Launch of London’s new e-taxi provides further reason why council is keen on more vehicle charging points

The oft-heard refrain from London cabbies that they “won’t go south of the river” is set to become a thing of the past with the launch of a new electric-powered black cab coming just days after Wandsworth Council announced it was looking to install e-vehicle charging plugs in lamposts the length and breadth of the borough.

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Faith event breaks down barriers

More than 70 pupils from Wandsworth secondary schools have been learning about some of the different faiths practiced in the borough.

Christmas comes to Roehampton!

The return of the annual Roehampton Lantern Parade on 7 December saw local people from around the Alton estate getting into the festive spirit.

Council leader welcomes Brexit breakthrough on EU citizens rights

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia has welcomed today’s breakthrough in Brexit talks which have guaranteed the rights of EU nationals in the UK and British citizens living and working in Europe.

Clean air campaign urges drivers not to idle

The borough’s network of volunteer Air Quality Champions and council officers have been out talking to drivers in Battersea and Putney to encourage them not to leave their engines idling.

New lamps for old

This pile of old street lamps in a council depot are awaiting recycling, as the programme to replace them with energy-efficient LED lights continues.

New Covent Garden launches food hub

New Covent Garden Market in Nine Elms – the UK’s largest fruit and vegetable market - has unveiled the first phase of its £130m development which will see it become London’s dominant food hub.

Young people take over the town hall

Young people took over the jobs of senior Wandsworth Council decision makers during the recent Takeover Challenge.

Winning poster reminds drivers to slow down

Motorists will be reminded to watch their speed thanks to students in borough primary schools.

What you said and what we’re doing in response to the Wandsworth clean streets survey

Earlier this year nearly 1,700 residents across the borough took part in Wandsworth Council’s clean streets survey, where we asked you to share your views on fly tipping, littering, and the local area.

Nominate your sporting heroes in the 2017 Active Wandsworth Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Active Wandsworth Awards for Sport and Physical Activity.

Battersea man loses council flat following discovery of cannabis factory and loaded gun

A suspected drug dealer has been evicted from his council flat in Battersea after a police raid uncovered a cannabis factory and a loaded firearm.

Free debt and money advice in Roehampton

Do you need help with rent arrears, or debt from Housing Benefit or Council Tax? Come along to free advice sessions at the Western Area Housing Office, Holybourne Avenue, Alton estate.

Community initiative plan for Roehampton playing fields

People living in West Putney are being given the chance to work on a community based solution for the running of the popular playing fields in Dover House Road.

Third Heathrow runway 'unbuildable'

Councils opposed to expansion at Heathrow have told the Transport Select Committee that the most recent evidence published by the Government continues to demonstrate that a third runway could not be built at the airport without causing unacceptable air and noise pollution.

Are you entitled to a council tax discount?

A council tax discount is available for people with severe mental impairment and those that live with them. Wandsworth Council is urging residents who may be entitled to this discount to make a claim.

Wandsworth’s clean streets policy enforced 24/7

Wandsworth’s Environmental Enforcement Officers work tirelessly around the clock to help keep the busiest streets in the borough clean and safe for those who use them.

Nominate an outstanding young person

Do you know an outstanding young person? Nominate them for the 2018 Wandsworth Young Person of the Year award.

Flying start for Wandsworth’s Youth Games team

The 2018 London Youth Games kicked off to an excellent start for Wandsworth on November 18 with a win for Wandsworth’s boys’ cross country team.

Wandsworth welcomes Chancellor’s cash pledge for electric motoring

The council’s transport and environment spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook has welcomed this week’s Budget announcement by the Chancellor that £500m is to be invested in boosting take up of electric vehicles.

Minister sees vital role and contribution EU nationals playing in local economy

Immigration minister Brandon Lewis was shown around London’s biggest regeneration project today (Thursday), seeing first hand the contribution being made by EU nationals.

Ford applies to run minibus shuttle service in Wandsworth

Car company Ford has revealed proposals to run its Chariot minibus shuttle service along two routes in the borough.

New advice service for EU residents

A new advice service has been set up for EU Nationals living in Wandsworth who are concerned about Brexit, as the council leader continues lobbying Government for their rights to be protected.

Council leader urges Chancellor to provide financial support to leaseholders over fire safety measures

Council leader Ravi Govindia has written to the Chancellor Philip Hammond in the wake of today’s Budget to request specific financial aid for Wandsworth leaseholders to help them pay their share of the cost of installing sprinklers in their homes following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Shaftesbury Park School take a stand against littering

Wandsworth Council is working with the youngest members of the borough to crack down on fly-tipping and littering.

Council leader welcomes review of high stakes gambling machines

Council leader Ravi Govindia has backed calls for new restrictions on the sums of cash that can be gambled on high-stakes fruit machines amid growing concerns they’re fuelling a rise in gambling addiction across the country.

Keep well this winter

elderly winter advice
As the weather turns colder, local people can get advice and support to keep warm and safe.

New study shows Wandsworth tops London’s economic growth league table

Nationwide research carried out by think-tank Demos for consultancy firm PwC has found that Wandsworth tops the London league table for boosting economic growth.

Wandsworth identified as fourth best place to live in England for disadvantaged residents

Wandsworth is one of the most successful places in the country for helping its disadvantaged residents, especially children and young people, on the road to success, according to a detailed nationwide study carried out by the Social Mobility Commission.

Wandsworth welcomes Chancellor’s cash pledge for electric motoring

The council’s transport and environment spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook has welcomed this week’s Budget announcement by the Chancellor that £500m is to be invested in boosting take up of electric vehicles.

Funding for neighbourhood schemes

Residents and community groups can apply for funding to improve their neighbourhoods as the fifth round of the Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) opens for applications.

New discount homes on the way for Wandsworth - in Europe’s tallest residential modular tower

Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of the council, visited Pocket Living’s Mapleton Crescent development on Monday (20 November) and installed one of its signature facade tiles.

#RoadSafetyWeek events at borough schools

Parents dropping off and picking up their children from borough schools will be getting advice as part of Road Safety Week this week.

Street scene improvements on course in Furzedown

A £300,000 regeneration scheme is now well underway delivering improvements to a key shopping area in the heart of Tooting’s Furzedown ward.

Butcher’s shop in Tooting faces legal action over “extensive” mouse infestation

A butchers shop in Tooting is facing the prospect of legal action after being forced to close for the second time in three months after it was found to be riddled with mice.

Massive housebuilding expansion: 605 council homes for rent and shared ownership on the way across Wandsworth

A thousand new homes look set to be on the way at sites across Wandsworth in the coming years, with 60.5% of them for low cost rent and shared ownership.

Ambitious goal of delivering electric vehicle charging points in all residential streets moves a step closer

The prospect of electric vehicle charging points being installed in every residential street in Wandsworth has moved a step closer after councillors backed ambitious plans for a major expansion in the borough’s e-motoring infrastructure.

Winter Trails festival launching this weekend

The Winter Trails series of art events starts tomorrow (November 18) in Nine Elms, and will launch with a Christmas lights ceremony and street market

Awards for local heroes

Local heroes including a stalwart of the scouting movement, volunteers and community organisers and campaigners have been presented with a 2017 Wandsworth Civic Award.

Chelsea Pensioners guests of honour at official pier launch

Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia and Deputy Mayor of London for Transport, Val Shawcross welcomed 26 Chelsea Pensioners aboard for a trip to City Hall at the official celebration of the new Battersea Power Station River Bus pier today.

More than 1,000 new trees to be planted in ‘The Greener Borough’

Residential streets in the Brighter Borough are to become even more green and leafy with the planting of more than 1,150 new trees in the coming months.

Tunnelling work completed on tube extension to Battersea

The extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea reached a major milestone this week with the completion of tunnelling work.

Art Night festival comes to Nine Elms and Battersea

The Hayward Gallery has announced that London’s largest free contemporary arts festival Art Night has chosen Nine Elms, Battersea and Vauxhall for its first foray into south London.

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