

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Cheaper heating and hot water bills for 2,000 council properties

People living in 2,000 properties on housing estates across Wandsworth will see their heating and hot water bills reduced by ten per cent in April.

Royal Marine reservists stage parade to mark freedom of the borough award

Volunteers who serve their country in a locally-based Royal Marines Reserve unit will parade through Wandsworth town centre next week as part of the celebrations to mark being awarded the Freedom of the Borough.

Local NHS launches new 'conversation' with people in south west London

People in Wandsworth, Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton are being asked for their input as the local NHS continues to plan for the future of healthcare in south west London.

Council tops inner London league table for reducing bed blocking

Social workers in Wandsworth are pulling out all the stops to make sure that local people have good care packages in place so they can be discharged from hospital without suffering delays.

Get to know your health at pop-up shop

The Wandsworth Get to Know Your Health Pop Up Shop will be open in Southside Shopping Centre from January 23 to February 9.

Thirty new council homes approved for Battersea

Planning permission was granted last night (17 January) for new social housing to help support a major estate regeneration programme in the area.

Generous Balham raises charity cash

Generous Balham residents and visitors raised hundreds of pounds for the charity Centrepoint at the official launch of the Bedford Hill Place public space.

Work underway on 57 new council homes in Battersea

Building work is under way at three new housing development sites, as part of the council’s long-running Hidden Homes initiative.

Go electric in 2017

As the council prepares to install up to 125 new electric car charging points, more residents can now consider making the switch to zero-emission electric motoring.

Nine Elms construction jobs fair

Wandsworth residents are invited to a free construction recruitment event later this month showcasing the wide range of jobs and starter roles available through the Nine Elms regeneration programme.

Council mounts legal challenge against Lambeth's 'noisy' music festival

Wandsworth Council is taking legal action against neighbouring Lambeth over its backing for a noisy three day summer music festival on Clapham Common.

Hundreds of shared ownership homes need local buyers

A total of 790 new shared ownership homes are expected to be built across Wandsworth in the next three years, and local people are being urged by the council to make sure they get priority.

Armed forces personnel given housing priority in Wandsworth

The council’s policy of giving homeless ex-servicemen and women a higher priority on housing waiting lists has led to 27 being given council homes since 2011.

Series of roadworks around Wandsworth one-way system likely to cause delays

Drivers and bus passengers are being given advance warning of a spate of roadworks that are scheduled for the Wandsworth one-way-system starting next week.

Tributes paid to former councillor Maurice Johnson

Tributes are being paid to former Latchmere ward councillor Maurice Johnson who has passed away at the age of 84.

Leader and Mayor welcome honour for local arts pioneer

The Leader of Wandsworth Council, Ravi Govindia, and the Mayor of Wandsworth Richard Field have congratulated the artistic director of Tara Arts on being awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

Consultation on plans to set up Neighbourhood Forum in Tooting

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People living in a large area of Tooting are being consulted on proposals to establish a neighbourhood forum that would help shape decisions on planning issues within their area.

New personal safety app launched to keep Londoners connected

Wandsworth Council is encouraging local people to download ‘Circle’, a free personal safety app launched by London Councils to help Londoners stay connected.

Better sexual health services start today

The new Wandsworth Integrated Sexual Health Service (WISH) launches today (January 9), providing longer opening hours and a less fragmented service which is easier to access.

Right to part-buy your counil home policy launched

Council tenants in Wandsworth can now apply to buy a share of their home with a substantial discount, creating a new generation of homeowners.

Be Food Smart in 2017

Wandsworth is backing a national campaign to reduce the amount of sugar, saturated fat and salt being eaten by children.

Wandsworth Common bridge replacement means diversion for walkers and cyclists

Walkers and cyclists who regularly use the railway bridge that crosses Wandsworth Common are being reminded they will need to use an alternative route over the coming weeks while Network Rail engineers install a brand new bridge.

Work set to begin on Putney road safety scheme

Work is set to begin within the next fortnight on a series of road safety measures along the busy Lower Richmond Road in Putney.

Get ready to WRAP up for winter

As winter tightens its grip, the council is preparing for cold weather, and has issued advice to local people on how to keep warm and safe.

New partnership to promote good food

The Wandsworth Food Partnership has been set up to encourage people to eat good, fresh, locally grown food, promote healthy lifestyles and reduce food waste.

Can you help house a refugee family?

The council is looking for more residents, businesses or other organisations who could help provide a secure and safe home for Syrian refugees resettling in London.

Cash boost for affordable housing delivery

Wandsworth is to receive a payment of more than £13million from the government after seeing one of the highest numbers of new homes built in London, including the second largest total of affordable housing.

Warning to residents over fake emails promising council tax refunds

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against internet fraudsters after fake emails began resurfacing promising people a refund on their council tax bills.

Wandsworth Council Leader awarded CBE

Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in recognition for his services to local government.

Vow to quit tobacco in 2017

Wandsworth is backing Public Health England’s new year Health Harms campaign to highlight the damage caused by smoking.

Greater support for rough sleepers thanks to £400k grant

Around 400 homeless people in South West London could be helped ‘off the streets’ thanks to a £400k grant.

£500k investment in Brighter Borough's tennis courts

With Andy Murray confirmed as world number one, tennis fans in Wandsworth have something else to celebrate with work now well underway on upgrading six tennis venues across the borough.

Wandsworth to City Hall: Get all London building Hidden Homes

Wandsworth Council is calling on the Mayor of London to help other local authorities adopt its successful Hidden Homes programme, which could help deliver thousands of additional low cost properties across the capital.

Wandsworth libraries excel again

Last year was another record year for the council’s libraries network, with the largest number of issues in the capital - 1,432,685.

21 new council homes on the way in Roehampton

New homes are on the way for Roehampton as part of a council housebuilding development programme.

More catch up clinics to protect children against flu

A second series of drop-in clinics is being held in Balham and Clapham Junction to help make sure as many Wandsworth schoolchildren as possible are inoculated against flu.

Awards for borough's best businesses

Winners of the fourth annual Wandsworth Businesses Awards have been announced.

Coding clubs train up new tech-savvy workforce

The next generation of workers in the borough’s technology sector are being trained up in coding clubs being run in Wandsworth schools.

Catholic primary consults on proposed change to admissions arrangements

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A popular and heavily oversubscribed Roman Catholic primary school in Putney is consulting parents and other interested parties over a proposed change to its admission arrangements for the 2018/9 academic year.

Free debt and money advice in Roehampton

Help with rent arrears, debt, Housing Benefit, Council Tax and more is available from free sessions at the Western Area Housing Office, Holybourne Avenue, Alton estate.

Eco-project to breathe new life into Tooting Common's ancient grassland

Residents can expect to see improvement works to revive two key areas of Tooting Common over the coming months as part of the Tooting Common Heritage Project.

Phone company seeks to overturn Tooting Common telecom mast refusal

The council will resist a mobile phone company’s plans to erect a large telecom mast next to Tooting Common at an appeal being heard in the New Year.