Stop smoking and cut your litter fine

People caught dropping litter will get a voucher to offset their fine if they complete a stop smoking course, the council has announced.

Be part of Small Business Saturday

Wandsworth Council is backing this year’s Small Business Saturday, and is urging local traders to get involved.

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.

Using litter bins could save taxpayers millions

Litter campaign
The council has launched a new anti-litter campaign after new figures showed that the bill for picking up waste dumped on the street is costing local taxpayers nearly £4m a year.

Fireworks tickets selling fast

The spectacular Battersea Park Fireworks Display is now just over two weeks away, and tickets are selling out fast. You have until next Friday to get yours at a cut-price rate.

Apply now for a free nursery place

Find out how to apply for a free nursery place for your child with the council's step-by-step guide.

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.

One week left for parents to submit secondary school application

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Parents have just seven days left to submit their applications if they want to secure a place at a secondary school next September.

82 per cent of shops now claiming business 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.

Charges reduced for removing large items of household waste

Wandsworth residents who need a hand getting rid of large items of household waste are being reminded they can have them taken away by the council for a reduced rate.

Cross party support for Gatwick expansion

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

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

Litter fines
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.

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.

Motorists given advanced warning of Upper Richmond Road road closure

Thames Water and Transport for London have announced that a weekend traffic restriction will come into force in Putney town centre in mid-November.

Still time to have your say on sibling proposal

School children
Parents who have a view on a proposed change to school admission rules in Wandsworth still have time to make sure their voices are heard.

Get empowered at I Am GRL

The borough’s young women are invited to the Wandsworth Girls’ Conference next week.

Event to protect people from scams

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

Power station phase three approved

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

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

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.

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