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Council leader Ravi Govindia has pledged to work with Mayor of London to represent the city’s interests in the forthcoming EU negotiations and to help secure the best possible deal for local residents and businesses.

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Festival fever in Roehampton this weekend

Roehampton's Kings and Queens banquet and Feel Good Festival take place this weekend (2 and 3 July)

People warned to beware of scams

July is Scams Awareness Month and Wandsworth Council and Citizens Advice Wandsworth (CAW) have teamed up to expose tactics used by scammers.

Sign up for special needs employment fair

Get advice on future choices after school or college at the free Get Set Go event for young people with special educational needs.

Rocking and rolling around the Bandstand

Dust off your rock 'n roll skirts and leather jackets and get ready for the 2016 Live at the Bandstand: Rockabilly and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Plans unveiled to spend Formula E cash in park

The council has unveiled formal plans to invest £820,000 in Battersea Park mainly as a direct benefit of staging Formula E there for two years.

Wandsworth EU Referendum results

How Wandsworth voted

Featured in Headstart: Training the next generation of leaders

Young people from Wandsworth schools have graduated from the council’s Young Leaders programme.

Featured in Headstart: Award for inclusive schools

Chestnut Grove School in Balham and Paddock, a special school in Roehampton, have won first and third place respectively in a national annual award recognising work in promoting inclusivity and the growth of mutual understanding in society.

Featured in Headstart: Soldiering students

Students at Southfields Academy have taken part in a passing out parade after successfully completing a practical unit in drill as part of the Uniformed Services Course.

Featured in Headstart: Swaffield Knight School dubbed the best

Swaffield School has received a special award for its Knight School programme.

Setback for developer over Southfields parade

A property developer’s wish to turn a popular parade of shops in Southfields into residential space has suffered a setback after council planners blocked an application that would have allowed the scheme to proceed without requiring planning permission.

Look inside latest Nine Elms affordable homes

Riverlight newspage
Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia and cabinet member for housing Paul Ellis were at the Riverlight development in Nine Elms this week for a behind-the-scenes tour of 116 new shared-ownership homes.

Tennis means parking changes in Southfields

People living and working in Southfields are being reminded that changes to normal parking rules will come into effect from Monday of next week to mark the start of this year’s Wimbledon tennis championships.

Cycle safety drive for north Battersea

Throughout the coming year cyclists travelling through the Nine Elms area in north Battersea will be offered the chance to swap the saddle for a lorry cab so they can see the road from a HGV driver’s perspective.

Result of the Tooting By-election

Read the full results of the June 16 2016 Tooting By-election

Flora grabs the prize at Battersea Park Dog Show

A record-breaking number of dog owners entered their pet for the Battersea Park Dog Show yesterday (June 19), raising £420 for the Friends of Battersea Park.

Local families explore Tooting wildflower meadow

More than 70 local children have paid a visit to Wandsworth Council’s first wildflower meadow at Furzedown Recreation Ground, Tooting, where they helped build a five star bug hotel.

Local residents given free tickets to Formula E

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Battersea Park early next month to witness the climax of this year’s Formula E world championship.

Featured in Brightside: Get ready for a summer of cycling

There are plenty of opportunities to watch some top-class cycling this summer, and enjoy some cycling yourself.

Featured in Brightside: A new part of the South Bank

Nine Elms is on course to be a new centre for arts and culture and a commercial hub supporting 25,000 new jobs. Here is Brightside’s guide to what this rapidly changing area will have to offer.

Featured in Brightside: Tooting takes art to the streets

There’s a packed summer of arts and events coming up in Tooting.

Featured in Brightside: Protecting front-line services

As local authority funding has been reduced in recent years the council has been working hard to make savings while protecting front line services like weekly bin collections, libraries and the borough’s award winning parks.

Litter squad hits the ground running

The council’s newly expanded squad of undercover litter busters has been hitting flytippers where it hurts – in the pocket!

Banham launches Earlsfield academy

The Banham Group has opened the doors to its brand new training academy in Earlsfield and is now working with Wandsworth Council to recruit local candidates for traineeships in the security industry

Mayor launches search for family-friendly firms

The council is looking for the borough’s most family friendly businesses.

Prevention message during diabetes week

This week is Diabetes Week, and the council is sending out the message that with good lifestyle choices diabetes can largely be prevented.

Sharing finance systems to save councils £6.8m

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have appointed Capita Local Government to provide a new joint finance system and a range of transactional services in a deal that will save local taxpayers around £6.8m.

Free support for food businesses

A new business support programme has been set up by the council to help the borough’s food, catering and hospitality businesses.

Get involved in Get Active Festival

Get Active Day 2013
Local businesses, sports groups and community groups are being invited to take a stall at this year’s Get Active Wandsworth Festival.

Prize for schools' young historians

An exploration of entertainment in Tooting since the 30s was the winner of the second annual Wandsworth Heritage Awards for Schools competition.

Help job hunters dress for success

The council’s Work Match team is asking local retailers to donate clothes to its new Interview Dress Support service (IDSS).

Another 116 affordable homes in Nine Elms

Housing association Viridian has unveiled the first phase of new shared ownership homes at the Riverlight development in Nine Elms on the South Bank.

Turn it off for Child Safety Week

Wandsworth parents and carers are being urged to switch off their mobile phones, ipads and other distracting gadgets as part of Child Safety Week next week.

Kick start your career with graduate programme

The deadline for graduates with an interest in the public sector to apply for a training programme that could kick-start their careers is looming.

Contactless payment boosts river bus service

The council’s transport spokesman has welcomed the introduction of contactless bank card payments on the popular Thames Clippers river bus service.

Pay by direct debit for chance to win £5k

Residents who sign up to pay their council tax by direct debit could win themselves a big cash prize.

Expanded litter squad goes undercover

The council is using an undercover squad of litter busters to target flytipping hotspots across the borough.

Comment on review of enforcement policy

The council is reviewing its policy on how it enforces rules aimed at protecting local people.

Get help to quit tobacco for good

Wandsworth Council is supporting World No Tobacco Day on May 31 and is encouraging residents to give up for 24 hours as a first step to giving up completely.

Nine Elms architects show off their work

Local people are getting the opportunity to glimpse a preview of the architectural gems being built on their doorstep.

Apply for round three of Grant Fund

The third round of the Wandsworth Grant Fund is now open for applications

New nature reserve for Wandle Delta

Work is due to begin later this summer on a new eco-project designed to support aquatic life in the River Wandle.


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