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Battersea Arts Centre and Wandsworth Museum announce plans to unite

Battersea Arts Centre and Wandsworth Museum have announced that they plan to unite as one organisation offering an integrated programme of culture and heritage.

Public meeting for Wimbledon Stadium plan

Wandsworth Council has arranged a public meeting on Monday 2 February about plans for a new 20,000 seater football stadium and residential development on Plough Lane.

Councillor shares Crossrail 2 concerns

The council’s transport and environment spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook says he shares the concerns of local residents worried about the potential impact of Crossrail 2 tunnelling work on Wandsworth Common.

Warning to owner of 'at risk' building

The council has given a property developer a two month deadline to carry out urgent repairs to a neglected historic building in Tooting or face losing it through a compulsory purchase order (CPO).

Youngsters enjoying new astroturf pitch

Teenagers and young people on Battersea’s Surrey Lane estate are able to show off their footballing skills on a brand new £30,000 floodlit astroturf pitch.

Sign up for help with your energy needs

elderly winter advice
Wandsworth residents are being urged to find out if they are eligible for free extra support from their energy suppliers.

Meet the Forkans at Enterprise Week

There’s still time to grab a place on the Meet the Forkans event being held as part of next week’s Wandsworth Enterprise week – but hurry as tickets are selling fast.

Spurs star opens cancer pop-up shop

The Get to Know Cancer pop-up shop has been officially opened by former Tottenham Hotspur and England star Ledley King.

Another 20 council homes approved in Nine Elms

Planning permission has been granted for another 20 low cost rent homes on the Patmore Estate in Nine Elms.

Traffic delays likely as TfL unveils major works plan to road bridge

Motorists and bus passengers are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys through Clapham Junction town centre from Monday after Transport for London announced that major repairs will commence to the Huguenot Bridge on East Hill on Monday (January 26).

Prizes up for grabs in borough's exciting new history competition

Children at the borough’s schools are being urged to take part in a new competition designed to inspire greater knowledge and interest in the borough’s rich history and heritage.

Council sets out far-reaching housing strategy

A 60 per cent increase in the borough’s home building target is at the heart of a far-reaching housing strategy unveiled by Wandsworth Council.

Rogue builder jailed for trying to fleece 86-year-old's life savings

A rogue builder who tried to fleece an 86-year-old Tooting woman out of her life savings has been jailed for 30 months after being prosecuted by the borough’s trading standards team.

Work to begin on Balham and Tooting's new 20mph zone

Work to introduce a new 20mph speed limit across large parts of Balham and Tooting is set to begin in the next few days.

Cllr Jim Maddan awarded OBE

Councillor Jim Maddan has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honour List in recognition for his services to the community.

Council leader's new year message to Wandsworth

Ravi Govindia
"It has been another successful year for the Brighter Borough and the council has made great progress in delivering its vision for jobs and growth, and in helping local people to achieve their aspirations."

New shops, library and 200 homes for Wandsworth Town

Plans have been approved for 201 new homes and a brand new library in the heart of the Wandsworth Town regeneration area.

Ambasssador visits Southfields Academy

US Ambassador Matthew Barzun has visited Southfields Academy to talk to sixth formers about the ‘special relationship’ between America and Britain.

Director of care home for the elderly used dead mother's blue badge

disabled parking
The director of a care home for the elderly had no qualms about using her dead mother’s disabled parking badge to get free parking a court has heard.

Councils announce plan to create shared staffing structure

The leaders of Wandsworth and Richmond councils have announced plans for the creation of a shared staffing arrangement that will deliver substantial savings to preserve front line services. The proposals will be considered at future meetings of both councils.

Still time to take housing survey

Initial results from the council’s survey of people living in the private rented sector show many tenants do not know what standard of service to expect from their landlord.

FGM conference next week

A conference next week will bring together professionals working with the borough’s women and girls to discuss female genital mutilation (FGM).

Domestic violence one-stop shop is moving

The One-Stop Shop, which helps victims of domestic violence and abuse, is temporarily moving to a new home.

Still time for parents to have their say on proposed change to siblings rule

School children
Parents in Wandsworth still have time to join the debate and make sure their voices are heard on plans to change school admission rules in Wandsworth.

Stop smoking while you shop

tobacco control
Wandsworth smokers wanting to quit in 2015 can get help at supermarket pop-up clinics.

Help stop major aircraft noise increase over Wandsworth

A plane landing at sunset
Council leader Ravi Govindia is urging residents to help stop a series of new Heathrow flight paths being created over Wandsworth and other parts of London.

January job hunt? Work Match can help

This January is the perfect time to get back into work and Wandsworth Council's Work Match team can offer you a real advantage with your job hunt.

The First Humans come to the Pump House

The Pump House Gallery is going prehistoric in its new exhibition.

Grow your business at free enterprise week

Sign up now to learn from top business leaders at a week of free workshops, seminars and events to help borough businesses flourish.

Councils oppose Heathrow expansion

heathrow, aircraft noise
Cllr Ravi Govindia has reminded Heathrow bosses that councils across London and the Home Counties are deeply opposed to plans to expand the airport and create new flightpaths.

National Obesity Week

The council has teamed up with the NHS Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group to support National Obesity Awareness Week from January 12 and 18.

Extra help to spread recycling message

An information campaign targeting more than 12,000 borough homes will give advice on what can, and can’t, go into recycling bags.

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