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Final phase of Putney Bridge work underway ahead of September 26 opening

With the reopening of Putney Bridge just over a week away, work is continuing to safeguard the listed bridge and protect it against the elements.

New treetop adventure course

Exciting proposals for a new family-friendly treetop adventure course in Battersea Park have been granted planning permission.

Formula E races could be staged in park

State-of-the-art electric racing cars could soon be thrilling crowds of spectators in Battersea Park if the organisers of the new Formula E motor racing championships get the green light to stage a race there next year.

Government approves 'super sewer'

The Government has given the go-ahead for Thames Water to start building London 's 'super sewer' which will tackle sewage pollution in the River Thames.

£40m facelift for Burntwood School

Celebrations will be held later this month to mark the official unveiling of the new-look Burntwood School which has been completely rebuilt and modernised as part of a £40m investment scheme.

Inside look at iconic buildings

This weekend there’s a chance to peek inside iconic Wandsworth buildings as part of the Open House London event.

Let's Talk in Roehampton and Putney Heath

Let's Talk
Residents living in the west of the borough will be able to quiz their locally elected representatives and senior council managers and deliver their verdicts on a whole range of public services at special feedback session later this month.

Cycle safety event at Battersea Power Station

Another free cycle safety and HGV awareness event will take place next week at Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms.

Replacement all-weather sports pitch plan for Tooting Triangle

Wandsworth Council is drawing up plans to improve the sports facilities that are available on Tooting Common.

Burglars busted thanks to DNA scheme

Burglars thinking of targeting homes in Tooting have been thwarted thanks to an innovative anti-theft scheme.

Help your community get healthy

A playground on the Winstanley Estate
People living on Battersea’s Winstanley, York Road, Patmore or Savonna Estates can get trained up to help their neighbours lead healthier lives.

New boat set to be launched on Putney riverbus service

Passengers on the increasingly popular riverbus service between Putney and Blackfriars could soon enjoy an even better journey after it emerged that the operators are set to launch a brand new boat on the route next year.

Hip hippo hooray! Sculpture comes to Nine Elms

Artist Florentijn Hofman’s first ever UK commission, HippopoThames, has been installed in the River Thames at Nine Elms on the South Bank as part of the Totally Thames Festival.

Charges lowered for removing bulky waste items

Wandsworth residents who need a hand getting rid of large items of household waste can now get them taken away by the council for a reduced rate.

Council right to reject large and 'garish' advertising hoarding

The council’s refusal to grant planning permission for a giant illuminated advertising hoarding in the heart of Clapham Junction town centre has been endorsed on appeal.

Residents warned of council tax scam

Town hall finance chiefs have issued a fresh warning to residents that fraudsters could be using a sophisticated council tax scam to try and steal from them.

Education watchdog rates special school 'outstanding'

Pupils, parents and staff at a special school in Earlsfield are celebrating after it was rated “outstanding” by the country’s education standards watchdog.

Council set to consult over changes to the school sibling rule

School children
The council is set to consult parents in Wandsworth on proposed changes to school admission rules that should make it easier for children to attend their local neighbourhood community school.

Give your views about floods

Local people are invited to give their views on the council’s draft strategy to prevent flooding.

Respond to voter staff to avoid knock on door

If you received a letter in July asking for more information to complete your voter registration, respond as soon as possible to avoid a visit from council staff.

Rail chiefs offer assurances on improvement works at Putney Station

The council has received positive news from rail bosses in response to its campaign for improvements at Putney Station and for better train services for passengers.

Help us plan pharmacy services

Local people are being asked to take part in a major survey to find out if the borough’s pharmacies are in the right place and delivering the services local people most need.

Find out about new Earlsfield school

Floreat Wandsworth, the new primary school currently being built in Earlsfield, has arranged a series of dates for local parents and families to meet the team behind the school.

Expanding Heathrow would deliver a 'devastating blow for millions'

heathrow aeroplane
Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia is cautioning ministers against further expansion of Heathrow Airport warning it would “deal a devastating environmental blow to millions of Londoners”.

Free school wins planning approval for permanent home

Work is expected to begin soon on building a brand new free school in Roehampton.

Next step for Northern Line Extension

travel
Wandsworth has welcomed the announcement that Transport for London has awarded Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke the contract to design and build the Northern line extension to Battersea.

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