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Councils call for swift decision on airports report

Councils around Heathrow and across West London have called on the Government to rule out a third runway at the airport and dismiss the UK Airport Commission’s final report.

Council earmarks £17m to improve travel choices

Wandsworth Council is to invest an extra £17m in improving local transport and travel options in the run up to March 2017.

More jobs for local people as Southside expands

Wandsworth residents can now register their interest in jobs at the new Debenhams department store which will open its doors later this year at Southside Shopping Centre in Wandsworth Town.

Celebrating heroes at armed forces event

This year the borough’s Armed Forces Day event will be hosted by Southside Shopping Centre on Saturday (July 4) from noon to 4.30pm.

Councillors approve 11 new 20mph zones

Councillors have given their backing to the introduction of 11 new 20mph zones in residential areas across Wandsworth.

Green light for 63 compact starter homes

The council has approved plans for 63 compact starter homes which will be offered to Wandsworth residents to buy at below market prices.

Love your neighbourhood park? Let us know

The council’s parks department wants to know what you think about your local small park.

Councillors face the public at feedback session in Balham

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Residents living in Balham ward will be able to quiz their locally elected representatives and senior council managers at a special feedback session next week.

Local projects awarded more than £179k of council funding

Twenty-eight local projects will share a total of £179.405 from the Wandsworth Grant Fund.

Developer to face legal action after unlawful demolition of 'cherished' local pub

The council has launched an investigation into the unauthorised demolition of a landmark Victorian-era public house in Battersea - and could order the developer responsible for its disappearance to rebuild it brick by brick.

Further protection for borough pubs

More than a hundred borough pubs are expected to get extra protection to help keep them at the heart of their communities.

Hundreds of lives turned around by Family Recovery Project

New figures show Wandsworth is one of the most successful councils in London at turning around lives of some of its most vulnerable families.

Councillors vote against plan to replace popular shop with residential units

Councillors have unanimously refused a planning application that would have jeopardised the future of a popular neighbourhood shop in Southfields.

Council publishes new strategy to promote cycling

Councillors in Wandsworth have given their seal of approval to a new draft strategy that aims to make cycling in the borough safer and more popular.

Councils reach first milestone in ambitious plans for new shared staff team

Wandsworth and Richmond Councils have today (Wednesday) unveiled a new single senior management team - the first major step in pioneering plans for a shared workforce serving both boroughs.

Get on your bike with a Sky Ride

The popular Sky Ride programme of guided Wandsworth bike rides for cyclists of all ages and skill levels kicks off on June 21.

Parking spaces saved for local residents during Formula E weekend

As Battersea Park prepares to host the climax to this year’s Formula E racing championship, Wandsworth Council has announced the measures it’s putting in place to ensure local residents are guaranteed priority when it comes to parking in the area.

Sheringdale primary pupils have safer route to school

Work to improve road safety on the approaches to a popular primary school in Southfields has now been completed.

Charges reduced for removing large items of household waste

Wandsworth residents who need a hand getting rid of large items of household waste are being reminded that the council will take them away for a cut price rate.

Don't pay cowboys to take away your waste

The council is urging residents to say a resounding no to cold callers who knock on doors and offer a cheap deal to take away their rubbish.

Get ready for Get Active Festival 2015

There is now less than a month until one of the highlights of the Wandsworth calendar – the Get Active Wandsworth Festival.

Roehampton Street Elite changing young people's lives

Council leader Ravi Govindia has praised the ‘hugely beneficial’ impacts of the Street Elite training programme which has helped dozens of Roehampton’s young adults develop their self confidence and get into work or training.

Parking changes for Wimbledon tennis

Changes to parking rules across the Southfields area come into effect to coincide with the start of the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Meet the credit union at weekly drop-ins

People interested in finding out more about the Wandsworth Plus Credit Union can chat to the team every Friday in the council’s customer services centre.

Pupils history projects win cash prizes for local schools

Pupils at three local primaries have won cash prizes for their schools after being named the winners of the inaugural Wandsworth Heritage Awards for Schools competition.

Traffic delays likely from major gas main woks on Trinity Road

Motorists and bus passengers are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys along Trinity Road from next Monday (June 29) because of major gas main replacement works.

Community Champions ready to help people with diabetes

Thirteen people have been named as Community Champions in Wandsworth after successfully completing a training course with Diabetes UK in collaboration with the council and Wandsworth CCG.

Tips to avoid phone scams during Neighbourhood Watch week

Neighbourhood Watch Week 2015 starts today (June 22), and this year the theme is Phone Scams.

Councillors consider neighbourhood improvement schemes

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New play facilities, new festive lights and better roads and pavements are just some of the schemes being considered for council funding at a meeting next week.

New Pump House Gallery exhibition asks What is Home

The new Pump House Gallery exhibition explores ideas of home through the work of a group of Arabian artists as part of the Shubbak Festival 2015

Project gets people back on their feet

Disabled and older people have been finding out about a project to help them get back on their feet and keep their independence.

Share your views on the commons

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Come to the Commons Management Advisory Committees' annual public meetings to give your views about how the commons have been managed over the past year and what you would like to see in the future.

Give your views on reshaping the borough's sexual health services

Wandsworth Council is modernising community services in the borough and wants residents’ views.

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