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GCSE success for Wandsworth students

Wandsworth schools are celebrating another successful year of GCSE results.

Children's hospice welcomes mayor

The Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Richard Field, has paid a visit to one of the charities he is supporting this year, Shooting Star Chase.

Electric police response car on trial

Wandsworth’s borough police force is now testing its first zero-emission electric powered response vehicle as part of six month trail.

Report Clapham Common noise issues to Lambeth

Local residents affected by the South West Four music festival on Clapham Common this weekend are being encouraged to report noise issues to Lambeth Council.

New Sainsbury's Nine Elms Point opens

The new Sainsbury’s Nine Elms Point has opened creating 250 new jobs for the local community.

Free bank holiday parking - but avoid yellow lines

Motorists can enjoy free parking across Wandsworth on Monday’s bank holiday - as long as they stick to marked-out bays in the borough’s controlled parking zones.

Join the Battersea Power Station Community Choir

Local people are being invited to get involved in a brand-new community choir.

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

Residents have until the end of September to sign up to pay their rent by direct debit for a chance to win a thousand pounds’ worth of shopping vouchers.

Wandsworth part of most highly educated region in Europe

Five west London boroughs, including Wandsworth, are home to the most highly-educated population in Europe, new figures reveal.

Last chance to comment on Chestnut Avenue proposals

Local people have until September 4 to comment on proposals for managing an historic avenue of horse chestnut trees on Tooting Common.

"Bitter disappointment' at Wimbledon Stadium u-turn

The London Mayor Sadiq Khan has handed responsibility for determining the controversial Wimbledon Stadium planning application back to Merton Council, while praising the scheme’s “great benefits”.

Still time to enter £5k prize draw

Residents have until the end of September to sign up to pay their council tax by direct debit if they wish to be entered into a £5,000 cash draw.

Staying safe when temperatures rise

The Met Office has today (August 23) issued a Level 2 Heatwave Alert for London and health chiefs are urging people to keep cool and stay safe.

Consultation on plans for traffic changes in Barnes

Residents living in the west of the borough can take part in a first stage public consultation being carried out by neighbouring Richmond Council on potential junction widening and road closure proposals that would affect traffic flows through Barnes Common.

Council protects 120 pubs from redevelopment

Wandsworth has cemented its reputation as the ‘most pub-friendly council’ in the country by removing permitted development rights from 120 of the boroughs best loved bars and taverns.

Honour your community's unsung heroes

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Do you know an unsung local hero? You could nominate them for a 2016 Wandsworth Civic Award.

Tooting ward by-election result

The Labour Party has retained its seat in Tooting following yesterday’s (Thursday’s) by-election.

Get ready for the Bellevue Road Summer Fair

The popular Bellevue Road Summer Fair is back on September 4, providing a day of family fun and showcasing Bellevue Road’s impressive and diverse selection of independent businesses.

New council homes plan for Battersea

A playground on the Winstanley Estate
New council homes could be on the way in Battersea as part of a plan to keep the local sports centre open for longer than anticipated.

BID decisions for two town centre business communities

Local businesses in Putney and Wandsworth Town centres are considering plans to form new Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) which would raise money to enhance the local environment and boost trade.

Landmark town centre regeneration underway

Work is proceeding apace on a landmark Wandsworth town centre regeneration and investment scheme.

Councils urge PM to back Gatwick expansion

A cross-party group of eleven London councils has urged the Prime Minister to support a new runway at Gatwick Airport and abandon proposals to expand Heathrow.

Mayor needs to make football stadium decision

Wandsworth Council has formally called on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to determine the controversial Wimbledon Stadium planning application himself and not hand the decision back to Merton Council.

Wandsworth remembers teenage soldier

The memory of a brave young soldier who died in the trenches of the First World War exactly 100 years ago at the age of just 15 has been honoured.

Wandsworth bucks library closure trend

A new report explores how Wandsworth has managed to keep its entire local library network fully open while delivering a wide range of service improvements and branch upgrades.

Putney to be first Low Emission Bus Zone

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Putney High Street is set to become the first ‘Low Emission Bus Zone’ in London, used exclusively by the city’s ‘greenest buses’.

Putney High Street pollution falling

New monitoring data has confirmed an 80 per cent fall in nitrogen dioxide pollution episodes on Putney High Street as Wandsworth Council approves a new wave of projects and enforcement powers to help improve air quality borough-wide.

Wandsworth has fastest cycling rate increase

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Wandsworth saw the highest increase in cycling in the whole of England last year according to new figures published by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Estate agents fined for dumping rubbish in the street

An estate agent in Tooting has been ordered to pay a £400 fine after dumping a load of rubbish in the street.

Action need now to prevent Southern Rail strike action

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia is calling on transport ministers and the Mayor to intervene to stop rail unions from plunging south London’s rail system into chaos next week.

Tooting Bec improvements near completion

Work is nearing completion on a community-led street improvement scheme that’s brightened up a residential area of Tooting Bec.

Greenlight for Parkrun to continue in the borough

Wandsworth Council is giving amateur running group Parkrun UK the green light to continue organising weekly races on Tooting Common.

UK's largest urban drainage network planned for Nine Elms

An ambitious new project designed to dramatically cut the amount of clean rainwater becoming contaminated in London’s sewers is set to be launched this summer across the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration area.

Surprise at Mayor's decision to back big stadium but block small one

Councillors have expressed surprise after it emerged that just a few days before signalling his approval for a huge new football stadium in Wimbledon, Mayor Sadiq Khan rejected plans for a much smaller community-led facility in Bromley.

More than 200 at special needs employment fair

More than 200 people went along to the Get Set GO! event to help young people with special educational needs get into education, employment or training.

Red card for mayor over stadium decision

The announcement that Mayor Sadiq Khan is likely to give the green light to hugely controversial plans for a 20,000 seat football stadium and more than 600 homes on the site of the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium has sparked criticism from councillors in Wandsworth.

Youngsters celebrate new primary school for Nine Elms

Pupils from St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School explored their brand new state-of-the-art building yesterday including its innovative rooftop games pitch.

Council teams up with new Wandsworth GoodGym

Wandsworth Council’s public health team is helping to fund a scheme that will help people keep fit and play a positive part in their community at the same time.

Battersea Park retains its prestigious Green Flag

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Battersea Park has again been confirmed as one of the best green open spaces in the country after successfully retaining its coveted Green Flag award.

Legal action will happen council leaders warn

A plane landing at sunset
The leaders of three London councils have written to the new Secretary of State for Transport threatening legal action if the new cabinet gives Heathrow expansion the green light.

New walk-in health clinic for Nine Elms

Wandsworth Council has teamed up with the Brighter Partnership to offer free health checks to people in Queenstown.

Public asked for feedback on Latchmere Rec cash

Residents who spend time enjoying the green open spaces of a small park in Battersea are being asked for their ideas on how a £65,000 windfall could best be spent.


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