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New sixth form block and public works of art win Wandsworth Design Awards

A new sixth form block at a secondary school in Tooting and a series of public works of art in Balham High Road have both been named as the winners of this year’s Wandsworth Design Awards.

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Polling cards not needed to cast vote

People intending to vote in elections for the Mayor and the London Assembly are being reminded that they do not need a poll card to cast their ballot.

Penwortham shortlisted for design award

Penwortham School has officially opened its new building, which has already been shortlisted for a design award.

Ravenstone good and 'rapidly improving'

Pupils at Ravenstone primary school in Balham are attending a good and rapidly improving school that offers a good standard of education, according to national school inspectors.

Get ready for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe

The Wandsworth Arts Fringe starts next Friday (May 6) with a feast of live performances, exhibitions and events to tickle the palate of arts lovers across the borough.

Fourth Golden Ticket winner announced

A Tooting resident has won the fourth and final Golden Ticket recycling prize draw.

Town Hall gets 'measles' in bid to boost #MMR

Wandsworth Town Hall has been covered with images of measles spots as public health experts warn that London is in the grip an outbreak of the disease.

Record numbers chose a Wandsworth school

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A record number of parents have applied for a place at a Wandsworth primary school this September as the popularity of the borough’s schools continues to rise.

Pay rent by direct debit for chance to win £1k

Council tenants who sign up to pay their rent by direct debit could win themselves a prize worth £1,000.

Mia is young person of the year

A schoolgirl who campaigns to help other students struggling with issues around their gender and sexuality has won this year’s Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Award.

Putney school boasts new £1.9m classrooms

Children attending a primary school in Putney are enjoying lessons in bright new state-of the-art classrooms following a £1.9m investment in education facilities at their school.

Residents urged to get measles jab

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There has been an increase in measles cases in London, and Wandsworth residents are urged to make sure they and their children are immunised for their own protection and to prevent the disease spreading across the borough.

New monthly Putney antiques market

Putney’s new monthly Antiques and Vintage Market is held in Church Square on the third Sunday of each month.

Get your tickets for the mayor's charity ball

Tickets are now available for this year’s Wandsworth Mayoral Charity Spring Ball on May 13.

Man rented out council flat for profit

A council tenant who moved to the countryside to live in a house he secretly owned made thousands of pounds in ill-gotten gains by renting out the council flat he’d been given in Battersea, a court has been told.

Mayor's honour for health check barber

Battersea barber Franklin Taylor has been given a Mayor of Wandsworth’s badge for his work improving the health of the people in his local community.

Young musicians dazzle the South Bank

The eighth annual A Brighter Sound concert featured 1100 young singers and musicians performing to a sell-out crowd.

Council removes street party fee

Residents are being encouraged to have a right royal celebration in honour of The Queen’s 90th Birthday after the council decided to waive all its charges for organising a street party.

Adult learning rated good by Ofsted

Ofsted inspectors say that the quality of adult education, apprenticeships and other lifelong learning services in Wandsworth is good.

Amaya wins Young Chef crown

Burntwood School pupil Amaya O’Reilly aged 14 has won the third annual Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year competition.

Local students explore Nine Elms careers

More than 400 of Wandsworth’s school and college students came to South Thames College today to explore the varied career and training options available across the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration area.

Young apprentices visit the mayor's parlour

The deputy mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Leslie McDonnell, has hosted a lunch for local apprentices and their employers to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.

Borough-wide arts feast coming soon

The Wandsworth Arts Fringe programme is now available online, with 110 live performances and events across the borough over two weeks in May.

Don't miss chance to comment on 20mph

People in Wandsworth are being reminded they can comment on proposals that could result in lower speed limits being put in place across the borough.

Mayor officially opens new home for CAB

The Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Nicola Nardelli, has cut the ribbon on Citizens Advice Wandsworth’s new purpose-built centre within Battersea Library.

Air quality theatre completes schools tour

A high energy theatre production has completed a tour of local primary schools to help teach youngsters about climate change, air pollution and how our travel choices can affect the environment.

Sign up to manage your council tax online

A new online portal means Wandsworth people can manage their council tax account online, with other online services due to be available shortly.

Gold award for young people's Takeover Challenge

The Wandsworth Youth Council has received a Gold Commendation from the Children’s Commissioner for its work on November’s Takeover Challenge.

Council tax level set at country's second lowest

The council tax level for 2016/17 has now been officially set after councillors approved it at a full meeting of the council on March 9.

New-look Putney Bridge subway is a work of art

Pedestrians using the subway that runs underneath Putney Bridge to Bishop’s Park on the Fulham side of the river will have a safer, brighter and more pleasant journey with the imminent completion of its refurbishment.

Council tackles scourge of estates agents boards

Estate agents boards – seen by many as eyesores that scar the landscape – are set to become a thing of the past in four parts of Wandsworth after the council successfully lobbied for new legal powers that will be used to prevent their spread.

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Featured in Brightside: 450 local jobs and counting

The council’s Work Match local recruitment team has now helped more than 450 unemployed local people get into work and training – and you could be next!

Featured in Brightside: All change for Garratt Lane

Garratt Lane from Earlsfield to Wandsworth is fast becoming a regeneration hotspot with new homes, shops and a brand new primary school making the area one of London’s most sought after districts.

Haircuts and health checks at local barbershop

Men are getting health advice with their haircut as part of an innovative link-up between the council and a local barber.

Local buyers needed for 180 shared ownership homes

In the next few months around 180 high quality new homes will be offered to qualifying people who live or work in Wandsworth to buy on a shared ownership basis.

Green plaque marks hospital site

A new green plaque has been unveiled to mark the important role played in the borough’s history of St Benedict’s Estate in Tooting.

One you urges middle-aged to shape up

The council is supporting a major new national campaign to encourage middle-aged people to take care of their health.

Six month trial if public supports Dr Johnson scheme

Councillors say that any proposal to permanently close Tooting’s Dr Johnson Avenue to vehicle traffic would have to undergo a six month trial period before a final decision could be reached.

Hundreds attend free enterprise week

More than 800 people got advice and tips from business leaders during the third annual Wandsworth Enterprise Week last week.

Milestone reached in town centre regeneration scheme

Another major milestone has been reached in the latest Wandsworth town centre investment scheme.

Young chefs prepare for kitchen battle

Students taking part in the third annual Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year competition are getting ready to battle it out in the final next week.


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