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Wandsworth welcomes new mayor

Former army officer Cllr Leslie McDonnell has been chosen as the next Mayor of Wandsworth.

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What to do this half term

There’s a range of playschemes and family activities across the borough this half term to keep youngsters entertained.

End of month deadline to apply for secondary school places

Parents in Wandsworth are being reminded that they have until the end of this month to submit their applications for a secondary school place next year.

Flytip enforcement activity for September

The council’s enforcement teams are out daily catching those responsible for making a mess on local streets.

Learn with your family

The Wandsworth Family Learning Festival runs from October 14-29, with a wide range of free educational and fun activities to try.

Campaign urges drivers to switch off car engines

A campaign to tackle air pollution has continued with drivers in Tooting encouraged not to leave car engines idling.

Help to own your own home

Get information and advice on how you can own your first home at the Affordable Housing Open Day next month.

Sign up for business support events

Local business people are invited to sign up for two upcoming events to help their business thrive and grow.

Thamesfield Ward by-election date announced

Voters in Putney’s Thamesfield Ward will be going to the polls in a by-election on Thursday, November 9, it has been announced.

Artists’ Open House this weekend

Nearly 150 artists across the borough will be opening up their homes and studios this weekend as part of the Artists’ Open House event.

Calling young history detectives

The fourth annual Wandsworth/GLL Heritage Awards for Schools is now accepting entries.

Councils raise concerns about 'development tax'

Wandsworth and Lambeth councils have condemned proposals by the Mayor of London that they believe put at risk new homes for low cost rent and shared ownership, as well as the Northern Line extension.

First anniversary of Richmond and Wandsworth Councils' shared staff team

Wandsworth and Richmond councils are today marking the one year anniversary of the creation of a shared staff workforce serving both boroughs - a move that will deliver savings of £10m a year for each council.

Council leader calls on both sides to work harder to secure rights of Wandsworth’s EU nationals

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia has joined other council leaders from the capital in calling for the rights of EU citizens to live and work in London to be safeguarded and protected.

New avenue of trees being planted on Tooting Common

Work is now almost complete on the planting of 64 small-leafed lime trees on Tooting Common to ensure that the historic avenue of trees at the heart of this popular green space can thrive for the next 200 years and beyond.

Leader pays tribute to Jim Maddan OBE

The leader of Wandsworth Council, Ravi Govindia, has paid tribute to Jim Maddan at the Putney councillor’s funeral on Saturday.

Comment on proposed new cycle quietway

The council is giving local people the chance to have their say on proposals for another cycle quietway through the borough.

Gold standard for animal welfare team

Wandsworth has again won plaudits from the RSPCA for its commitment to animal welfare.

Don’t miss your chance to nominate an unsung local hero

Time is running out to nominate unsung community heroes for a Wandsworth Civic Award. The deadline for nominations is October 17.

Borough-wide LED lighting upgrade underway

Street lamps across the borough are being replaced with energy-efficient LED lights.

Get help to quit tobacco this Stoptober

The 28-day Stoptober challenge starts on Sunday (October 1), and Wandsworth smokers are urged to take part and give up tobacco for good.

More homes get ‘Gigafast’ broadband

More people living on estates in Battersea, Wandsworth and Roehampton are getting the chance to sign up for broadband offering some of the fastest connection speeds in London.

New public artworks for Battersea

New artworks by internationally acclaimed artists have been unveiled at Battersea Power Station's Circus West Village.

Sixty one new council homes taking shape, with more planned

Construction is continuing apace on new council homes for social renting in Battersea, Putney and Tooting, with one of the developments soon approaching completion.

Flytipping enforcement efforts continue throughout August

The council’s enforcement teams are out daily cracking down on the small minority of people who make a mess on local streets.

Spread of charging points makes e-motoring a smart option in Wandsworth

Wandsworth is embracing the electric vehicle revolution by installing another 35 charging points at 11 new sites across the borough.

Work about to begin on Furzedown improvement scheme

A scheme to revitalise a key neighbourhood in the heart of the Furzedown area of Tooting will begin within days it has been announced.

Information from the police for schools and parents following Parson’s Green incident

The Metropolitan Police have issued the following message to local schools.

Battersea Park Fireworks tickets go on sale

The first tickets to the spectacular Battersea Park Fireworks Displace go on sale at 5pm today (Sep 1).

Mayor needs to explain his thinking behind police station closure plans

Councillors in Wandsworth are calling on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to explain to local people why the borough’s only 24 hour police station is earmarked for closure.

Open letter from the leader on Swandon Way planning application

The leader of the council Ravi Govindia has written an open letter to the people of Wandsworth on the Mayor of London's decision to call in a planning application to build homes near Swandon Way. The application had been rejected by Wandsworth Council.

Councillors approve plans for a bigger and better Northcote Library

Residents living in and around Battersea’s Northcote Road could soon be able to visit a bigger and better library in the heart of their neighbourhood.

There’s still time for businesses to Think Pink and save money

Wandsworth businesses can still claim a discount on their business rates as the council’s Pink Envelope campaign continues.

Councillors oppose opening up Thessaly Road

Councillors have unanimously backed local objections to plans to open up the northern end of Thessaly Road in Battersea to traffic.

Cleaning streets with Wandsworth sweepers

Sweeper Operative Kenneth Chambers has been keeping Battersea’s streets clean for nearly 20 years – and says he is incredibly proud to do his job.

‘Shiver me timbers’ – them pirates have set sail for Earlsfield

A fearsome looking pirate ship - The Golden Ghost - is fast approaching Earlsfield.

Free debt and money advice in Roehampton

Do you need help with rent arrears, or debt from Housing Benefit or Council Tax? Come along to free advice sessions at the Western Area Housing Office, Holybourne Avenue, Alton estate.

Roehampton success in getting back to work

Roehampton residents have benefitted from a two-month course to help improve their skills while looking for a job.

Crackdown on tenancy fraud saves £2.8million

Forty eight council and housing association homes have been recovered from tenancy fraudsters and let to people in genuine need during the past year, saving an estimated £2.8million in temporary accommodation costs.

Tooting flytipper caught on CCTV

Enforcement officers reviewed CCTV cameras in Tooting after discovering a huge pile of household waste dumped illegally.

Biggest volunteering effort yet for Embassy Day of Service

More than a hundred volunteers helped spruce up the Savona and Carey Gardens Estates yesterday as part of the US Embassy’s annual Day of Service, organised by Wandsworth Council.

£5m upgrade for Brighter Borough roads and pavements

Road users and pedestrians across Wandsworth will see improvements to road surfaces and footpaths as part of the council’s ongoing £5m neighbourhood investment programme currently underway.

Tributes pour in for Jim Maddan OBE

Heartfelt tributes are being made today to Jim Maddan, Mayor of Wandsworth, who sadly passed away earlier this morning (Wednesday).


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