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Prestigious Green Flag flies over Battersea Park

Battersea Park has again been confirmed as one of the best green open spaces in the country after successfully retaining its coveted Green Flag award.

Woman prosecuted after dog attack

A woman whose dog attacked and killed a Yorkshire Terrier on Tooting Common earlier this year has been taken to court and ordered to pay compensation.

New crown post office for Wandsworth town

Council leader Ravi Govindia has praised the “excellent services” offered by the brand new Crown Post Office on Wandsworth High Street.

Recruitment roadshow to showcase local jobs

The Work Match Recruitment Roadshow will begin a tour of the borough next week as Wandsworth Council continues its local employment drive.

Putney remains open for business

Putney Bridge may be temporarily closed to vehicles, but the traffic-free town centre is still very much open for business.

Cycle hire numbers go up a gear

Wandsworth’s cycle hire docking stations are now being used 2,500 times a day as more and more local people take to two wheels.

Free health activities for Battersea estates

More and more people from the Winstanley and York Road estates in Battersea are now taking part in a council-led healthy living project.

Man jailed for deliberately starting tower block fires

A 19-year-old man has been jailed for a year for deliberately starting two fires at the housing block in Battersea where he lives.

Millions invested in improving Wandsworth housing estates

The council has unveiled its latest multi-million pound programme of investment to improve the homes of people living on the borough’s housing estates.

Unlawfully built and cramped flats leave landlord facing court case

A landlord from Balham is set to be prosecuted in the magistrates court over allegations he built unlawful and unsightly extensions to his property which would have allowed him to rent out cramped and sub-standard living space.

Look out for your voter registration letter

Wandsworth residents will be receiving letters from tomorrow (July 19) about their entry on the electoral register.

No night flight changes until summer 2015

Plane landing
The Government has confirmed today (Tuesday) that a plan to more than double Heathrow night flights will not be considered until summer next year.

Fall in Putney High Street pollution

putney pollution
Results from June to December last year show a major reduction in the number of times nitrogen dioxide levels on Putney High Street exceeded the EU hourly target.

DfT orders study into new Heathrow rail link

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A first stage report examining a new rail connection between Heathrow and the south of England will be published in November this year, the Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed.

Three popular schools will admit more pupils

School children
More school places are to be provided at three high-flying Wandsworth primary schools after proposals for extra classrooms were granted planning permission.

Wanted: architect to design new £40m Thames bridge

An international competition to design a new £40m bridge across the Thames could get underway later this year under plans approved by Wandsworth Council.

Pink letter could save your business £1k a year

Shops, cafes and other small businesses should be on the look out for a bright pink envelope coming through their doors which could save them £1,000 a year off their rates bills.

Popular Southfields school to get extra classrooms

A popular and high achieving primary school in Southfields is to take in additional pupils after proposals for extra classrooms were granted planning permission.

Putney Bridge repairs progressing well

One week into the essential repairs that are being carried out on Putney Bridge and the works are progressing well.

Ernest Bevin students on road to Harvard and Yale

Two students from Ernest Bevin College in Tooting will cross the Atlantic this summer to spend a week experiencing campus and academic life at Ivy League Universities.

New-look Tooting Triangle reopens after £120k revamp

Tooting Bec’s new-look Triangle children’s centre will be officially reopening tomorrow (Tuesday) offering families in this part of the borough a full range of family-friendly services and play activities.

Danebury traffic barrier to remain closed

Alton Estate Roehampton
Wandsworth Council has confirmed that proposed changes to the traffic barrier at Danebury Avenue will not be included in the final masterplan for the Alton Estate.

Funding in place for £700k fitness pavilion at the Lido

pavilion, tooting
With Tooting Bec’s historic open air lido proving a huge summertime draw for local families, it has been confirmed that funding is now in place for a new £710,000 pavilion that will provide space for workout and exercise classes plus new toilets and a first aid room.

Man caught using disabled parking badge stolen from 80 year old's car

disabled parking
A middle-aged man from Tooting has narrowly avoided a jail sentence after he was caught using a blue badge that had been stolen from the car of a disabled 80-year-old living nearby.

New website is breath of fresh air

Cleaner air for south-Londoners is being championed though a new website, jointly run by a collective of councils based south of the Thames.

Seeking out borough's unsung heroes

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Do you know an unsung local hero? You could nominate them for a 2014 Wandsworth Civic Award.

Don't miss out on the summer fun in Battersea Park

Children and young people will once again be able to enjoy some great sporting and leisure activities in Battersea Park during the school summer holidays, thanks to a local crime busting charity.

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