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Key successes for project to improve people's lives

Key achievements of the council’s ‘Aspirations’ project to improve the lives of people living in the borough’s more deprived wards are outlined in a new report.

Dozens of rival Thames bridge designs unveiled

Dozens of rival designs for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Thames have been unveiled today as part of an international design competition run by Wandsworth Council.

Final countdown to Thames Bridge design exhibition

Starting on Monday next week exhibitions will take place in Pimlico and Nine Elms to unveil dozens of rival design ideas for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Thames.

Green light for Formula E in Battersea Park

The finale of the 2015 Formula E racing season is set to take place in Battersea Park this summer after Wandsworth Council’s planning committee approved plans for a temporary racing circuit.

Get set for waywards, walkabout and wallaroos

This year’s Wandsworth Fringe is set to be the biggest and best yet with a jam-packed schedule of more than 70 different listings.

Councillors set to freeze tax again

Wandsworth residents will continue to pay the lowest average council tax bills in the country under plans published by the authority.

Find out about free nursery places

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Parents of younger children who live in Wandsworth can find out more about a whole range of childcare options including free nursery places at a special drop in session at the Putney Exchange shopping centre later this week.

Miles of new pavements laid in the Brighter Borough

The council will have spent just under £2m laying brand new pavements across Wandsworth in the 12 months leading up to the end of March.

Extra layer of protection for Tooting historic building

The council has agreed to give the local community an increased say in the future of an historic building in Tooting.

New street care team formed to keep neighbourhoods looking good

A shake up of backroom staff and management structures means the council has been able to create an expanded team of frontline inspection staff dedicated to keeping the borough’s streets clean and tidy.

Hundreds of businesses turn out for Wandsworth Enterprise Week

Around 700 local businesses went along to one of the 20 Wandsworth Enterprise Week events to learn how to help their business flourish.

Another 28 shared ownership homes on sale

Notting Hill Home Ownership is advertising another 28 shared ownership homes for sale at the Battersea Reach development next to Wandsworth Bridge.

Nearly every child at school in Wandsworth is at a good or outstanding one

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Nearly every child who is being taught in Wandsworth is attending either a good or an outstanding school, according to education standards watchdog Ofsted.

Car dealer fined for clogging up parking spaces

A second hand car dealer who blocked a resident‘s parking space in Tooting for a fortnight while he tried to offload a gold coloured Peugeot has been fined for unlicensed street trading.

80 teams vyving for Thames Bridge commission

A total of 80 professional teams from across the globe are going head to head in a competition to design a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Thames from Nine Elms to Pimlico.

Sign up for help with your energy needs

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Wandsworth residents are being urged to find out if they are eligible for free extra support from their energy suppliers.

Councillor shares residents' concern over Crossrail 2 impact on common

The council’s transport and environment spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook says he shares the concerns of local residents worried about the potential impact of Crossrail 2 tunnelling work on Wandsworth Common.

Battersea Arts Centre and Wandsworth Museum announce plans to unite

Battersea Arts Centre and Wandsworth Museum have announced that they plan to unite as one organisation offering an integrated programme of culture and heritage.

Hundreds visit cancer pop-up shop

Hundreds of visitors have been getting the facts about cancer at the Get to Know Cancer pop-up shop, open at Southside shopping centre until February 12.

Councillor Adrian Knowles passes away

Tributes are being paid to Earlsfield ward councillor Adrian Knowles who has passed away.

Conference to help get jobs for the girls

Women are invited to find out how they can break into male-dominated careers at next month’s Jobs for the Girls careers conference, organised by the council’s Work Match team.

Plan ahead for Putney Bridge Road closures

Putney Bridge Road will be closed for resurfacing work over the next two Sundays.

20mph consultations underway in a dozen neighbourhoods

Residents in 12 areas across the borough are being asked if they would like new 20mph speed limits introduced in their neighbourhoods.

Next steps for Battersea estates regeneration

Councillors have backed plans to build up to 90 new social rent homes on the Battersea Sports Centre site on Hope Street … and to develop a bigger and better sports centre just a short walk away.

Work starts soon to install new zebra crossing in Nightingale Lane

Council highways engineers will shortly begin installing a new zebra crossing in Balham’s Nightingale Lane as part of a £75,000 package of measures to improve road safety.

Ambassador visits St John Bosco

US Ambassador Matthew Barzun has visited Saint John Bosco College ahead of the school’s move to its new Battersea building in September.

Your vote matters - make sure you're in

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With less than 100 days until the general election time is running out to make sure your voice is heard.

Young people enjoying Surrey Lane's new astroturf pitch

Teenagers and young people on Battersea’s Surrey Lane estate are able to show off their footballing skills on a brand new £30,000 floodlit astroturf pitch.

New apprenticeships for fashion industry hopefuls

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Local young people who want to work in London’s thriving fashion industry can now apply for a range of apprenticeships roles.

Most people recycling glass and paper

New figures show that Wandsworth households receiving the clear recycling sack service are recycling 83 per cent of glass and 81 per cent of paper and card - saving £1.7m in waste disposal costs every year.

TfL to carry out overnight road resurfacing work in Roehampton

Transport for London will later this month begin carrying out overnight work to repair and improve the road surface on two major trunk roads in Roehampton.

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