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Power Station 'phase three' approved

Wandsworth Council has approved detailed plans for the south west corner of the Battersea Power Station development site.

Cross-party support for Gatwick expansion

At this week’s full council meeting councillors unanimously agreed to support the case for Gatwick expansion.

Book your place on beginners bike rides

Wandsworth residents are invited to join a series of beginners bike rides starting on Sunday 26 October in King George’s Park.

82 percent of shops claiming rates relief

The vast majority of Wandsworth’s small high street traders are now claiming a discount on their rate bills following the launch of the council’s ‘Pink Letter’ campaign.

Get your fireworks tickets now

Tickets for the Battersea Park Fireworks Display are now on sale.

Event to protect people from scams

Ever had a letter claiming you have won the Spanish Lottery? Chances are it is a scam.

Council to monitor mental health proposals

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The council has vowed to strictly monitor proposed changes to mental health services to ensure Wandsworth people get the best care possible, both in hospital and out in the community.

Catholic primary to consult on changes to admissions arrangements

A popular and heavily oversubscribed Roman Catholic primary school in Putney is to consult parents in the area and other interested parties over proposed changes to its admission arrangements for the 2016/7 academic year.

Council leader's tribute to Rastafarian campaigner

Council leader Ravi Govindia has paid tribute to the late Seymour McLean, a leading member of south London’s Rastafarian community who passed away earlier this month.

Planning consultation: pubs and takeaways

Wandsworth Council is now consulting on draft planning guidance which would give pubs and bars in the borough a greater level of protection from redevelopment.

Litterbugs learn costly lesson that you ignore fines at your peril

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Ten people who decided not to pay fines after they were caught throwing litter on the street have seen the amounts increase massively after the cases ended up in court.

Get funding to help your business grow

The Wandsworth Business Loan Fund, launched earlier this year, provides loans to local firms of up to £22,000.

Just over a fortnight left for parents to make secondary school choices

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Parents who want their children to start at a Wandsworth secondary school in September 2015 are being reminded that they must submit their applications by the end of this month.

Crackdown on builders who block the highway

Builders who take up residents’ parking spaces with piles of building materials or cause traffic jams by using grab lorries to empty skips are to be targeted in a new crackdown on highway obstructions.

New 20mph zone in Balham and Tooting

A new 20mph speed limit will come into force across large parts of Balham and Tooting after local residents said they supported measures to curb vehicle speeds in their residential streets.

Patmore residents urged to take part in housing ballot

People living on the Patmore estate in Battersea are being urged to take part in an important local ballot that will shape the future of their housing services for the next seven years.

Criminal gang set to face eviction proceedings

The council is set to take tough housing action against members of a Roehampton-based drug dealing syndicate many of whom who were given lengthy jail terms last week.

After the builders, parking crackdown extends to secondhand car dealers

Car dealers who use residents‘ parking spaces to store and sell their vehicles are facing a crackdown from the council’s operational services team

Affordable housing open day

The Affordable Housing Open Day, helping local people open the door to their new home, is now one week away.

Revamp for Oakdene Respite Centre

Oakdene, a council-run respite care centre for disabled children, has been upgraded thanks to property developer, Lend Lease.

Faiths unite in remembrance

Local people from different religious backgrounds took part in Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium’s annual multi faith memorial service to commemorate family, friends and loved ones who have passed away.

Give your views on local GP services

The council’s Public Health department wants to know what Wandsworth people think about local GP services.

Draw your way around Nine Elms

Wandsworth residents are invited to sketch, doodle, colour and scribble their way around Nine Elms on the South Bank this month as the area takes part in The Big Draw 2014.

Burntwood School celebrates its £40m refurbishment

Pupils, parents and teachers have taken part in the celebrations to mark the official unveiling of the new-look Burntwood School.

Doorstep fraudsters are not collecting money for local schools

Headteachers at some of the borough’s special schools are warning members of the public to be on their guard against doorstep fraudsters who are fleecing residents by falsely claiming to be collecting charitable donations

Scheme to help disabled children turns two

The council’s WAND Card, which helps the borough’s disabled children and their families get out and about, has celebrated its second birthday.

Consultations start on proposals to change sibling priority rule

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

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