Wandsworth leads the way in car club membership

As car club membership in Wandsworth approaches 14,000, more local people are encouraged to sign up and experience the benefits for themselves.

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Committees back Battersea estates regeneration

The regeneration of two Battersea estates has moved a step closer with unanimous cross-party support from two council committees.

Be a quitter this No Smoking Day

March 8 is No Smoking Day, and Wandsworth smokers are being urged to make it the day they take the first step in giving up tobacco.

Conservation careers take seed on Tooting Common

So far 15 Wandsworth residents have taken their first steps into ground maintenance and landscape conservation industry thanks to the £1.9m Tooting Common Heritage Project.

Wanted: cultural tenant for new home in Nine Elms

Cultural organisations are invited to pitch for a new permanent residence in the heart of Nine Elms.

Have you say at Heathrow expansion consultation event in Putney tomorrow

Local residents are being encouraged to have their say on plans to expand Heathrow airport at a Government consultation event at Putney Leisure Centre tomorrow (Friday 24 Feb).

Town hall determined to help catch those involved in Balham vandalism

The town hall’s community safety spokesman Jonathan Cook says the council will be working closely to support and assist the police investigation into an outbreak of vandalism that has caused deep upset and anxiety in Balham in recent days.

Get your tickets for the 2017 Mayor’s charity ball

Tickets are now available for this year’s Wandsworth Mayoral Charity Spring Ball on April 6.

Supermarket drop-in session gives advice on avoiding motorbike theft

Motorcycle and moped owners are urged to get free advice on how to keep their vehicle safe at a second supermarket drop-in session.

Wandsworth students crack the code to success

Students in Wandsworth are soon to showcase work they have created in coding clubs, a programme teaching local young people the highly desirable skill.

Young chefs get fishy as they prepare for final cooking challenge

Finalists in the fourth annual Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year competition have been on an early morning trip to Billingsgate Market for a masterclass in how to source, select and fillet fish and prepare it for the table.

Call for magistrates to impose deterrent sentences in flytip cases

The council’s environment spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook has called on local magistrates to treat flytip cases more seriously and impose effective deterrent sentences after a builder was given only “a slap on the wrist” for dumping a huge pile of waste in a local park.

Funding boost to help support victims of domestic violence and abuse

Support for the most vulnerable victims of domestic abuse across Richmond and Wandsworth has been given a boost, thanks to a £244k government grant.

Mayor urged to 'get a grip' as another Tube strike looms

Wandsworth Council’s transport spokesman Jonathan Cook has called on the Mayor of London to regain control over the capital’s transport network after the RMT union announced plans for another Tube strike next week.

Students shown the path to good mental health

A major new project is helping to improve the mental health of Wandsworth’s school pupils.

More free childcare for working families

From September some working parents will be able to claim an extra 15 hours’ of free childcare.

Developer who flouted planning rules must tear down unauthorised building

A property developer who’s flouted building rules and constructed an “ugly” block of flats in Earlsfield that bears no resemblance to the planning permission he was given has been told he must tear the whole thing down.

Wandsworth average council tax set to remain lowest in country

The average council tax bill in Wandsworth is likely to remain the lowest in the country under plans to be discussed by councillors next week.

Aspirations programme: Roehampton footballer signs with Championship team, inspires local young people

A promising young striker from the Alton estate who signed with Championship team Cardiff City returned to Roehampton this week to encourage the next generation of footballers.

Huge crane lifts Northern Line Extension tunnelling giants 20 metres below ground

A major milestone in the construction of the Northern Line Extension was reached this week with the lowering of two giant tunnel boring machines 20 metres below ground in Battersea, ahead of tunnelling starting in March.

Dedicated squad starts work cracking down on litter

A dedicated six-person enforcement team wearing body cameras will be cracking down on litter, as a major pilot scheme gets underway.

Have you thought about fostering?

Wandsworth is keen to hear from residents considering a career as a foster carer.

Ark Putney Academy was considered for prestigious Civic Trust Award

The £30m refurbishment of Putney’s Ark Academy has narrowly missed out on a coveted Civic Trust award which recognises outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment.

Design team begins work on Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge commission

A world class Design Team led by Denmark’s Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering is now starting a programme of exploratory works for a new car-free bridge across the Thames in central London.

More independent restaurants coming to Battersea Power Station

Another five independent restaurants are coming to Battersea Power Station this summer when the development’s first phase – Circus Village West – opens its doors to the public.

Mayor digs in as tree planting continues

The Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Richard Field has been helping to spruce up the borough by planting more trees.

Orchard blooms in the middle of Wandsworth

Residents of the Wendelsworth Estate have planted a new orchard in the heart of Wandsworth.

Heathrow expansion: help challenge Government on reduced noise respite

A proposal to halve the length of aircraft noise respite periods for more than a million homes under Heathrow’s flightpaths is among the key concerns councillors have raised with the Government’s third runway plan.

Free business advice clinics to help local businesses succeed

Local businesspeople are encouraged to sign up for a series of free business advice clinics, offering specialist, personalised advice to help them get ahead.

Wandsworth Digitech helps tech sector thrive

The council has set up a new business support programme to help the borough’s digital and technology sector thrive.

Keep warm and safe this winter

As winter tightens its grip, the council is preparing for cold weather, and has issued advice to local people on how to keep warm and safe.

Find out more about plans for a new Northcote Library at drop-in sessions

Residents living in and around Northcote Road in Battersea can find out more about plans for a new improved local library and community hall at a series of drop-in sessions starting this week.

Topping out at landmark Battersea development

Major construction work is complete at a landmark building in Battersea which is providing shared ownership homes, a new stretch of the Thames Path, and the foundations of a new bridge.

Wandsworth residents build their careers at Nine Elms jobs fair

Last Friday more than 150 local people came to Nine Elms to find out about careers and training opportunities in the regeneration area’s thriving construction, engineering and placemaking industries.

Thames riverbank at Battersea Power Station opens to the public

A new section of the Thames riverside has opened to the public for the first time in decades as part of the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms.

Free help to grow your business at enterprise week

Top business people will be giving advice to local entrepreneurs at the fourth annual Wandsworth Enterprise Week next month.

Milestone reached in new homes and health centre plan for Garratt Lane

The regeneration of a key stretch of Garratt Lane in Earlsfield has taken another step forward with the appointment of a developer tasked with providing new housing on council owned “brownfield” sites along with a brand new, modern community health centre.

Local projects share £143k council funding

Local projects, including help for local families, arts programmes and support for children with dyslexia, ADHD and hearing disabilities have been recommended to share more than £143,000 from the Wandsworth Grant Fund.

Book your place on special needs employment fair

There's still time to sign up for the Get Set GO 2! event on February 27 to help young people with special educational needs get into education, employment or training.

Council tops inner London league table for reducing bed blocking

Social workers in Wandsworth are pulling out all the stops to make sure that local people have good care packages in place so they can be discharged from hospital without suffering delays.

Social care users discuss dignity

Around 200 people were invited to share their ideas about how dignity can be at the heart of the care given to the borough’s most vulnerable residents.

People reminded to join local NHS ‘conversation’

The council is urging borough residents to have their say on future healthcare in south west London.

Royal Marine reservists given Freedom of the Borough

Members of the Southfields-based Royal Marines Reserve unit paraded Wandsworth town centre on Saturday (Jan 28) as part of the celebrations to mark being awarded the Freedom of the Borough.

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