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Council set to protect pubs and put brakes on fast food expansion

Wandsworth Council has unveiled new planning guidance for the borough designed to protect local pubs from redevelopment and tackle the excessive spread of fast food takeaways.

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Help veg scheme grow in Roehampton

Enterprising Roehampton people enthusiastic about helping their families eat healthily are needed to help a local veg box scheme expand.

Half price parking for Tooting to stay

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Shoppers heading to Tooting town centre will continue to enjoy half price parking on a permanent basis if a pilot scheme to boost local businesses is extended by councillors.

Gatwick expansion could create local jobs

A new report by Gatwick Airport sets out the economic, housing, transport and employment benefits a second runway could bring to Wandsworth and the wider south London region.

Open the door to your first home

Find out how you can get the keys to a new home at next month’s Affordable Housing Open Day.

Council to map out new cycling strategy

Plans to develop a new and far-reaching cycling strategy were endorsed at last night’s community services committee meeting.

See great art on your doorstep

The annual Wandsworth Artists’ Open House event gives people a chance to discover the hidden creativity in their neighbourhood.

Free cycle training for young people

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The council is offering free cycle training courses for young people aged between ten and 15 year olds.

Get help to quit this Stoptober

This week sees the start of Stoptober, with plenty of support on offer in the borough to help you stop smoking.

Developers told to take urgent stepts to protect listed building

The council is taking action to force a developer to take immediate steps to safeguard and protect an historic listed building in Tooting that is at risk from neglect.

Families will soon enjoy thrilling treetop adventure course

Exciting proposals for a new family-friendly treetop adventure course in Battersea Park have been granted planning permission.

No need to pay for a council tax banding review

Residents who believe their home is in the wrong council tax banding and would like it reassessed are being reminded that this can be done free of charge by Government inspectors.

Government approves Thames Water's 'super sewer'

The Government has given the go-ahead for Thames Water to start building London 's 'super sewer' which will tackle sewage pollution in the River Thames.

Cycle safety event at Battersea Power Station

Another free cycle safety and HGV awareness event will take place next week at Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms.

Replacement all-weather sports pitch plan for Tooting Triangle

Wandsworth Council is drawing up plans to improve the sports facilities that are available on Tooting Common.

Burglars busted thanks to DNA scheme

Burglars thinking of targeting homes in Tooting have been thwarted thanks to an innovative anti-theft scheme.

Help your community get healthy

A playground on the Winstanley Estate
People living on Battersea’s Winstanley, York Road, Patmore or Savonna Estates can get trained up to help their neighbours lead healthier lives.

Last chance to nominate unsung heroes

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here’s still time to nominate an unsung local hero for a 2014 Wandsworth Civic Award, but hurry - the deadline for nominations is October 10.

Voter staff knock on doors

Wandsworth residents who have yet to complete their voter registration forms will continue to receive visits from council staff in October.

Wandsworth celebrates its Youth Games heroes

The Wandsworth London Youth Games team have been reunited to celebrate their second win in a row.

Parents need to start thinking about secondary school choices

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Parents who want their children to start at a Wandsworth secondary school in September 2015 are being advised to start weighing up their choices as the deadline for applications looms ever closer.

Don't get eaten by sharks - join the credit union

Residents who need an extra bit of financial help can access a range of affordable and ethical loans thanks to the partnership between the council and London Plus Credit Union.

Formula E races could be staged in Battersea Park

State-of-the-art electric racing cars could soon be thrilling crowds of spectators in Battersea Park if the organisers of the new Formula E motor racing championships get the green light to stage a race there next year.

New look Burntwood School to celebrate £40m facelift

Celebrations will be held later this month to mark the official unveiling of the new-look Burntwood School which has been completely rebuilt and modernised as part of a £40m investment scheme.

Council set to consult over changes to the school sibling rule

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

Give your views about floods

Local people are invited to give their views on the council’s draft strategy to prevent flooding.

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