Aniqua's winning poster reminds drivers to keep speed down

Aniqa Shahid from St Boniface School is the proud winner of a competition to design a poster reminding motorists to keep their speed below 20mph.

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Have your say on Ultra Low Emissions Zone plan

Local residents are being encouraged to examine the Mayor of London’s updated plans to expand the capital’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) to the South and North Circular.

Comment on proposals to tackle begging and street drinking in Tooting

The council is asking residents for their views on proposals to crack down on anti-social behaviour in Tooting.

Do you know an outstanding young person?

Do you know an outstanding young person? Nominate them for the 2017 Wandsworth Young Person of the Year award.

More town centre Christmas fun this week

More of the borough’s town centres will be ushering in the festive shopping season this week, with events in Southfields, Battersea and Tooting.

Find out about a career as a foster carer at town hall open day

Residents considering a career as a foster carer can find out more and have an informal chat at an open day this Friday.

Resounding 'yes' vote for two Business Improvement Districts

Putney and Wandsworth Town centres will both become Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in April next year after local firms voted through ambitious plans to boost trade and tackle key local issues.

Get your Golden Tickets in now

The first draw of this year’s Golden Ticket recycling competition will be on December 16, so Wandsworth recyclers are urged to get their entries in now.

Civic Awards for local heroes

Unsung local heroes have been presented with a 2016 Wandsworth Civic Award for their hard work on behalf of the Wandsworth community.

Young people take the Town Hall by storm in Takeover Challenge

The Takeover Challenge saw 26 young people from Wandsworth take over the roles of senior decision makers for a day and get a glimpse behind the scenes of the working world.

Get ready to WRAP up for 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.

Foodies go behind the scenes at New Covent Garden

Wandsworth businesses being supported by the Foodies programme were taken on a trip to New Covent Garden Market to find out how they can make the most of this resource right on their doorstep.

'Unions need to call a halt to strike action on Southern Rail'

The council’s transport spokesman Jonathan Cook is urging the rail unions to call an immediate halt to their long running series of strikes on Southern Rail.

Free professional recruitment service for local businesses

The council’s free local recruitment service is helping more Wandsworth employers find and retain talented local staff.

Loans to help Wandsworth businesses grow

Businesses in the borough which are struggling to secure funding from more traditional sources can apply now to receive a loan of up to £50,000, funded by Wandsworth Council and start up loans company Newable.

Olympic gold medallist opens new 'Brain Bus' at West Hill Primary School

Olympic gold medallist Phelan Hill visited West Hill Primary School in Wandsworth to officially open their Brain Bus, a new learning space on the school grounds.

Support your local shops this Christmas

Wandsworth residents are urged to do their festive shopping in local stores as one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year approaches.

Proposals out for consultation on Furzedown improvement scheme

Residents and businesses in the Furzedown area of Tooting are being asked to give their verdicts on a set of proposals designed to smarten up and improve a key part of their neighbourhood.

Filthy mouse infested food store forced to close

A food and grocers shop in Earlsfield was shut down by council inspectors after it was found to be riddled with mice.

Foodies programme is recipe for success

Local food businesses benefiting from the council’s free business support got together in the Mayor’s Parlour to celebrate the success of the scheme.

Quietway cycle routes consultation still ongoing

The public consultation on revised proposals for two new Quietway cycle routes through Wandsworth has reached the halfway stage.

US Ambassador meets 100 Wandsworth students in politics debate

US Ambassador Matthew Barzun discussed racism, Brexit and America’s role in the Middle East with around a hundred politics and history students from Wandsworth schools during a visit to the town hall today.

Jazz takes to the streets in Tooting

Tooting rang to the sound of live jazz at the weekend as The Streets returned to the town.

Hundreds of first-time buyers attend affordable home ownership open day

Buying a home could be the next step for 890 people who attended the council’s annual affordable housing information event recently.

Nominations open for the 2017 Active Wandsworth awards

The Active Wandsworth awards are searching for this year’s sporting heroes, and now is the time to put nominations forward.

Free debt and money advice in Roehampton

Help with rent arrears, debt, housing benefit, Council Tax and more is available from free sessions at the Western Area Housing Office, Holybourne Avenue, Alton estate.

Gear up for the London Youth Games

The next London Youth Games have just begun, and Wandsworth has high hopes for its young athletes.

Get your child inoculated at flu catch up clinics

A series of drop-in clinics is being held to help make sure as many Wandsworth schoolchildren as possible are inoculated against flu.

Council formally objects to plan for 'noisy' Clapham Common music festival

Wandsworth Council has formally objected to plans for a three day music festival on Clapham Common next summer.

Right to Part Buy: a new home ownership revolution in Wandsworth?

Council tenants in Wandsworth could soon have a Right to Part Buy a share of their home with a substantial discount, creating a new generation of homeowners.

Councils and campaigners take first step towards Heathrow legal challenge

Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor and Maidenhead Councils, together with Greenpeace and a resident of Hillingdon, have today written to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling demanding he withdraws Government support for Heathrow expansion or face court action.

Travellers forced to quit Wandsworth Common within hours

A group of travellers who drove caravans onto Wandsworth Common (yesterday) in a bid to set up an unlawful camp were moved on within only a few hours after legal warnings from Wandsworth Council.

Get checked out during national HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week 2016 starts on Saturday (November 19) and people in Wandsworth are being urged to check their HIV status.

Mayor lends support to Army recruiting drive

The Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Richard Field has reinforced the councils' support for the armed services by backing the British Army's recruitment drive.

Wandsworth Common's 'Cat's Back' bridge to be replaced by rail company

Network Rail has announced it will need to close a well-used pedestrian bridge that allows people to cross over the railway tracks that cut through Wandsworth Common.

Live job vacancies with Work Match today

workmatch jobs
The council’s Work Match service is now searching for Cineworld Team Members, accountants, security officers and many other professions to fill live job vacancies across Wandsworth.

Lack of warning from TfL and gas company leaves commuters in a jam

Wandsworth Council’s deputy leader Jonathan Cook is calling on Transport for London (TfL) and the utility companies to go the extra mile when it comes to alerting residents, businesses and the travelling public about their major roadwork schemes.

Schools invited to enter Wandsworth/GLL Heritage Awards

The borough’s schools are being invited to enter the third annual Wandsworth/GLL Heritage Award for Schools.

Councillor shares his story on Diabetes Day

Today (Nov 14) is Diabetes Day, and the council’s health spokesman Cllr Jim Maddan has spoken out about how the condition has affected him.

Residents offered free grit to use if cold snap hits

gritter in depot
Wandsworth residents are again being offered free bags of grit and rock salt as part of the town hall’s annual winter initiative to tackle snow and ice.

Builder ordered to appear in court over flytip found in Earlsfield park

A local builder has been summonsed to appear before magistrates in connection with last month’s discovery of a large flytip in a park in Earlsfield.

Queenstown ward by-election result

The Labour Party has retained its seat in the Queenstown ward by-election.

Council leader welcomes review of high stakes gambling machines

Council leader Ravi Govindia has welcomed the announcement of a Government review into high-stakes fruit machines amid growing concerns they’re fuelling a rise in problem gambling across the country.

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