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Formal consultation on sibling rule proposal

Parents in Wandsworth are to be formally consulted on proposed changes to admission rules that should make it easier for more children to attend their local neighbourhood community school.

Free nursery places for two-year-olds

Hundreds of children from disadvantaged backgrounds are receiving free nursery sessions in Wandsworth as part of a £6m investment in their education and development.

Get the gremlins out of your recycling

Around 15,000 local homes are getting a visit this month as part of a campaign to help people recycle properly.

Campaign against high stakes machines

Council leader Ravi Govindia has signalled his support for a cross party campaign that aims to curb the spread of high stakes gambling machines in London’s high streets.

Balham gets in a festive mood

Balham gets into the festive spirit on Sunday (November 30) with its Christmas celebrations in Hildreth Street. For the first year ever, Hildreth Street will get its own 15ft tree.

Fashion Conversation comes to Wandsworth

Big name brands from across the fashion industry have come to Wandsworth Town Hall today to showcase the industry’s varied career and training opportunities.

Wandsworth Town gets ready for Christmas

Get into the festive mood at the Wandworth Town Christmas lights celebrations on Saturday (Nov 29).

Renew your Freedom Pass

Older people are being urged to renew their Freedom Passes with London Councils.

Just a few days left to register to vote

The council will publish a revised version of Wandsworth’s Electoral Register next Monday (December 1), which means residents only have a few days to ensure their name is included.

Council publishes plan to safeguard future of Tooting Bec Athletics Track

Councillors are expected to endorse proposals designed to safeguard the long-term future of Tooting Bec athletics track when they meet next week.

Successful cancer pop-up shop returns

The Get to Know Cancer pop up shop will return to Southside in January 2015, to help local people reduce their risk of getting cancer.

Civic Awards for local heroes

The borough’s unsung heroes have been honoured by the Mayor of Wandsworth at the 2014 Civic Awards.

Borough's streets rated cleanest in inner London

Wandsworth Council has been shortlisted for a prestigious national environmental award for the work it does in keeping the borough’s streets clean.

Gatwick makes case to Wandsworth

If Gatwick expands the airport will support the case for a redevelopment of Clapham Junction Station and will provide local people with access to apprenticeships, local residents have been told.

Tube extension to Battersea approved

The extension of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea has been given the go-ahead today by the Secretary of State for Transport.

New Covent Garden Market redevelopment approved

Plans to completely redevelop and modernise the country’s biggest fresh produce market have been approved tonight by Wandsworth Council’s planning application committee.

Minister launches national Parent Champion Awards

Minister for Childcare and Education Sam Gyimah has visited Wandsworth’s Enhanced Children’s Centre to launch the inaugural Parent Champions Awards.

Young people take over town hall

Young people took hold of the reigns of power in Wandsworth last week, shadowing senior decision makers during Takeover Day.

Don't miss having your say on plans for new-look one-way system

People still have time to comment on plans published by Transport for London’s for a radical redesign of the Wandsworth one-way system.

Festive events in borough's shopping streets

Get ready for Christmas with a string of festive fairs, parades, markets and light ceremonies across the borough.

Councillors expected to endorse Parkrun

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Councillors will be asked to endorse a series of proposals that could pave the way for organised amateur runs to be held in the borough.

Battersea shopkeeper twice caught selling cigarettes to children

A Battersea shopkeeper has been fined £1,000 after children were able to buy cigarettes at his shop on two occasions just weeks apart.

Business awards for borough's best firms

The borough’s best businesses were recognised at the 2014 Wandsworth Businesses Awards last week.

Battersea bar loses drinks licence after tide of complaints

A Battersea bar has lost its drinks licence after councillors were told that staff had hindered a police investigation into a serious assault on one of its customers.

Nominate your sporting heroes

Nominations are open for the 2014 Active Wandsworth Awards.

Healthy walks scheme gets national accreditation

The council’s Wandsworth Walk4Life programme has been given national accreditation by the Walking for Health scheme.

Consultation on plans to improve road safety near Southfields primary school

The council has unveiled proposals to improve road safety on the approaches to a popular primary school in Southfields.

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