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Plan your Big Lunch street party

The Big Lunch is less than two months away, and neighbours that want to get together and organise a street party are urged to get their application in as soon as possible.

Be part of a winning Wandsworth team

This year Wandsworth is hoping to the win the London Youth Games for the third year in a row, and is inviting young people to try out for the team.

Hours left to register to vote

The deadline to register to vote in next month's Parliamentary election and Earlsfield ward by election is midnight tonight (April 21).

Every local child offered primary place

Figures show a big increase in the number of Wandsworth parents who have been offered their first choice of primary school.

Residents can get a cut-price composter

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The cost of buying a composter through the council’s discount scheme has been reduced.

Candidates announced for May 7 elections

Nominations have now closed for the Parliamentary election taking place on Thursday May 7 and the Earlsfield by-election taking place on the same day.

Have your say on Alton planning guidance

A consultation is now underway on a draft supplementary planning document (SPD) for Roehampton.

National Grid laying new gas mains

Motorists and bus passengers are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys through Battersea for the next ten weeks after it was announced that National Grid will begin gas safety improvement works in the area on Monday.

Fully refurbished changing village opens at Latchmere swimming pool

Swimmers at Battersea’s Latchmere Leisure Centre will be able to enjoy the newly refurbished poolside changing areas in time for the start of the Easter weekend.

Nell is Wandsworth's top young chef

A dish of sweet potato and king prawn risotto helped Harris Academy Battersea student Nell Cairo scoop the title of Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year.

Councils unite behind Gatwick expansion

The leaders of Wandsworth, Croydon , Kingston and Southwark councils have published a joint letter in the Evening Standard newspaper highlighting the benefits Gatwick expansion would bring to the south of London.

Stop smoking while you read or shop

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

Burntwood school wins top architecture award

The £40m redesign and refurbishment of Tooting’s Burntwood School has been honoured in one of Europe’s most prestigious architecture and urban design competitions.

Crime in Wandsworth down 30 per cent over the decade

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Wandsworth has retained its position as the inner London borough with the lowest crime levels with recorded offences down by nearly a third compared to a decade ago.

Young musicans sell out the Festival Hall

More than a thousand young musicians from Wandsworth performed at the Royal Festival Hall this week at the Wandsworth Schools' Music Service concert.

First glimpse inside 98 shared ownership homes in Nine Elms

The first images of 98 new shared ownership homes in Nine Elms have been released today by Peabody and Wandsworth Council.

Schools honoured for raising achievements of disadvantaged pupils

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Nine schools in Wandsworth have received special letters of congratulation from a Government minister plus cash rewards for their outstanding work in raising the academic achievements of some of their most disadvantaged pupils.

Youngsters with disabilities speak out

Young people with special educational needs have been having a say in their own future at a unique town hall event.

Sign up for free slimming clubs

Wandsworth people who need to lose a bit of weight can get vouchers for 12 weeks’ Weight Watchers or Slimming World membership.

Art and science come together at the Pump House Gallery

The Pump House Gallery’s new exhibition brings together art, science and education, with works by three top artists working in collaboration with scientists and local schoolchildren.

Young people rise to the challenge

Young people who took part in February’s Challenger Troop military-style training programme have been rewarded for their hard work with at a special town hall ceremony.

Council to spend £70m more on improving local infrastructure

Wandsworth Council has announced further investment in improving the borough’s infrastructure over the next two years.

Government backs staff sharing plan

The Government has awarded Councils in South West London £3m to help transform services. Wandsworth and Richmond Council’s plans to create a shared staffing structure forms a key part of the award.

Families will soon be scaling the treetops in high-rise adventure course

Work has now begun on building Battersea Park’s exciting new family-friendly treetop adventure course.

More affordable homes at Battersea Reach

Council leader Ravi Govindia was at Battersea Reach this week to mark the start of construction on two new buildings which will provide 84 high quality affordable homes. The homes will be managed by Wandle housing association.

Earlsfield by-election date announced

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A local by-election in the Earlsfield ward will now take place on the same day as the general election on Thursday May 7, Wandsworth Council has confirmed.

Hidden homes tally tops 250 with unveiling of new rooftop extension scheme

Wandsworth’s pioneering Hidden Homes initiative has reached a major landmark with the official unveiling of the 250th affordable home built by the council since the scheme began.

New Wandsworth Grant Fun now open

The new Wandsworth Grant Fund is now open and accepting applications.

Extra £2.3m set aside to improve sports and leisure facilities

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Councillors have approved plans to invest an extra £1m in keeping the borough’s leisure centres in tip-top condition.

Shortlist unveiled for Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition

Wandsworth Council has revealed the four design teams to have made it through to the second stage of the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition.

Get cash to make your home warmer

Applications are now open for the latest round of funding from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, and Wandsworth people are being urged to apply.

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