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Cycle hire goes up a gear

Wandsworth’s cycle hire docking stations are now being used 2,500 times a day as more and more local people take to two wheels.

Blue badge stolen from 80 year old

disabled parking
A middle-aged man from Tooting has narrowly avoided a jail sentence after he was caught using a blue badge that had been stolen from the car of a disabled 80-year-old living nearby.

Remembering the Great War

The council will begin a four-year programme of commemorating the First World War with a ceremony next week to remember people from all over the Commonwealth who sacrificed their lives.

Funding in place for Lido fitness pavilion

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With Tooting Bec’s historic open air lido proving a huge summertime draw for local families, it has been confirmed that funding is now in place for a new £710,000 pavilion that will provide space for workout and exercise classes plus new toilets and a first aid room.

Putney Bridge repairs progressing well

One week into the essential repairs that are being carried out on Putney Bridge and the works are progressing well.

Ernest Bevin students on road to Yale

Two students from Ernest Bevin College in Tooting will cross the Atlantic this summer to spend a week experiencing campus and academic life at Ivy League Universities.

Millions invested in improving estates

The council has unveiled its latest multi-million pound programme of investment to improve the homes of people living on the borough’s housing estates.

Unlawfully built and cramped flats leave landlord facing court case

A landlord from Balham is set to be prosecuted in the magistrates court over allegations he built unlawful and unsightly extensions to his property which would have allowed him to rent out cramped and sub-standard living space.

Look out for your voter registration letter

Wandsworth residents will be receiving letters from tomorrow (July 19) about their entry on the electoral register.

No night flight changes until summer 2015

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The Government has confirmed today (Tuesday) that a plan to more than double Heathrow night flights will not be considered until summer next year.

Fall in Putney High Street pollution

Results from June to December last year show a major reduction in the number of times nitrogen dioxide levels on Putney High Street exceeded the EU hourly target.

Three popular schools will admit more pupils

School children
More school places are to be provided at three high-flying Wandsworth primary schools after proposals for extra classrooms were granted planning permission.

DfT orders study into new Heathrow rail link

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A first stage report examining a new rail connection between Heathrow and the south of England will be published in November this year, the Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed.

Man must pay compensation following dog attacks

A 51-year-old Battersea man has been fined and forced to pay compensation to two other dog owners after their pets were attacked by his staffordshire bull terrier.

Wanted: architect to design new £40m Thames bridge

An international competition to design a new £40m bridge across the Thames could get underway later this year under plans approved by Wandsworth Council.

Pink letter could save your business £1k a year

Shops, cafes and other small businesses should be on the look out for a bright pink envelope coming through their doors which could save them £1,000 a year off their rates bills.

Councils to pilot locally-led employment service

Wandsworth is part of a group of seven central London councils which will pilot a new locally-led approach to helping the long-term unemployed into work, it was announced today (Monday).

Street parties won't be tied up in red tape

With summer providing perfect party weather, residents are being reminded that they can stage a neighbourhood get-together without worrying about red tape or excessive fees.

New-look Tooting Triangle reopens after £120k revamp

Tooting Bec’s new-look Triangle children’s centre will be officially reopening tomorrow (Tuesday) offering families in this part of the borough a full range of family-friendly services and play activities.

Danebury traffic barrier to remain closed

Alton Estate Roehampton
Wandsworth Council has confirmed that proposed changes to the traffic barrier at Danebury Avenue will not be included in the final masterplan for the Alton Estate.

New website is breath of fresh air

Cleaner air for south-Londoners is being championed though a new website, jointly run by a collective of councils based south of the Thames.

Seeking out borough's unsung heroes

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Do you know an unsung local hero? You could nominate them for a 2014 Wandsworth Civic Award.

Don't miss out on the summer fun in Battersea Park

Children and young people will once again be able to enjoy some great sporting and leisure activities in Battersea Park during the school summer holidays, thanks to a local crime busting charity.

Court of Appeal decision opens way for new Putney primary school

putney school
Three of the country’s most senior judges have confirmed that the legal agreement between the council and the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators which will enable a new primary school to be built on the site of the derelict and vacant Putney Hospital is lawful.

Get cooking with your community

Local people can get professional training and a grant to run their own community cooking club.

Tooting Common restoration plans get £325k funding boost

Ambitious plans to restore some of Tooting Common’s most prominent historic features have moved a step closer after the council was successful in a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

NHS watchdog wants feedback on Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals is inviting members of the public to tell his inspection panel what they think of the health services provided at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Hundreds turn out for Nine Elms open days

More than five hundred people came to the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership open days last week at Bolney Meadow Community Centre.

Councillors back residents on road closure scheme

Councillors have backed residents in Tooting who were not in favour of changes to their local road network.

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