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Wandsworth council estates set for record breaking broadband speeds

A fibre optic network now being installed on a council estate in north Battersea has clocked download speeds of 1086 megabits per second (Mbit/s) – around 47 times faster than the UK average of 22.8Mbit/s (Ofcom figure).

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Round two of Wandsworth Grant Fund launched

Round Two of the Wandsworth Grant Fund is now open, and a string of events has been organised to help people interested in applying for funding.

Videos show both sides of burglary

A former burglar and burglary victims have been speaking out as part of a unique council project to help keep people safe.

Parents invited to secondary school advice sessions

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Two important advice sessions are being held at the town hall next week for parents who want their children to start at a Wandsworth secondary school in September 2016.

Give your unwanted items a good home

The re-use service, which enables residents to have unwanted furniture, appliances and other items collected, refurbished and passed on to people who need them, has been improved.

Comment on playground revamp

The council has secured funding to refurbish the toddlers’ playground in Upper Tooting Park and wants to hear the views of park users.

New youth space for Patmore Estate

The Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Nicola Nardelli has officially opened a brand new youth facility on the Patmore Estate in Nine Elms which will be run by local youth charity FAST.

Local families celebrate new affordable homes

A family with two children with special needs have hailed their new affordable rent home on Mitcham Road, Tooting as “life changing”.

Life after school - get help from our team

Not sure what to do after you leave school? A specialist council team can help.

GCSE success for Wandsworth students

GCSE success for Wandsworth studentsWandsworth schools are celebrating another good year for GCSE results, with some stand-out successes.

Pop-up business support

A roving pop-up is visiting five Wandsworth libraries this month offering free advice, workshops and networking to help Wandsworth businesses grow.

Wandsworth students celebrate A-Level success

It’s been another impressive year for Wandsworth’s A-level students with local schools posting improved results across the board.

Leading Battersea eco business fronts UK trade campaign

Council leader Ravi Govindia has welcomed the news that a Battersea-based eco-business has been chosen to represent the nation as part of a Government campaign to boost trade and experts.

Honouring the borough's unsung heroes

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Do you know an unsung local hero? You could nominate them for a 2015 Wandsworth Civic Award.

Awards launched for community food growers

People who grow and cook food to benefit their community are invited to enter the inaugural Mayor of Wandsworth’s Grow Wandsworth Awards.

Popular Tooting pub is listed as asset of community value

A popular local pub in Tooting has been given an added layer of protection from redevelopment after the council agreed it should be listed as an asset of community value (ACV).

Builder to appear in court over Tooting Common flytip

A builder who was renovating his home is to be summonsed to appear before magistrates next month following the discovery of a huge flytip on Tooting Common in June.

New pavement for Clapham Common Westside

Residents living on part of Clapham Common Westside are to see their local environment improved with the installation of a brand new pavement outside their homes.

Campaigners take Heathrow concerns to Prime Minister

A group of councils, MPs, environmental groups, community organisations, aviation campaigners and London Assembly members has written to the Prime Minister to raise concerns about the air pollution impacts associated with a proposal to expand Heathrow Airport.

Developer loses bid to get consent for unlawful demolition of historic pub

The council has rejected a bid from a property developer that would have given him retrospective planning permission following his decision last month to demolish a Victorian public house in Battersea.

Help shape council campaign for better broadband

Wandsworth Council has today launched a new online survey asking local residents to rate the speed and quality of home broadband services across the borough.

House demolition in conservation area

The council has launched an investigation into the partial demolition of a large residential property in West Putney which has been carried out without planning consent.

Green flag flies over Battersea Park

Battersea Park has again been confirmed as one of the best green open spaces in the country after successfully retaining its coveted Green Flag award.

Airports Commision 'buried doubts' over Heathrow growth forecast

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The Airports Commission has been accused of burying evidence which undermined its decision to back Heathrow expansion over a rival scheme to develop Gatwick.

Still time for people to register views on future of Formula E

People still have time to take part in the public consultation that will help shape the future of Formula E in the borough.

Late night fun at Tooting Market

Tooting Market is now open late on Friday and Saturday evenings – with loads of bars, restaurants and stalls open until 10.30pm.

Mouse and insect infestation leads to closure of food shop

A grocery store in Garratt Lane was so badly infested with mice and insects and was in such a poor state of hygiene that council health inspectors were forced to close its doors immediately.

Battersea memorial to civilian war dead awarded listed status

A memorial that commemorates civilians from Battersea who lost their lives in World War Two has been granted listed building status by English Heritage.

New Pump House Gallery exhibition

The Pump House Gallery explores damage and healing through stitchwork and other media in its new exhibition.

New Peabody homes offered at big discounts to Wandsworth residents

A smart new housing development in Battersea is providing modern and attractive affordable homes for Wandsworth residents on lower incomes.

Developer loses Constitutional Club appeal

A property developer has failed in a bid to overturn Wandsworth Council’s opposition to a scheme that would have resulted in the loss of one of Tooting’s best loved historic buildings.

Residents can confirm their right to vote online

All households in Wandsworth will soon be receiving a form asking them to check that the information held on the electoral register about those living there is correct.

Plans for leisure services staff mutual gathering pace

Proposals for a charitable social enterprise to take over the running of some key town hall services are gathering pace with the leisure services staff mutual on target to launch in the autumn.

Record crowds Get Active at free family festival

Record crowds attended last weekend’s Get Active Wandsworth Festival in King George’s Park.

Latest designs unveiled for a new Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge

Updated proposals for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Thames between Pimlico and Nine Elms have been unveiled today as part of a design competition run by Wandsworth Council.

Nominate your entries for Wandsworth Design Awards 2015

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

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