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Magistrates need to support community’s efforts to deter flytippers

The council’s environmental protection spokesman Steffi Sutters is calling on local magistrates to treat flytipping cases more seriously and impose effective deterrent sentences after a resident was given “a tiny slap on the wrist” for dumping a large pile of waste in a local beauty spot.

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New scheme to keep kids safe

A new scheme has been launched in Wandsworth Town Centre to help keep children safe.

Job opportunities at Waitrose

Wandsworth jobseekers can sign up for a training scheme that will guarantee them a job interview with Waitrose and Partners.

Comment on new approach to early years

Wandsworth parents are to be given a chance to comment on a new way of providing services for young children and their families.

Head of Electoral Services Neil Kennett retires after a lifetime of public service

Wandsworth Council's Head of Electoral Services is retiring after 43 years.

New state of the art changing pavilion to open soon at Barn Elms

Work to provide new state-of-the-art changing rooms for the people who enjoy taking part in a wide range of sports at the council’s flagship leisure and fitness complex at Barn Elms is now well underway.

Thumbs up for Roehampton Festival

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Get Active Roehampton Festival and helped make the day a big success.

Latest update for leaseholders from First Tier Property Tribunal regarding sprinklers

The latest information from the tribunal has now been received and concerns an extension to the deadline for submissions and reply forms to be returned.

Advice event for EU residents next week

Wandsworth residents who are EU Nationals have just under a week to sign up for a free event giving information and advice on their post-Brexit status.

Free health checks and microchipping for dogs

Dog owners in Wandsworth can get a free health check for their four-legged friends at two animal welfare roadshows being held over the next two weekends.

Children in care teams shortlisted for awards

The council’s support given to the young people living in and leaving its care has been nominated in two categories of the prestigious 2018 Children and Young People Now awards,

Councils championing the needs of disabled people at work

Wandsworth and Richmond Councils have been jointly awarded ‘Disability Confident Employer’ status under the Disability Confident Scheme.

Nominate your community stars

Do you know an unsung community champion? We’d love to hear from you.

Young people can enjoy newly revamped Wandsworth Common ball games area

Teenagers and young people can let off plenty of steam and stay fit at an upgraded ball games area on Wandsworth Common.

For Fish's Sake! Fishmonger stall to display 'fresh' plastic fished from the Thames

Visitors to the Positively Putney Summer Party and the Great River Race, London’s river marathon, on 8th September will find a fishmonger’s stall with a difference.

Help shape the future of Wandsworth Common

Local people have another chance to comment on a Management and Maintenance Plan being drawn up for Wandsworth Common.

Vote Battersea Park and make it the People’s Choice

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People can show their love for Battersea Park – “the jewel in the crown of London’s parks” – by voting it their favourite green open space in a nationwide competition.

Work now underway to deliver new look Earlsfield railway bridges

Work has now begun on a scheme to give Earlsfield Station’s two railway bridges a much-needed facelift.

Could you help a young person in trouble?

The council’s Youth Offending Team is looking for volunteers to support vulnerable young people being interviewed by the police.

Birthday celebration for Tooting Common cafe

Thanks to National Lottery players, the café on Tooting Bec Common has celebrated its 120th birthday with a party for the local community.

Thanks for telling us why you #LoveParksWandsworth

This summer we’ve been celebrating Wandsworth’s parks and open spaces, and we want to thank everyone who shared pictures with us of their favourite green spot.

GCSE success for Wandsworth students

Students in Wandsworth are celebrating another bumper set of GCSE results this year.

Flower show garden takes root in community space

Green-fingered residents in Nine Elms were delighted to welcome their very own show garden direct from RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

Pub saved for community

A community pub is set to reopen after council planners last night approved an application to extend it.

Love Parks: Your top ten hidden gems

Thanks to everyone who has been busy telling us about your favourite parks and gardens.

Another year of success for local schools at A-Level and vocational BTEC courses

The borough’s secondary schools have posted another set of positive results at both A Level and for vocational BTEC qualifications.

Millions more to improve Wandsworth’s roads and pavements

Road users and pedestrians across Wandsworth will see further improvements to carriageway surfaces and pavements with another £3m set aside for renewals and upgrades.

Love Parks: Five fab moments on film

The parks and open spaces of Wandsworth have featured in a number of classic and quirky films and famous pop videos.

Local residents urged to secure their vote

Households in Wandsworth are being reminded that they need to act to make sure their name is included on the borough’s list of eligible voters.

Tooting ‘loan shark’ jailed for illegal money lending

A 38-year-old man from Tooting has been jailed for 13 months for fleecing cash from vulnerable people through his illegal money lending operation.

Road safety boost near two primary schools

The council has unveiled plans to improve pedestrian safety on the approaches to two popular primary schools in Earlsfield.

Council's sprinkler installation policy endorsed by cross party group of MPs

Wandsworth Council’s policy on sprinklers has been endorsed by a cross-party group of MPs.

Love Parks: It's a fair cop

As part of our Love Parks campaign, Jonathan Lovett meets the men and women who patrol our parks.

Green light for creation of new community hub and conservation centre on Tooting Common

Thanks to National Lottery players the latest phase of the Tooting Common Heritage Project is set to begin with the restoration and refurbishment of a pavilion that will serve as a hub for a range of community uses including conservation projects that benefit this popular green space.

Love Parks: art in the park

Enjoy looking at art – and the park – in different ways in Battersea Park this summer.

Experts conclude that Heliport noise could be a danger to health

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Residents living in three riverside boroughs near the London Heliport in Battersea are being subjected to noise levels that could pose a risk to their health.

Love Parks: Safer play in our parks

A major £111,000 re-surfacing of a junior and toddler’s playground is the latest in a series of improvements across Wandsworth’s parks.

Love Parks: Restoration project sees Battersea Park’s perimeter railings given new lease of life

Battersea Park’s heritage perimeter railings have been given a new lease of life by being refurbished and re-painted to recreate their original splendour.

Don’t bet on new casinos or more high stakes gambling machines

Licensing councillors have signalled they want to stick with their long standing policy of opposing casinos in the borough of Wandsworth.

Funding secured for new 3G all-weather pitch in Battersea

The council has won its bid for more external funding to help provide a new £2.1m all-weather pitch in Battersea’s Falcon Park to boost sports participation and leisure facilities for the area’s young people.

Funding for neighbourhood schemes

The next round of the Wandsworth Local Fund is now open for applications from residents and community groups.

Contracts signed for construction of 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.

All aboard the Men’s Boat

HMS Battersea Men’s Shed is the latest vessel to set sail on the Thames thanks to a three-year boat building project.

Approval for 100% affordable housing scheme with extra care supported homes

Wandsworth Council’s planning committee has approved plans for a new 100 per cent affordable housing scheme in Roehampton that will include dozens of homes for older people with a range of care needs.

Councillors approve plans for new 32 acre park

Councillors in Wandsworth have backed plans for the creation of London’s newest public park since the 2012 Olympics.

New children’s home to open

A new children’s home is to open in the borough to provide a safe and welcoming home for young people in the care of the council.

Councils set for court challenge on Heathrow decision

A group of local authorities has today formally notified the Secretary of State for Transport that it intends to seek judicial review of the Government’s decision to give policy support in the Airports National Policy Statement (“NPS”) for a third Heathrow runway.


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